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Life coach Kirsten Long advises on love, work and more.
Q“My partner’s gaining weight. How should I encourage him to get healthy without making him self-conscious or upset?”
You sound like you have an insight into your partner’s self-esteem, which will help you tackle this issue with care.
Start with the most effective way of helping him to lose weight: his diet. If you do the shopping or cooking, you have the power to influence his eating. Buy fresh fruit and vegetables, and less junk food, and try to get creative with your cooking. Grating veggies into a stew or a soup is an excellent trick!
When your partner feels like eating badly, get him involved with a task to help take his mind off food. Especially if it’s something he loves, like sex!
Although diet has the biggest impact on weight loss, becoming more active is important for general health. Get your partner moving by going for walks or doing things together, like dancing.
Your affirmation is very important to your partner, so be sincere and tell him when he looks good. Encourage him when he’s doing a physical activity with you and point out how much you enjoy each other’s bodies when you’re both feeling fit, healthy and full of energy.
Help your partner work through this and he will appreciate you even more.