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FOR BETTER OR WORSE: Marriage, Weight, and Sane Eating

Friday, June 18th, 2010

People in relationships, and married people especially, gain much more weight over time than singles.  The reasons for this are many and complicated.  I’ve written about some of these issues during the past two weeks at my Psychology Today blog, “Thin From Within” (   The other side of this phenomenon, though, paints a more positive picture for those with mates.  And that is that people do tend to reach their goals more effectively with the support of others.

 You can find more specifics about the benefits of having a helper on the Eat Sanely site (click on “Coaching”, above, and then on “Research Confirms Coaching Works”).   In sum:  the right kind of help and support can mean the difference between continued frustration in your diet efforts and success in changing habits for good.

How can a mate be an effective supporter?  The answer to this question will vary from person to person.   Discussing what would help you with (more…)