How to help your wife lose weight
Women get fat in marriage for many reasons. Childbirth, age-related changes in hormonal levels, decreased physical activity, ingenuity in the kitchen, eating after a child, an unfavorable family environment, stress and psychological disorders all affect weight. Looking at these reasons, it's not hard to guess that weight loss is based on three pillars - proper diet, sufficient physical activity and stress control. You can't do without the help and support of your husband.
How to help your wife eat right
For a woman to start eating right, her man also needs to change his diet. A wife shouldn't go on a hard diet for you. Even if she does, when the diet is over, your spouse will return to her old eating habits and her previous weight. You need to change your eating habits - gradually, but forever. This means that you will have to forget about sausage and love poultry and fish, instead of fried, eat baked, boiled, blanched, stewed food, significantly reduce the amount of sugar and sugar-containing foods in the diet. This is not a diet, but a healthy diet that is important to both.
If you want to help your wife eat right, then:
Start buying healthy foods yourself;
- Think about your own health and appearance;
- Unobtrusively balance your family's diet of proteins, fats and carbohydrates;
- Stop gorging at night, eating in front of the TV, asking to cook high-calorie meals;
- Replace food-related activities with other interesting activities;
- Refuse harm, perhaps your wife will follow your example;
- Don't sabotage her progress by buying junk food.
Perhaps the wife will not immediately understand what is happening. Try to accurately explain to her that these changes are important for health - poor nutrition leads to obesity, diabetes, diseases of the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract. Avoid verbal constructions: "You got fat", "You need to lose weight", "You are losing weight, you can't do that", "What are you eating again ?!" and the like. It will only make things worse.
How to motivate your wife to workout
To change the other person's attitude towards sports, start exercising and show how much fun it brings you (calorizer). Do not impose, but offer to study together. You can go to the gym together, buy the necessary sports equipment home, or start with a morning run. Exercise is more difficult for overweight people, so support and help your loved one.
If your wife is not physically or mentally ready for training, start with long walks in the fresh air and spend the weekend active. Invite your wife to buy a subscription to the pool or dance, while you sit with the children.
How to support your wife in losing weight
Being overweight often has psychological causes. Perhaps your wife is too tired at work and at home, she does not have enough impressions and the strength to get them, so she stifles her desires with food. She may be under intense stress or suffering from emotional distress. Doctors confirm that depressive disorders are more common in women than in men.
If the spouse is often sad, annoyed, feels a lack of energy, complains of headaches and back pain, sleeps poorly and suffers from gastrointestinal disorders, this indicates an overstrain of the nervous system and psychological problems. Talk to your wife, ask what worries her (calorizator). Start by vocalizing your own feelings and concerns.
If your wife does not open up to you, suggest that she seek help from a therapist. Most importantly, offer her your help and share household chores. When a woman is responsible for all the housework, childcare and maintenance of her husband, she will inevitably face exhaustion of the nervous system, depression and overweight.
The most important thing for losing weight is the support of a loved one. He may not be aware of it, but she makes a huge contribution. Support should be expressed not only in words but also in actions. Change yourself and help your loved one change by creating an enabling environment.
Author: Ekaterina G., nutritionist, fitness blogger (specially for Calorizator.ru)
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