Why you can’t Force someone to Lose Weight

 If you're worried about a friend or relative's weight, it may be tempting to say something, but there's not much point, because they're probably all too aware of the fact that their weight is a problem. You can try to be tactful and sensitive about the fact that they are overweight, or you can encourage them to lose a few pounds with jokes and jokes. But this is a waste of time because it doesn't matter what you say if your friend, partner or parent is not yet ready to address the causes of their weight gain and change the situation.

It's pretty clear that you can't force someone to lose weight against their will. There may be an exception in the case of young children, but even then it is helpful if your child is willing to cooperate, otherwise you will have a hard time getting them to eat healthy and exercise as much as you would like. You may be able to encourage other relatives if they decide to do something about their weight problem, but they have to make that decision themselves. It doesn't matter how close you are to your parents, cousins, aunts and uncles - it's not your job to tell them to lose weight.

Also, when it comes to your partner or spouse, it's not your decision whether or not they lose weight, even though you may eat together and spend most of your time together. Of course, if your partner wants to lose weight, you can support them by trying to eat healthier and exercise more. Of course, if there are no calorie-laden treats in the house, no one can snack on them, but you can't force healthy eating habits on someone who isn't ready to change.

If you are close to someone, you obviously have some influence over them, but that doesn't mean you can tell them what to do and expect them to obey you. Weight is a sensitive issue for many people, and even if you think you're helping by suggesting a friend or relative lose weight, you might just be making the situation worse. They already know they need to lose a few pounds, but they don't want to hear it from someone else, and they shouldn't have to.

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