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My husband and I are both gaining weight from eating too much (and eating junk) and not being active. He has asked me several times to help him with portion control, but when I do, he just eats however much he wants anyway. I suggested he sign up here and log his food intake and he said it's too much work. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Tue. Nov 28, 12:44pm

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That would be a problem. Weight loss takes work, discipline, you have to be open to new ideas. Sounds like not wanting to log is the least of his problems.

BTW, I am a husband and there are many active groups of men here on PT.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 12:57 PM

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i must say that his idea that logging is too much work doesn't strike me as someone who is very motivated to make even a small change in his daily habits. maybe you could get him to at least write in a journal-he won't have to turn a computer on, wait for it to be ready, type in a site name, log in, or anything. just write with pen or pencil on paper and keep in one spot for reviewing each weekend to calculate where changes would be most effective. is he interested in getting healthier, or is this your idea because of what you're noticing? hang in there, anyway.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 1:04 PM

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Here's an idea that has strong Man Appeal: set up a spreadsheet in Excel to track your weight loss for a few weeks, and then show it to him - in the form of graphs, pie charts, whatever. I've had many guy friends ask if I do something like that, I have an ex-husband who set this up for me once upon a time...guys seem to go for "visual numbers" like that. And you know how boys like a good competition? Maybe show him a flat graph depicting where he is and place it next to your pretty downward sloping one.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 1:23 PM

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Heres an idea, don't cook more then 2 portions. Then if you find him eating more politely remind him that he wanted you to help him.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 5:27 PM

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Maybe he could try the WW core diet wher he just has to eat healthy and eat untill He is full. I aalso think you should just try and love when wher he is. remeber for better or worse. in other words fat or skinny. Those are the vows you take. I am sure he is not happy with the weight he put on. Why not just let up and try and eat hrealthy and make your home a Weight Wather home. Make some tasty meals let him see that being slim doesn't equal deparation.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 7:02 PM

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