how do I encourage my hubby to lose the unhealthy pounds he has put on over the last couple of years? He is around 100lbs over a healthy weight.
I worked out and counted my points and calories and lost some weight and then after my youngest was born I was able to lose the weight that I had gained and then another 20 lbs.
He says that he knows that he needs to lose the weight, that his clothes don't fit and that he keeps having to buy even larger sizes, but he still eats so much. He will go back for seconds and no concept of portions. I have offered to work out with him and mentioned the size of his meals, but nothing seems to sink in.
I know that it has to be his choice, but how do I make it happen? I hate the way he looks and how he doesn't seem to see how unhealthy he has gotten. I don't want him to have a heart attack or something or other.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:38 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by BabyBugsmama at 2:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by americansugar80 at 3:07 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Would he be open to going to the doctor and having a physical? Maybe if the doctor sees he is overweight and talks to him about being overweight and the health problems it can cause he might start to take his health seriously. Otherwise there really is not much you can do to 'make' him start taking responsibility for his weight, he has to be the one to decide to loose weight and he has to make the effort. What you could do is try to encourage him to eat healthier foods,and see if you could work on teaching him what a healthy serving size is (portion control) maybe encourage him to go walking or exercise with you. I hope your husband will listen and make an effort to be slimmer and get healthy. Good luck!
Answer by MizLee at 3:10 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 5:09 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 3:24 PM on Apr. 21, 2011