9 ways to lose weight when your other half loves junk food

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Have you ever wondered why people tend to gain more weight when they’re in stable relationships? While there may be many factors contributing to weight gain not associated with relationship statuses in general, those dinner dates, or time spent chilling on the couch instead of hitting the gym, have their effects in the long run.

What’s worse for your waistline than dating is if you’re dating someone who is a “Junk Food Junkie”, and would rather forego dinner to feast on a bag of 12 Kit Kat bars (speaking from personal experience here).

The novelty of having your friends jokingly poke fun at how blissful you must be in your relationship, since you’re packing on the pounds, quickly wears out. This might sound a tad corny, but if you’re seeking longevity in your relationship, it is important that you achieve that in terms of your health as well. So how do you broach the topic of losing weight to your partner? Here are some tried and tested tips.

1. Be honest

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Keeping fit is a long-term commitment. Dragging him to the gym three times a week? Probably achievable with some effort. The hard part is to ignite a change in his lifestyle and eating habits from within, such that he exercises even without your reminders.

To do that, it is first important that he understands your concerns. Frame them so that you have his and the relationship’s well-being at heart. The last thing you want is for him to feel like it is a personal, superficial attack on his outer appearance. Your man may look like a tough dude, but he could have a very sensitive ego.

2. Incorporate physical activities into your dates

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Other than the holy trinity of all dates (movie-dinner-shopping), explore some activities that incorporate a certain level of physical activity. Rather than a date at the mall, try going trekking instead. We have a few recommendations for fitness dates in this article you can consider!

3. Play up the gifting game

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Gifting is a regular relationship occurrence, and can grow in difficulty with the length of your relationship once you’ve exhausted all “typical” gift items. Try giving him something to aid his fitness journey instead: a gym membership, credits at the health food store, or a package for the special activities mentioned above. An air fryer is also an awesome choice of gift. Other than the usual nuggets and seaweed chicken, an air fryer is capable of cooking full meals without oil, and with minimal seasoning and effort!

4. Organise cookouts

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Dining out can be expensive and unhealthy at the same time. Initiate stay-at-home cookouts on the pretext of wanting to save money instead. By cooking at home, you are better able to control what goes into your food such as the unnecessary sodium or MSG.

Click here to read the rest of this article. This article was first published on Daily Vanity, Singapore’s first beauty-only magazine. Hop over for more beauty and fitness related tips and tricks.

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