So You Want to Help Someone You Love Lose Weight? Try a Little Acceptance
The article “A little acceptance is good for your health: Interpersonal messages and weight change over time,” patient’s weight was followed over time and researchers looked at the messages they received from parents, friends, and romantic partners concerning their weight. For those women with weight concerns, those who received few acceptance messages about their weight gained weight, while those receiving more acceptance messages either lost weight or stayed the same.
The thought is that stress adds to weight gain. Negative messages about one’s weight add to that stress. If you have a loved one who struggles with weight, the most loving thing you can do is to love them unconditionally. With increased self esteem, we are more likely to eat better and move more, resulting in the desired weight loss.
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