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15 Brilliant Tips to Help Your Loved One Lose Weight

By Andrew Alpin, 28 June 2018


Gaining weight isn’t necessarily a bad thing but gaining too much of it can be considered unhealthy. In the case of couples and newlyweds, weight gain comes along naturally when they indulge in luxuries, delicious food and other stuff. According to studies conducted at the University of Glasgow, newlyweds gain weight on an average of 4-5 lbs in their first year of marriage. In contrast, couples who live together gain much more around 30-40 lbs in just the first few months.

As we age, our metabolism gets slower and we become vulnerable to disease associated with weight gain. Losing weight to stay fit and active is a great idea, but getting your partner to do the same can altogether be a different story. The best way to go about this is if you make it an activity that you both can enjoy together. You need to stress upon your partner the importance of losing weight. Hence, here are some pointers on how to get your loved one to lose weight and back in shape.

1 Consider dieting together


Going through diets regularly is a good idea to work on your weight loss plan. However, it’s also good for gaining weight if you have to. Diet charts provide you with the knowledge you need about what to eat and what not to eat, what food-combinations are good and so on. It is relatively easier to follow a diet plan than begin dieting with the knowledge you gain from researching. There are numerous diets that meet various different fitness-related goals. Therefore, you should always pick a simple diet which is not so restrictive and that which you can stick to.

Consider dieting together

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2Consume a low-calorie and small portion based diet


The primary focus in these is on calorie content and daily portions. This diet will take a while to achieve your desired result but it is much easier to follow on a long-term basis and is well-balanced.

Consume a low-calorie and small portion based diet

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3Follow a low carb based diet


Follow a low carb diet which emphasizes protein and healthy fats consumption with minimal carbohydrates. Research has proved that these diets have a guaranteed weight-loss success rate. Hence, they are surging in popularity nowadays.

Follow a low carb based diet

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4Fill your House with healthy foods


Instead of shopping for junk foods and sugary stuff, try switching over to buying healthy foods. Replace all the junk food in your kitchen with fruits and vegetables. Keep them in places like on the kitchen table, so that you and your partner get motivated to snack on them. Without junk food around, you and your partner will be inclined to try out healthier food and snacks.

Low-fat yogurts, cheese sticks, nuts, hard-boiled eggs, cottage cheese, peanut butter and raw veggies are good replacements for all the fat-sugary junk food. Switch over from sodas and energy drinks to healthy hydrating fluids like green tea, decaf iced coffee, iced tea, water or flavored water, etc.

Fill your House with healthy foods

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5Pack a lunchbox for your partner


Control your partner’s calorie intake by packing a wholesome healthy lunch for them to take to work, instead of them having to resort to take-out from local restaurants. Lunches packed in the famous brown paper bags help you control the portion sizes as well as the calories your loved one will consume. This way you can make sure the ingredients are nutritious and fresh. It doesn’t matter if you have to lose weight the packed lunch is a much healthier way of eating.

Pack a lunch daily, for yourself and your partner. In fact, it would be better to pack it the night before to avoid the morning rush to work. This will ensure that neither of you cheats on the diet plan. It would be good to purchase Tupperware containers or lunch boxes, as these keep your lunch at an appropriate temperature for long periods.

Pack a lunchbox for your partner

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