It can be difficult to set limits with loved ones or those close to you. Sometimes you may not even know what those limits need to be, or if or what would be helpful, you just know it does not feel good. If your interactions with others leave you feeling depressed, eating more, or getting off track with your personal goals, something needs to change.
Check out this article from Women’s Health magazine related to intentional and unintentional sabotage by those around you, and some tips for managing this. I am often working with individuals to set verbal boundaries with those close to them. Often simply telling someone you no longer want to discuss your weight loss journey can go a long way to making the relationship healthier and more positive. This will also ensure all of your relationships are not spent talking about your weight, which is already salient on your mind! Allow relationship time to be time away from the daunting thoughts of weight loss!