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Although you have a very close relationship with your girlfriend, you cannot say or tell something on her face like asking her to reduce weight. Rather, asking anyone to lose weight is quite delicate because you never know how the person will react; will he/she take it positively or will get severely offended. There are some tricks to be learned in achieving success in this task. First of all, decide whether you want your girlfriend to lose weight only for your sake and if the answer is yes, your approach is absolutely wrong. If she has gained like 4 pounds and it bothers you, it is incorrect on your part. But, if she gains 30 to 35 pounds and it is noticeable, you have the right to bring it to her notice and make her aware about the upcoming health issues. But, how to tell her all this and ask her to lose weight? The following tips will definitely give you some satisfactory as well as logical ideas to handle this matter.
Telling Your Girlfriend to Lose Weight
Couple discussing on fitness
Before suggesting various tactics to let your girlfriend know about her weight gain, let me tell you something about your approach. You should think of the issue from your heart and make her feel that you are genuinely concerned about her health. Don't ever let artificiality come into your speech.
Boyfriend comforting his girlfriend
Firstly, try to make the conversation as casual as possible because no one would like to be lectured on losing weight. Secondly, choose a location and time where you are alone with her and can talk to her without interruptions.
When you understand that she is responding in a positive way, you can turn the conversation on a serious mode. Stress on the fact that she will always be beautiful for you and she must concentrate more on her health than the looks. You can insist on finding out ways to improve her health and one way would be to lose extra weight. Do not say that she will be more attractive for you after losing weight because she might get hurt.
Couple doing workout
Once you know that she is ready to work out to get rid of the extra pounds you can suggest various ways to lose weight like planning the workout schedule for her which will show your concern and involvement in doing good for her and will be an encouragement for her.
The best way to motivate your significant other would be an active participation in her workout and other weight loss activities like the diet plan. You can have the same food that your girlfriend orders to assure her that you will also be benefited by the same diet. You can also order for yourself as healthy food as possible like salad which will make her think at least once before she orders the cheesy stuff. Do not fill your plate with the food items that your loved one's diet chart does not allow her. Join a gym together and go for walks which will make her feel your support and encourage her to do more exercise.
Some Other Tips
If you are still afraid to tell your girlfriend to lose weight directly on her face, after going through the above guidelines here are a few more suggestions coming your way. Read them carefully and try to use any of them as per your convenience.
Young couple shopping
You can buy her clothes of a smaller size. When she will try them out, they obviously won't fit her and she will have to reveal it to you. Then you might say, "Oh! But, I thought you were the same size last month". This will make her realize the truth without you offending her and she will feel like doing something about it.
Couple workout with ball
Plan a workout for yourself and pretend to her that you are not satisfied with your own fitness. This is a kind of reverse psychology which will work for sure. You will indirectly ask her to consider her fitness level without even saying it to her and she will take it positively.
Yoga classes
Make her join yoga class and tell her it is best for relieving stress. If you tell her directly to join it to lose weight she might get annoyed and refuse it. Yoga has such capabilities that at the superficial level it will look like stress reliever but will also work for weight loss and your girlfriend won't even realize it. The only thing is you should be careful while choosing the appropriate form of yoga which has more calorie burning exercises.
Man appreciating his girlfriend
And last, but not the least, appreciate her efforts. This appreciation will encourage her to lose more weight and stay healthy.
If you really care for your loved one's health and genuinely want to help her out in shedding some extra pounds, the main key is to make everything about you, i.e., tell her that you are putting on weight and what you think about it, what you want to do to reduce it. This will make her realize the real problem and she will start working on it. Follow the above guidelines and it will work wonders for your girlfriend to lose weight but, not at the cost of any problems in your relationship.