Denville, NJ, July 08, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- A recent study from the University of North Carolina discovered that individuals who transitioned from single or dating to cohabiting or married and living in the same household were more likely to become obese.
Once living together or married, if one partner became obese, the other was also much more likely to to become obese as well. Scary, the powers of environment and personal association, aren't they?
Newlyweds typically gain 7 to 10 pounds in the first year of marriage according to a study. Other than sharing a house, a bank account and a last name, splitting a kitchen is not always easy.
"I have consulted and trained many couples over the years. By observing their interactions and listening to their conversation about foods, habits and their weights, I can vouch that it ain't a pretty thing," says Carey Yang, a fitness coach and celebrity personal trainer in Morris County, NJ.
Yang is the owner and master trainer at Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC – a leading in-home personal training company serving clients in Morris, Sussex, Passaic, Essex and Somerset County areas in Northern New Jersey.
"Often times I heard from the wives complaining that 'my husband is making me fat?'" Yang says. "Although wives tend to be the ones who compromise and adopt their husband’s less-than-desired eating habits, it's not always the case. Sometimes, wives are the ones engaging in unhealthy emotional eating from stress, boredom and other reasons.
"All I can say is that each person has his or her weakness in foods and cravings. The key is identifying the trigger points and being able handle them before getting out of control," Yang says.
So how can couples keep their marriage and weight in harmony? Yang offers the following tips:
1. Eat according to your size and goal. In other words, don’t eat the same amount of foods as your husband. Men typically need more calories than women to keep their bodies healthy. So if you eat the same amount, you’re very likely to gain weight.
2. Late night meals is a taboo. If your husband works late and comes home for a late dinner, you don’t have to join him for another meal. Having a late dinner together to catch up for the today is good to build healthy relationship. But it’s not healthy for your weight. Perhaps you can have a light dinner first then have a second part later.
3. Sweet treat is not so sweet. Your husband may want to impress you with a gift and a sweet treat. It’s a sweet gesture but not so sweet to your weight. Have a little bite. Ask for a foot massage next time.
4. Doing by showing not nagging. Nobody likes nagging and being nagged at. Instead of nagging him for being 30-pounds overweight and making him feel guilty, start buying and preparing healthy foods and snacks for him. You don’t have to say a word.
About C. Carey Yang and Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC
C. Carey Yang, Your Dream Body WorkoutXpert (TM), is a certified personal trainer and fitness boot camp instructor based in Morris County, New Jersey. He provides in-home personal fitness training, backyard boot camp, wellness and lifestyle coaching, and fitness and weight-management seminars. He specializes in helping busy, working professionals who want safe, effective workouts with maximum results in minimum time. Yang is the creator of the 6-Step Dream Body Blueprint (TM) Fitness Makeover System.
Yang is an AFAA-Certified Biggest Loser® Pro Fitness Professional and NESTA-Certified Kung-Fu Fitness Instructor.
To learn more about lifestyle and wellness coaching, personal fitness training and nutritional counseling and to sign up for a free monthly e-zine, receive free fitness and fat loss e-books, and schedule a complimentary consultation, visit http://www.BeyondFitnessSolutions.com.
He is also available for media interviews, providing a list of tips and articles, and presenting wellness and fitness seminar. Call 973-303-2424 or email Carey at BeyondFitnessSolutions.com.