When you're committed to weight loss, it's perfectly reasonable, even necessary, to ask your family and friends for support. Bringing them into the equation will both foster support and provide someone you'll have to "answer to" when you slip. Just knowing that they know your plans will help keep you on-track.
Hold a family meeting and discuss the changes you plan to make and how they can support you. If you'll be buying different foods, let them know that you're making a "safe" shelf to store your own foods, and ask them to find a separate place to store junk foods so you can avoid them.
If it will help you at this stage of your progress, ask if there can be designated areas of the house that are no-eating zones so you have a place to retreat without temptation.
Hold similar meetings with your friends to discuss how they can support you. And ask both family and friends not to suggest that you eat foods that are not in your diet plan.
Enlist your family and friends to help you reach your weight loss goals, and they'll give you support and cheerleading that will help ensure your success.
Megan Porter, RD