10 Ways You Can Help Your Spouse Lose Weight

BY: - 6 Sep '13 | Marriage

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If you have never struggled with your weight, I am here to tell you that it’s a blessing.  Trying to lose weight is challenging.  I know because I have lost 45 pounds before.  I had to make several lifestyle changes, and I was determined to get in shape.  I reached my goal and life was good.  Now, 14 years, a husband, and two kids later, I can tell you that losing weight is even harder than I remember.

I know so many of you have been where I am right now.  You look in the mirror and think, “dag, why is it so hard to lose this weight?”  It’s one of the most frustrating moments in the world because you actually know what to do, but being able to do it well and consistently keeps you away from your goal.

The only thing that makes weight loss even more challenging is a lack of support from your spouse.  Sometimes people don’t get any support at all, or they find themselves with a spouse who claims they are helping, but their “help” just makes you want to eat a brownie sundae… with extra whipped cream.

Below, are a few tips for those of you out there with a spouse who wants to lose some weight.  It’s my hope that reading this gives you the tools you need to truly support their weight-loss effort.

BMWK Family, what are some things you do to support your spouse’s weight loss efforts?

1) Give your spouse time.

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If your wife recently gave birth, give her some time. It’s great that Halle Berry can get her body back in a few weeks, but most women can’t. And this goes both ways. If your husband is recovering from an injury, give him the time he needs.

About the author

Martine Foreman wrote 352 articles on this blog.

Martine Foreman is a life coach who specializes in helping female caregivers who want more out of life but feel overwhelmed and confused. Through her content and services, Martine is committed to helping women embrace their personal truth, gain clarity, and take action to create lives they love. For more on Martine's candid views on life and love, visit her at cadidbelle.com. Martine resides in Maryland with her husband, two kids and sassy cat Pepper.


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