Circle of Support Dos and Don'ts

Key #7, circle of support, is the hardest key because you can't do it yourself, and you can't control others. Here's what Dr. Phil suggests for how to support — and make sure you don't sabotage — a loved one. DOs
  • Remind me how much you care.
  • Trust in me.
  • Give me positive feedback.
  • Honor my behavior and actions.
  • Be patient with me.
  • Be honest about your feelings.
  • Laugh with me.
  • DONTs
  • Sabotage me with tempting foods.
  • Make fun of my program.
  • Make threats of separation.
  • Downplay the importance of my health.
  • Be threatened.
  • Call me names.
  • Put yourself down.
    For more on Key #7, circle of support, read The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom.

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