Can weight loss experience bring couples closer?

life2_240x240_24nov14The secret to weight loss may be closer than you think. In fact, it may be sleeping in bed with you. Number of couples are dieting together. In fact, >10% are going through their weight loss programs with a Husband / Wife . “It’s one of the best things we’ve ever done together,” said one of the weight enthusiast couple. Many couples suggest that they’re finding a kind of accountability and support that they couldn’t get anywhere else.

More couples follow this trend because “losing weight with a spouse works.” A recent study in which couples going through a fitness program together were 5 times more likely to stick with it than if they tried it alone.

Dieting alone never works up to the mark , “One person in the household dieting doesn’t last long,” as the other member is never interested in his diet programmed. But doing together works , husband is cautious while ordering during dinner and wife tries to keep it light while cooking at home and very careful to make sure of reducing the serving sizes.

So also while they go grocery shopping together, one can manage to stick to the monthly quota and other can be vigilant about the calorific value . Also keep a track and plan about things together for the week , in terms of eating outside and physical activity.

“We push each other and cheer each other on. It’s really collaborative and we won’t let each other off the hook.” Weight loss can be a positive experience and bring couple closer together. Behavioral modification and motivation are the two key factors when on weight loss programmed .

Hence I believe , when your other half is with you , their is no scarcity of motivation to help you out.

So live life together , what size is up to the spouse to think !


Dr. Kiran Rukadikar
Senior Bariatric Physician

Dr. Kiran Rukadikar is a Senior Bariatric Physician in Mumbai. He specialises in Weight Loss, Obesity Treatment, Lifestyle Modification & Nutrition Therapy providing personalized weight loss diet plan for long lasting weight reduction, weight gain, diabetes management, heart disease, infertility, high blood pressure control, vitamin and mineral deficiencies etc, through nutritional counseling and positive lifestyle management.

He provides his patients with resources and tools, weight loss tips to help ensure that they maintain a healthy lifestyle.