4 ways to help diet. A wife can support the family's weight loss habits by: 1) buying only healthy meals focusing on proteins, fruits, and vegetables, 2) keeping only healthy snacks like fruit, carrots, cucumbers, beef jerky, sugar free drinks, etc, 3) think of the house like a castle and avoid foods like candy, chips, soda, 4) build exercise into daily life by learning tennis, golf, jogging, or any active sport.
Healthy food at home. Environmental control is one of the most powerful tools in weight loss and for supporting someone to lose weight. Remove temptations. Keeping only healthy food at home makes weight loss easier and more successful. Go for a walk after dinner instead of having dessert. Make health a family choice and your husband will most likely do well.
Being there. It's difficult beginning the process of losing weight. It's important not to feel isolated or alone. Having a "buddy" has been shown to significantly increase the chance of long-term weight loss. It is also a great way to do something together. Help him prepare his lunches. Shop together. Make dinner together. It's good for his health, and good for you relationship!
Seek the cause. Weight gain can have many causative factors. Finding the truth about why one has a weight problem is fundimental to solving the problem. Diet alone is rarely effective. For example if a person is overweight because of an under active thyroid, then diets will fail until the thyroid condition is discovered and treated. If you wish to help your spouse urge him to undergo careful examinations.
Prepare all meals. Providing healthy food choices is the best help. Avoid prepared foods. I often encourage patients to avoid bringing snacks and fattening foods into their home. If these foods are not readily available, it is hard to consume them. Have carrots and celery prepared and stored in the refrigerator in water for a quick snack. Also, arrange time every day for any form of physical activity.