I'm a big believer that, most of time, teaming up to get something done is more fun and more effective than going it alone. Take, for example, shoveling snow or painting a room. When you do it solo, these are chores. But throw another person (or two… or a few) into the mix and you've got yourself a "party." And when you work as a crew, you're able to reap the rewards of your hard work (cocoa, or pizza!) faster.
This is also true when you're trying to eat better or to get in shape. Running with a friend motivates me to jog further-and faster. It always helps, too, to be on the same page when it comes to sharing meals: it's tough to stick with a salad when others at the table are loading up on big dishes of pasta smothered in cream sauce. (My solution: make delicious and seemingly decadent diet-friendly recipes that everyone will love, such as Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Lasagna [recipe below], which is ooey-gooey delicious and has only 333 calories per slice.)
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