My DH does not "diet"-- he doesn't need to. He can eat enormous quantities of food and not gain weight. I, on the other hand, can smell a doughnut and my butt gets bigger. sigh.
I'm fortunate in that he'll eat whatever I cook, just larger quantities than I do. Or he'll add a slice of bread to his meal, something like that. Going out is hard, but it's easier than it used to be because a lot more places are including 500 calories or less, or 600 calories or less, items on their menus. I suspect over the next few years, we'll see more states requiring restaurants to post nutritional values on their menus.
I'd agree that no one has ever literally thrown me down, and forced food down my throat. I'm a big one for personal responsibility, and the bottom line for me is that I am responsible for me. I hate to waste food, but I will throw it away, or portion it out into several servings, or freeze it to eat later-- rather than eat it all and feel bad because I overdid it.
And the exercise..... the truth is, you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink. The most you can hope for, is to make him thirsty. My DH does not exercise, and I truly wish he would. But all I can do is set a good example, and focus on my own personal fitness. Somewhere along the line, DH may indeed rise up and join me. But I'm not going to sit around here and wait to start til he gets ready.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Christopher Robin to Pooh
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