One of the complaints many women have is that their partners sabotage their diets. The truth is many partners don’t realize what they’re doing. They don’t set out to wreck your plans and even if they did, it all boils down to you. You have to be able to handle what life throws at you. That’s what it’s important to know how to handle a partner that wrecks your diet.
Talk to Your Partner
While women are often nutritional gurus, men sometimes don’t know anything about nutrition or the rules of the diet plan you may be on. This means they may purchase something to eat because they know it’s something you like. While this can be hard on your diet, you shouldn’t yell at your partner. After all, they were trying to do something nice. Instead, you need to sit down with your partner and explain your diet plan. Tell him how important it is to you and what you can and cannot have. Also explain that you appreciate his nice gesture and it means a lot to you, but you have to stick to your plan. In most cases, your partner will work with you to help you succeed and will look for other ways to surprise you.
Men love taking women out for dinner and women love going out for dinner. However, if you’re not prepared, this can be a problem. The next thing you know, you’ve consumed a meal that leaves you feeling guilty. Instead of blaming your partner, why not have a plan in place? Write down the restaurants you visit on regular basis and then write down the healthy options that fit into your diet plan. This may take a bit of time, but it will help you make better decisions.
Put Your Foot Down
There are some partners that feel that they can’t eat what they want because you are on a diet. This is the type that really will try to sabotage your efforts. When this happens, you have to be strong and put your foot down. Even if you have to yell at the top of your lungs that you are tired of living the way you do and want to eat healthier, do it. Explain that he can eat whatever he wants, but you are on a diet and not giving in to temptation. It may be an uncomfortable moment, but it may be the only thing that saves your diet.