Research has shown that when people are married or are in a long-term relationship weight gain can become an issue over time.
This is possibly due to you both becoming too comfortable with each other, or perhaps due to other reasons.
Regardless of the reasons, if you gain too much weight you will be putting your body under increased strain, which can lead to numerous health problems.
To avoid these complications you will want to make a few changes to your diet and lifestyle choices.
Here are a few tips to ensure you are able to successfully lose weight as a couple.
#1: Compare behaviour rather than numbers
It has been shown that men are able to lose weight at a faster rate than women, so it makes sense not to compare each others weight losses rather than your behaviour.
Look at what your partner is doing, whether it is right or wrong and you can both learn what needs to be done to see results.
#2: Encourage healthy competition
While competition can be helpful, as you can push each other that little bit, but if it becomes too competitive it may discourage the other person in your relationship.
#3: Are you sabotaging their efforts?
I would encourage the occasional treat, but if you are not careful you could end up sabotaging both your own and your partners efforts.
By all means treat yourself now and then, but be aware that your partner may not want to.
Remember to avoid resentment and arguments you need to think about not only your own needs.
#4: Stop nagging
Yes, you maybe trying to help your partner with their diet, but if they feel like they are being constantly criticised then this is unlikely to result in the results you want.
Instead try to be supportive and encouraging, be honest but be willing to listen too.
#5: Embrace change
Just because you and your partner want the same results does not necessarily mean that the same techniques will work for you both.
No two people are alike and what may work for you may not work for your partner.
You can both eat differently and exercise differently, and you should try to respect it.
#6: Compliment one another
This is such a simple act, but appreciating your loved one and the efforts they have made can make a big difference to their confidence and push them towards their next goal.
#7: Have fun
Our final tip is one that you should pay most attention to.
Weight loss can be difficult, and if you are not having fun while you do it then you are unlikely to stick with it.
This is where your partner can help though, you can plenty of activities together, both to aid your efforts and also to reward any good behaviour or results.
Remember you will likely comes across some bumps in the road during your journey, but luckily for you that your partner is there to help.