Dieting on your own can sometimes be a tough thing to do. Face it, diets simply aren't fun and the boredom and restraints that are put on you by a diet can be some of the reasons why so many people find it difficult to stick with their diets for a long period of time. That's why you might want to consider finding a friend that might be willing to go on a diet with you.
The first thing you need to consider when you are looking for a diet partner is to make sure that the person you choose, you are close to. It needs to be someone that you are going to be willing to spend a good amount of time with. Your diet partner should also be someone that you care about and cares about you. It needs to be someone that you would like to see get healthier along with you and that you want them to succeed in reaching their goals just like you. So, you need to be honest with this person, they need to be someone you don't mind sweating in front of and someone you can easily talk to.
The person that you pick to be your partner will also need to have the same goals as well as level of commitment that you hope to have. It's OK if one person has a little more will power than the other, in fact this could be a blessing in disguise, but you can't have a situation where there will be continual disagreements on how serious to take the whole thing. This can cause resentment as well as bad feelings between the two of you.
Don't make it a competition. You need to understand that everyone's bodies are different and their metabolisms are different as well as having different tastes. What might work for your partner may not work for you. Your partner might lose the pounds faster while you might build more muscle instead. So you need to stay positive about any changes in either of you.
You also will need to come up with some fun activities that the two of you can do together as a diet team. You should think about doing things you haven't done before and things that actually can't be done alone. For example canoeing, dancing, kayaking or rock climbing might be examples of this.
One of the most important things that you will need to do is to depend upon each other. You should work out an exercise routine that you do on a regular basis together and stick to it. For instance if your friend has made special arrangements to be able to participate in this exercise routine, you need to stick to it so as not to let them down.
Final Note: Be there to encourage one another, this is really important since that is a big factor why a lot of solo dieters fail, they have no one there to cheer them on or to help them continue when they feel like they just can't go on.