You are not a coach, but a cheerleader
Once you’ve gotten your loved one to realize their need to lose weight, your role does not include finding faults in everything he does. What’s best is focusing on what he does right and cheering him on to continue the good work. Say, when he has reached a short-term goal, applaud him, or if he has not, applaud him still for trying. All he needs is a little appreciation on the efforts he has exerted.
Actively participate in their program, tooIt’s always motivating if you someone else joins with you in achieving your goals. Be that someone for your loved one. This means you also have to try the things they are trying, like the diet foods they are eating or the exercise program they are taking up at the gym. There is definitely no harm in trying. You are not only giving your loved one a push to fitness; you are also keeping yourself healthy, as well.
You care about the person, not just his weight
Sooner or later, the dieter may think you are only urging him to lose weight because you do not want him to look fat. While this may be true, show him that you are not only after his weight loss, but that you care about that person entirely. The reason you are encouraging him to lose weight is that you care about his total health – in all of its aspects.
Be aggressive in your supportBeing “aggressive” means you should not wait for the dieter to come after you for help. Let them know firsthand that you are always there when you need them. Even when he does not call or text you to update you with his progress, be the one to check up on him. Ask him how he’s doing and how far he has gone, not just with the food or the dieting, but with life in general. This will help him realize that your care is genuine and that you are thinking about them and not their weight.
As much as it is hard for you to keep your loved one back on the track to a healthy lifestyle, it is hard for him as well. So the most important thing that you should remember is to stay positive. Don’t give your loved one a reason for him to give up too easily. Be with him in his accomplishments and failures and be that support that they need.