A Couples Diet seeks to help the many couples that have gained weight as they became comfortable in their relationships.
There are some couples that are able to avoid this tendency.
In Love Me Slender, Drs. Thomas Bradbury and Benjamin Karney, reveal the dietary secrets of these couples.
The authors are codirectors of the Relationship Institute at UCLA, and have studied how couples can communicate to attain mutual goals.
Couples can either help or hinder both individual’s progress towards weight loss and better health.
Over the years successful couples are able to maintain their ideal body weight by supporting each other. They work together to follow a healthy couples diet and get regular physical activity. As a result their relationships also become stronger.
Love Me Slender identifies specific principles that couples can use to support each other to achieve their goals.
Your relationship is powerful because you and your partner inevitably and mutually affect each other’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
When you want to make a positive change to your lifestyle it can work better if you extend an invitation.
If you demand involvement in a couples diet this can make your partner feel controlled so they may start looking for a way out. Conversely an invitation leaves the decision up to them and treats them as an equal.
If your partner is resistant there are many ways you can make it easier for them to eat healthier. For example Love Me Slender says to:
Exercising together in a couple’s diet is one way to support each other’s weight loss goals and build your relationship. If your partner doesn’t enjoy physical activity, try to transform exercise into something fun.
You may consider activities like walking, hiking, salsa dancing or ice-skating.
Remember, if you make it a date night then it’s not exercise.
Often both members of a couple don’t have the same schedule or enjoy the same activities. In this case you can cooperate to give each other the time needed to exercise, For example, take turns doing grocery shopping and other household chores.
The couples diet, Love Me Slender: How Smart Couples Team Up to Lose Weight, Exercise More, and Stay Healthy Together retails at $25.99.
Love Me Slender is a couples diet that can change the dynamics of their relationship to improve health.
When couples support each other’s goals to eat healthy and lose weight they are much more likely to achieve a successful outcome.