hen it comes to food, married life may not be easy. The typical situation is that you want to eat healthy and try to keep you at least during the week, but he also gives himself pasta in the evening, the bread never fails at the table, and you don’t want to take a dessert at the end of a meal? So then the diet, which in itself is a word that generates mental laziness, requires even more discipline and willpower.
How not to fall into temptation? If he eats ice cream by watching your favourite TV series on Netflix, how can you not take at least a teaspoon? And how do you pretend to be happy if, coming out of the gym, he makes you find the ready carbohydrate dinner?
After all we know, true love makes us fat, science also says it. Sentimental happiness is directly proportional to the pounds on the scale. Researchers from the University of Queensland, Australia, followed 6,500 women between 20 and 30 years, for 10 years . This analysis showed that people in pairs weighed 30% more than singles. And the weight gain recorded in one year was about 1.8 kilos. The reasons? Emotional safety leads to letting go, less time is spent on physical exercise, or problems and crises can cause us to let off steam on food. (Blessed are those who do not eat when they suffer).
The first rule to follow in order not to undermine the relationship or nullify the results of the diet is to talk openly with your partner, and try to find a middle way to continue eating together and share the pleasure of food: “Share some ingredients, but customised the portions to put in the dish. If he eats tacos, for example, you can prepare a taco salad without tortilla, cheese and sour cream, but with vegetables, sauce and avocado,” suggests Cynthia Sass, author of the book Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches With Pulses – The New Superfood.
1 Make things clear right away
If you intend to start a diet or observe a healthy eating style by balancing well what you eat, talk to your child about it and ask them to support you in this choice.
2. Don’t force your him to do the same
Making him feel guilty or pressing him to follow you in this new eating routine could cause tension to the couple. Eat together, but different things. Or bring him to understand your choices, maybe he will also realise that he wants to do good to himself by changing the type of food for the better.
3 Differentiated delivery
Instead of discussing where to order while you’re on the sofa in front of Netflix, do it in two different places.
4 Don’t give up on what makes you feel good
Eating aligned with your partner simplifies life, but the couple is made of both sharing and autonomy. Eat the foods that make you happy and help you feel better. Take this time to be aware of which foods bring you balance between satisfaction and nutrition. Consider how the mind and body feel when you try different foods, ” advises Wendy Lopez, nutritionist.
5 Keep a free day
All diets have a free day in rotation. Keep it to go out to dinner with your friend, choosing a place where you can both be satisfied, or to prepare your favourite dish together.