A little weight-loss praise could go a long way -- if you do it right

Losing weight isn’t all about you. It’s great if you’ve achieved some healthy goals, but how about praising others for shaping up?

Sounds easy, but it’s easy to overlook. This Fitness Center blog post from the Orlando Sentinel explains: “Although I think I’m tuned into my environment, I don’t always notice those around me. I’ve been so focused on my workout routine and my continued growth, that I’ve forgotten that it feels as good to give a compliment as it does to receive one.”

That’s true -- if you know what you’re doing. Let this “Best & worst weight-loss compliments” from WeightWatchers be your guide.

If you’re still tongue-tied, try this Glamour magazine blog that offers ready-made compliments to replace the annoying: “Have you lost weight?”