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With weight loss being a common self-improvement goal does the 'buddy system' approach to weight loss work?

  • 1.  With weight loss being a common self-improvement goal does the 'buddy system' approach to weight loss work?

    Posted 19 days ago

    One of the more common self-improvement goals, particularly in the winter months before "beach body" season, is to lose weight. How people attempt to achieve their goals may vary by individual, but one of the more popular approaches is enrollment in a commercial weight loss program that uses a "buddy system" approach to weight loss. 

    This is where the program's design is aimed to shape and optimize a sense of community among participants to generate a positive impact on the participants' individual weight loss efforts. 

    So, does it work? 

    According to some new research, it does, but possibly not in the ways most people assume.

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