How to Stay Fit After Marriage

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As you stare at your wedding photo, you might be wondering what happened to that slim and gorgeous person looking back at you. It is common for some couples to gain weight after tying the knot since the days of trying to impress are over. Thus, they neglect exercise and ignore the pants that don’t fit anymore. But it’s not just about staying slim that’s important; you also have to watch your diet for your own health’s sake. Follow these tips to keep looking sexy for your partner!

Eat low-fat, high-fiber food.

I don’t want to sound like a broken record but it’s true. Many recipes you’ll find are all about how to make the dish taste better by adding butter, salt, oil, and what not. But move towards a balanced diet of meat, vegetables, dairy, and grains and you should be on your way to a lighter body.

Travel to places that can get you active.

The thing about traveling is you get to see new places while getting some exercise. Think of all that walking you do when you’re sightseeing and how much calories you burn. Choose destinations that offer adventurous activities, such as kayaking on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland or hiking on the North Georgia Mountains. You’ll not only be awarded by an exhilarating view but also a loss of a few pounds.

Motivate each other.

If your partner is falling off the ladder, give positive encouragement to keep them going. It is challenging to change one’s daily routines but one of you must be strong enough to will away temptation. Look for engaging activities and join sports clubs in the community. (Meetups.com is a great way to meet new people who share the same interests as you.)

Sleep early and eat on time.

These two factors can contribute to weight gain so avoid sleeping late and midnight snacks. The normal breakfast time is by 9 am, lunch at 1 pm, and dinner at 7 pm. No more refrigerator raids after 8:30 pm. If you’re sleep-deprived, your metabolism gets slower. Get as much as eight hours of sleep and sleep comfortably.

What do you think about these tips? Have you been doing these throughout your marriage? It’s heart-warming to know that our partners will always accept us no matter how we look, but don’t let that thought make your body suffer. Staying healthy lets your spouse know that you care about the relationship and you’re staying healthy so you can always be there for him.