The most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. Studies have shown that having a support system increases the chances of achieving this goal. And who better than your partner?
The first step is to support yourselves without judging or comparing each other. Having the support of your partner is important, but sometimes it can be counter productive, because they can be influenced by the weakest when it comes to eating habits. Of course, it is not a dictatorship, but a commitment as a couple. Here are some tips to help you better creating a meal plan.
Pick a time to make a list of healthy foods, snacks, and recipes that you both like. Create a menu and schedule to follow during the week. Plan what day of the week you are going to treat yourself to an unhealthy snack. Add more vegetables to your meals and cut back on carbohydrates. Try to sit together at the table, preferably breakfast and / or dinner. Cook together once in a while and go to the grocery store together if possible. You can cook various meals and store them in the fridge in separate containers. This will make it easier to just warm up at mealtime and avoid any temptation. It’s extremely important verified what portion of food is adequate for each one depending on your weight and goal.
Add to your healthy lifestyle workout routines to do it together, go for a walk, or just have more movement like dancing. It is important to emphasize that it must be a lifestyle that both of you commit to maintaining. Seek medical advice before starting any diet or exercise.
Katy Ogando Canseco
Virtual Fitness Coach