Want to lose weight? Then find a doctor who will tell you to. A new study done by the University of Georgia and published in the April issue of Economics & Human Biology found that overweight people who were instructed by their physician to lose weight—even those who weren’t ‘ready' to hear it—were more successful losing weight than others without a doctor’s recommendation. While these findings may make sense, we must not forget about a 2011 study that found obese patients who used Weight Watchers lost twice as much weight as those treated by doctors. It seems that not only do people want someone mentoring and monitoring their weight loss, but they also want to thrive in groups!