Weight loss can be a difficult conversation to begin

04/21/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Most overweight people know they need to shed pounds, and while concerned family and friends can start that difficult conversation by focusing on health, anonymous e-mail reminders or refer-a-friend programs may not be a good option. Experts say people who try to lose weight need support, but tough love and stigma are not always good motivators.

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