1. Find a Group of Motivated Peers
Our editor lost 20 pounds using the Social Diet. Here is his first tip:
The connecting power of smartphones means members don't have to be local—we had members in three states—but it helps to have people you can talk to face-to-face, as well. We liked that our group was smaller than 10, though we have no evidence that improved results. One weight-focused app, Noom, facilitates setting up groups of around eight for its users.