When it comes to shedding pounds, do you ever feel as if you and your husband are on a seesaw? You munch on a salad while he feasts on onion rings. Or, he’s picking at the dinner that you spent hours on-cutting, chopping, sautéing because, hey, he’s decided to drop ten pounds.
Not only would synchronizing your best belly lost diets make for a happier dining-room table, it could pay off with lasting weight loss. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine divided 166 subjects into two groups: those who would go it alone and those who would diet with family or friends. After four months, the people who had support lost more weight and, after ten months, 66 percent of the group had kept it off (only 24 percent of the solo dieters had maintained their weight loss).
To make your husband your dieting partner, plunge into our plan. Women will consume 1,400 calories a day; men will take in 1,700. We’ve even included a list of treats (popcorn or chocolate-chip cookies, anyone?) you can safely indulge in every day. Both of you can expect to lose a pound per week on the program-or, if you skip the treats, up to two pounds.
This first week of meals is only the liftoff part of the plan. On our Web site dedicated to best diet for losing belly fat, you’ll find a month’s worth of His and Her menus with dozens of new dishes as well as daily weigh loss diet tips.