Thursday, January 7, 2010 October 2008

Telling Your Honey, 'It's Time For A Diet'

By Bridget Murray Law

Don't nag. Constantly berating your partner only spurs conflict and resentment, says Maye Musk, a New York nutritionist and couples counselor. The targeted person will likely feel ugly, angry and depressed, leading to more weight gain. "It becomes a downward spiral," says Musk.

Don't sabotage. Bringing junk food into the house only fuels a partner's weight problem, says Musk. If you're inhaling potato chips on the sofa, your partner will most likely want to join you. It may seem obvious, but if your partner has dropped a few pounds, don't use food as a reward.