The best couples weight loss help is here! These six tips for losing weight together will help you set and achieve your weight loss goals. You’ll slim down, tone up, and get to know your partner in a whole new way — and enjoy doing it. My husband and I do Pilates, core fusion, and various exercise DVDs together. Not only are we learning more about each other’s bodies and personalities, we’re increasing our motivation to get and stay fit.
We’ve also found certain exercise DVDs to be a great way to lose weight as a couple. I’ve listed several of them here, in these tips for losing weight as a couple….
Before the tips, a quip:
“Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.” ~ Peter De Vries.
Are you eating for emotional reasons? The first and possibly most important weight loss tip is to figure out why you eat when you’re not hungry. This involves improving your mind-body connection, which some types of exercise do. For instance, one of my favorite exercise DVDs incorporates yoga, dance, Pilates, cardio and strength training – all of which can strengthen your mind-body connection and help with weight loss. Check out Fit in 5: Ultimate Body Blitz for more info, and read on for six fat burning tips for couples…
And, here are six tips for setting and achieving weight loss goals as a couple…
Couples Weight Loss Help
Recognize what you’re doing “wrong” as a couple
Dr Oz’s Weight Watchers expert Liz Josefsberg says that it’s important to recognize where you’re going off track as a couple. Why did you gain weight? What is causing you to eat so much, and exercise so little?
Focus on percentages, not pounds
Men and women lose weight in different ways, so couples can’t expect huge amounts of weight loss when they do the same exercises and eat the same foods! Men and women also crave different foods, and respond differently to different exercises. The Weight Watchers Points Plus program helps women lose weight the way that’s natural for their bodies, and men lose weight in a way that’s natural for their bodies.
Average your body weights and body mass indexes
“Treat your health as a combined system, not two separate individuals,” says Manhattan-based psychologist Joe Cilona, Psy.D. “For instance, add up and average both of your cholesterol levels, blood pressure readings, and body fat percentages. Then, work as a team to lower your combined scores.” This help for couples weight loss fosters connection, mutual support, and an awareness of how much spouses influence each other. Plus, Cilona says, there are fringe benefits: “One couple I work with rewards themselves with $100 for every cholesterol reading that is lower than usual or at an optimal level. At the end of the year, they splurge on a night or two at a local upscale hotel.”
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One of the best workout routines and exercise DVDs we do as a couple is the 10 Minute Solution: 5 Day Get Fit Mix. It combines yoga, kick boxing, strength training, and fat burning intervals. The best tip for losing weight together is to exercise regularly.
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