So, on Monday we went to Target and Fi bought a Family Size box of Chips Ahoy. Tuesday night the empty box was in the trash. I asked him (and I realize I should have maybe moderated my reaction) "Did you eat ALL of these?" He covered his face with his hoodie in a big show of shame. ...Oops. Fi fail: me.
Fi is on the low end of obese, has been for a few years, and tells me he wants to lose weight but I think he just doesn't know how to start. I really have no idea how to help him without massively hurting his feelings. I don't have experience with weight loss-- been a fairly medium weight my whole life-- so it's not like I can say, "This is what worked for me!"
Dinner at home is always healthy, and lunch is usually leftovers. But I think he's eating a lot of junk at work out of the vending machines, plus they have the free candy cart that gave him the sugar-high last week, and sometimes he buys snacks to have at home and just houses them like the Chips Ahoy. We both have Fitbit and he usually gets his 10,000 steps a day, but he's intimidated by other exercise.
I'm thinking about suggesting he keeps a food journal, and I'll do it too, at least as a first step. I'm on board to do a diet with him, I just don't know what is healthy and will work. Anyone have ideas or tips for how to communicate with him about this? He tells me he wants to lose weight, so I know he's aware of the problem and wants to get healthier. But when I bring it up, he gets really withdrawn.
"I'm not a rude bitch. I'm ten rude bitches in a large coat."