Should Partners in a Relationship Diet Together?
Why Two on a Diet Can Be Better Than One
If you live with a significant other and you go on a diet when they don’t, you may find it to be an awful struggle. While you are trying to curb your appetite, you partner is chomping down cheese steaks and eating cookies with whole milk. Many couples living together face this problem at some point in their lives. If you’re one of them, we’ve got some diet suggestions that will help.
It Takes Two to Tango
When I see a relationship where only one of the couple is on a diet, I always suggest that the other partner also take the diet seriously. The reasoning is that both partners are going to have to sacrifice while the diet is in progress. After all, the dieter is likely to be more if certain temptations are not present in the household.
Why should one partner have to suffer if they’re not the one who is overweight? When we love someone, we have to be willing to sacrifice for the health of our significant other. So maybe you don’t need to lose weight and your partner does. Can’t you skip the Twinkies for a few months if it means a healthier future for your loved one?
Even if one partner doesn’t need to lose weight when the other is on a diet, there’s no harm in both parties to the couple eating healthy. After all, a healthy diet doesn’t just equate to weight loss – it equates to better overall health.
The next time you (or your partner) decide to go on a diet, do it together. Your weight loss goals may not be the same, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your part to help one another.