Supporting spouse weight loss while maintaining own weight
September 28, 2012 8:24 AM Subscribe
How do I help support my husband with his diet while maintaining my own weight?
posted by statsgirl to health & fitness (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We have a bit of a eating/meal planning challenge going on in our house. We have a four-month-old, exclusively breastfed son. With the extra breastfeeding calories, I lost my pregnancy weight fairly quickly and, despite my best efforts, I am dipping below my pre-pregnancy weight. For a variety of reasons I’d prefer to stay at my current size.
My husband hasn’t had the benefit of breastfeeding to lose the weight that he put on with me during pregnancy, and he’s expressed a desire to lose his pregnancy weight.
I’m trying to eat as many nutrient dense foods as possible as snacks while at work (e.g., hard boiled eggs, nuts, avocado, etc.). For dinner, my husband is responsible for the cooking. He usually makes fairly healthy dinners (e.g., smaller piece of chicken with veggies; bean and grain based salads), but we do end up eating take out a couple of times a week as there never seems to be enough time in a day.
I’d like to support his diet effort as much as possible, but am trying to figure out how I can add some additional calories without sabotaging his effort.