Ask your doctor to be your weight-loss buddy.
Weight loss might seem like the ultimate self-help quest, but your best bet for dropping those pounds is NOT to do it alone.
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, people who are obese lose more weight when they work closely with their doctors. In fact, people who had medical counseling lost double the weight and also kept the weight off longer than those who went on weight loss programs on their own.
So, if you are trying to lose weight, get your doctor involved.