You’re Drinking More Often
Going out to dinner on a regular basis when you start dating someone often means drinking more…and consuming more calories. Marriage can also mean drinking more simply because you both want something to do. Find a new hobby to tackle together to avoid ingesting empty calories.
The Partner Loves Junk Food
It’s easy to resist junk food when it isn’t in your home. A partner who constantly buys snacks high in sugar and fat, however, dramatically increases the temptation factor. Ask your partner to keep these snacks at work or somewhere you won’t find them to avoid indulging too often.
You’re Eating Faster
“We match our eating pace with the people we’re eating with,” says Tamara Melton, RDN, an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson.
Since men take bigger bites and eat faster than women, this can prove problematic. Make a conscious effort to chew slowly–you will feel fuller faster as a result!
The Partner Eats While Watching TV
It’s easy to reach into the bag or box or whatever your partner is munching on when you’re both watching television. Rather than gaining weight because you’re staying in every night, find fun things you both enjoy to try together.
Women who are praised about their looks by their partners typically do not have as many problems losing weight because they already feel better about themselves. Those who are criticised about their size, however? They are more likely to make poor food choices. If the latter is happening to you, it’s time to have a serious discussion with your partner.