Post # 1
Now that I’ve been thinking about it, 90% of the weight I’ve gained has been put on while I’ve been my FI! He can eat like a horse, and has a major sweet tooth and the one workouts he does are some strength training. I used to be pretty obsessive about my weight, but once we started dating I guess I got “comfortable” and just didn’t really worry or think about it that much and I found myself eating a lot of the same things as him since I wasn’t paying attention anymore. How do you stay on the wagon with a man who eats so SO much?
Post # 3
I think all girls have the same problem. Guys eat more than us. I really have to take a step back when he is eating something that I want to think if I am really hungry. Just because he is eating doesn’t mean that you have to (though we sometimes feel like it because it is a bonding experience).
Post # 4
you could work out with some girls instead of your SO. That could help and like what MissAsB said watch what you eat, and try to get him to eat a lil healthier.
Post # 5
If you live together, you can ban all bad foods from the house. That’s what I did. I told him he’s welcome to eat what he’d like on his own time, but I can’t have the unhealthy stuff around me. He was totally ok with it, he even enjoys some of the healthy meals I make. And this probably isn’t the best approach, but I just think of upcoming events to motivate me. Obviously the wedding is doing wonders, I’m more disciplined now than ever before. But even little things, like a friends birthday party or a family bbq or vacation. These are things that keep me on the right path.
Post # 6
Totally counter-intuitively. I threw out the scale and starting finding ways I enjoy working out. Now it’s my me time and my stress release – if he wants to join me that’s great, but he knows that I tend to zone in. Also – I do a lot of strength training which has given me a serious appetite – I often eat more than he does just because I’m hungrier. MissAB is right that it’s important to eat the amount that is right for you and the foods that make you feel good, rather than just doing what he’s doing.
Post # 7
We don’t live together- we actually live about 2 hours apart. When we do get together, typically every other weekend we usually just want to have fun times, so we eat out a lot. I know he loves candy and sweets, but I threw out everything that falls into that category, and hopefully we can work on making some healthier meals together. He does cook sometimes, but it’s usually something covered in alfredo sauce, lol. I’m planning on helping him cooks, but recipes without the fatty cheesy sauce! 🙂