Worst Things to Say To Someone Trying to Lose Weight

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"I'm buying, let's go out for dinner!"

This can be a typical response from someone who is jealous of your weight loss efforts but is not aware of it, says Sejal Shah, MD, medical director of the Medi-Weightloss Clinics.

Best response: "Be honest and say, 'I appreciate the gesture and I would like to take you up on it another time,'" she suggests. Better yet, go… but choose a healthy salad, not a fattening entrée.

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