Losing weight can be an especially difficult thing to do. When you first start out the program is fresh and new and your motivation is high. But as the time goes on you can lose steam and begin to cheat on your program. If you have a friend to go through the program with you there is an increased chance of success.
Accountability is one of the major reasons that having a friend go through a weight loss program with you will work to your advantage. On days when you feel like not working out you have a friend to push you to continue your exercise routine. When you have cravings for food that is not on your diet you can talk to someone who is on the diet with you. The partnership will push each member to success in the diet and you will all see your weight loss increase.
One stumbling block in a partnership diet is that each member has to stay focused to pick up the slack when the other person falters. If both people lack the drive then you need to either find a new partner or figure ways to keep each other motivated. One good way to motivate each other is to share successes with others. Tell people how well the weight loss team is doing this will give a third party the accountability to push the team. Another way to stay motivated is to alternate days of picking exercises or creating meals to motivate you or your partner in your weight loss program. The partnership will also benefit by your successes and if one partner loses weights you will push the other to further success.
Source by Andrew Schirmacher Jr