So, I was watching DietTribe the other day. I tend to tivo weight loss, health and nutrition shows and see if they are any good. This one was about these 5 friends who were all losing weight together and were so glad they were supporting each other through this. It was a great positive message but also got me thinking about what they were like as freinds before and how often does this happen to people?
I have talked about it a lot on here….what is normalcy? Do we choose to go out with friends for drinks and dinner more often than we choose the right patch becuase we don’t want to be the crazy fitness, nutrition freaks? Or do we choose to surround ourselves with people who “get” us and our interest in fitness and our intensity for nutrition and health?
I have also found that being a thin person in a relationship with someone heavier can sometimes be a bad thing for the skinnier person. There are studies and I don’t know them well enough to site them. I did see on Oprah that if your three best friends are overweight there is a 50% better chance you will also be overweight (I saw this on the Oprah that had Dr. Oz on discussing Longevity.)
I often talk about how I want to surround myself with people who make me want to be better. It’s not that I don’t like heavier people, it’s that I don’t want anyone in my life who weighs me down and nags on me for not being lazy like them. I want people in my life who are better than me or better in different ways and push me to be better.
So, are your friends making you fat? Do you need to cut some of the fat out of your life?
Take a look at some of these before and afters from the show DietTribe I showed above. Keep in mind that the show is only 6 weeks, so not quite as crazy of results as the Biggest Loser….