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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

I live with 2 men at the moment. One is my husband and the other is my son. Both are morbidly obese and say they want to change but how do I encourage them ? My DH has been doing slightly better since I have been on Spark people and leading by example.

For instance.. after a long day he calls and says "pick up some pizza at LCeasars" He likes the one with bacon on the crust. When he goes to buy any he buys 2 of these for the 2 of us. I came home with one. He was so mad. "That is not going to be enough!" He says.
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    Sometimes the tummy speaks louder than our brain....and I suspect that is more true when it comes to men.....best wishes to you.....we have our hands full trying to keep our men healthy
    2148 days ago
    You can be a good example and show them restraint when they are eating the unhealthy foods by never giving in. Be strong and resist unhealthy foods. Maybe they will get the point when you begin to show more energy and look great in your new body!
    2149 days ago
    You're in a difficult situation! You're just going to have to lead by example! When you start looking really good.... they are going to start wanting to look really good! Just make small changes with them... and eventually they will see the light! I hope! I'm really proud of you bringing home just one pizza! I hope you had a bright and beautiful Wednesday!
    2149 days ago
    Do you have friends or relatives that have been jolted by poor dietary choices and/or lack of exercise?

    Maybe pointing out the maladies of other peoples' excesses will be the eye-opener that clicks for him. DH can say "It won't happen to me", but the odds are certainly stacked against that!
    2149 days ago
    That is a tuff one because they have to want to change and to be serious
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    2150 days ago
    I also agree with the other comments, definitely lead by example! It's probably the most effective way to encourage change (and the least frustrating). Do your own thing.
    2150 days ago
    I agree with the rest of the posters just try and lead by example. Maybe once they see the changes in you they will become more interested.

    Would it help to involve them in the menu planning? Maybe letting them pick out some recipes might get them excited?

    I wish you all the best and don't let their bad habits detour you from your goals!

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  • PICKIE98
    If it was me, I would not pick any up. Even getting yup and getting his own, my hubby would be burning some calories. IMHO..
    2150 days ago
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    Keep being a good example. Make healthy meals and keep healthy snacks on hand. It has to be his decision to do something about his weight.
    2150 days ago
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    All you can do is make small changes....and eventually he will see the light (let's hope!) Good luck!
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