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What would you do?
My 51 year old husband had a physical this week he needs to lose weight. We discussed changing his eating habits and said I will exercise more and eat less. Okay, this morning I find a fresh box of cookies hiding in a kitchen drawer.
Should I through them out?
Ignore them?
BTY,  I am a Personal Trainer!

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    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 20, 2010
    • I would talk with him about it, but gently and without an accusing or combative tone. It may be more of an emotional issue for him and not really about the food. I’d also share concern for his health from a wife’s perspective. You want him to be around for a long time. Appeal to that side of him first and then see where it goes.

      I hope this helps!estatic




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      Anonymous wrote Apr 20, 2010
    • Thank you for the quick response!  I will give this a try!




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      Max0125 wrote Apr 20, 2010
    • What about giving him a healthy alternative to the cookies? I recently saw a really good chocolate chip cookie recipe from Rocco Dispirito on Dr. Oz’s website. Good luck! Sweet tooths are heard to overcome!




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Apr 20, 2010
    • He must want to lose weight himself.  Make known to him that you are always available to help him emotionally or physically if he wants to.  Stress on you are always there for him and love him regardless of size but you are concern about his health for you want him to be around with you to share many years to come. Then sit back and let him drive.  

      Keep inviting him to walk with you or exercise with you but do not have any agenda if he refuses.  Be open minded.

      Also pray for the Spirit to help if believe.

      Good luck.

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      Angelcart wrote Apr 20, 2010
    • I wouldn’t throw them out.  Maybe he’s just off to a slow start.  Talk to him nicely about the issue and give him some time.




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      Deanna Whitten wrote Apr 20, 2010
    • Youll have to remove the cookies from the house, after dinner just ask him to go for a walk. Sugar is like an addiction, can never get enough.




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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Apr 20, 2010
    • I agree with Cynthia, if he feels as though he’s being attacked he will probably only want to eat unhealthy food when he’s not around you.
      I would try to incorporate walking first, maybe that would give him a little encouragement to get healthy on his own, without feeling forced. Baby steps, baby steps.            Men are very sensitive about these things even though they choose to put on the strong man act.

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      Tuliplady wrote Apr 20, 2010
    • He’s a grown man and if he doesn’t want to change, nothing you can say or do will make it happen.  

       I went thru seven years of my hubby putting on more and more and more weight and not being willing to change a single eating habit.  Finally, in the past year he made up his own mind he’s got to loose weight and is doing it on his own with no help or nagging from me.

      I agree with Deanna, sugar is definitely an addiction and just like any other addiction, it’s a struggle to deal with it.

      Tulip




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