We’ve all seen it. That slender person you once knew from school is now in a long-term relationship and fifty pounds heavier. Whilst these two variables aren’t always connected, the comfort and security of being in a good relationship can have a knock-on effect of comfort eating and more relaxed eating habits, with restaurant trips and takeaways becoming a major part of the relationship.
And whilst it’s lovely to be in a long-term relationship, is it ever possible to lose weight whilst still with your partner?
Dieting with your other half – does it work?
The fact of the matter is yes, you can be in a relationship and still successfully diet, but there is one really important point which every couple needs to take into account. You’re biologically very different, and this can lead to extremely conflicting requirements.
Men need a certain number of calories more than women and they need them at different times of the day. For instance, women need more calories after a heavy workout as women’s bodies naturally need more fat to function due to their child-bearing nature. If you’re in a relationship and working out together, remember to pack a high protein bar in your bag if you’re a woman so you’re prepared.
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