Losing weight is always a battle. People need encouragement, not ridicule in fighting the battle of the bulge.
Remember men, to influence a woman’s decision to lose weight while avoiding any bad feelings is to make everything about you. How you feel, what you think, what your opinion is; these are the things that will separate you just enough from the battle that is ultimately hers. The minute you make it about what you think she’s doing wrong, you’re dead meat.
Every woman has a go-to getup. If you don’t know it, you don’t know her well enough to discuss her flabby stomach. The only thing that could ever change the way an outfit looks is the way it fits. Tell her you aren’t sure why it looks odd, suggest a looser knit, and watch her forever skip the nachos with cheese.
Women have been commiserating with each other for eons about the thickness of their thighs. If you launch a pity-party of your own about how heavy you feel, and let her know at every turn, she’ll become fat-obsessed by osmosis. Women have been doing it to each other since the dawn of public washrooms.
Be careful. Delivery is everything. Pick her homeliest friend and let your most outrageous BS fly. Pick an attractive pal, and you’ll be explaining your wandering eye till you give her a ring. Focus on the improbable target, and she’ll be thinking that if you find her bookworm buddy hefty, perhaps a diet should be on her docket.
She’ll never suggest fewer trips to the gym, but it will drive her bonkers to think that another woman is spotting your squat thrusts. She’ll sign up and show up within 24 hours just to keep an eye on you.
If you want your baby to shed some baby fat, spend a couple of bucks on a nice little fashion piece a couple of sizes out of her reach. If she is thin in your eyes, and the only thing telling her otherwise is a piece of clothing, she’ll work morning, noon and night to fit into that cursed thing.
Let’s face it. If you tell your girlfriend to lose some weight, she’ll withdraw your all-access pass to her wonderful folds. But an honest commitment to work together to become fitter and shed some unwanted girth can only be met with the excitement that your investment in her is the same as what she is willing to invest in you. Losing weight is no small task. Make her sure you’re worth it.