Are your friends making you fat?

Our social network has a major impact on who we are. From our lifestyle habits, to our financial situation, even to how we look and feel.

We’ve all heard the expression before, that you are the average of the 5 people you hang around most. In the book “Connected: The Surprising Power of our Social Network”, the authors confirm your worst nightmare; that your friends could be making you fat.

Think about it, your friendship group usually decides the restaurants you eat at, the sports you partake in, and your weekend activities. Not to mention, if all your friends are over-weight, you will perceive it as acceptable and normal, to be over-weight too.


The solution. Get your self involved in a new social circle. Surround yourself with positive and healthy individuals who are going to push you in the right direction. Be sure to invite your best friend along for the journey. Having an accountability buddy is one of the best ways to achieve your results and stay consistent long-term.

Associate with people that inspire and challenge you to become better everyday.