Is Your Sweetie Making You Fat?

Stay Home More. Dining out can be hard on both your wallet and your waistline. Save cash and some calories by eating at home. Find a healthy recipe together, go to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients, then spend the night making a healthy dinner together. Once dinner is ready, light some candles, turn on some music and enjoy your romantic evening in.

Be More Active Together. Dates that involve more activity, such as dancing, bowling, walking and skating, give you the opportunity to burn some calories and get to learn more about your loved one.

Watch Your Portions. When you’re going on a lot of dates, it’s easy to get wrapped up in conversation and not notice how much you’re eating. You might even order foods you normally wouldn’t eat, such as heavy appetizers or decadent desserts. When the date of your dreams asks you out for ice cream, it’s hard to say no, right? So instead of saying no, think small. When you’re out, be sure to put your fork down between bites, order healthy foods whenever possible, and remember to listen to your hunger signals.

Drink Smart. Dating seems to revolve around food and drink. Meeting for cappuccinos and cocktails can make it very easy to consume hundreds of calories without even realizing it. So be mindful of what you eat and drink. Limit yourself to one or two alcoholic drinks, or go for low-calorie non-alcoholic options such as sparkling water, black coffee, or unsweetened ice tea.

Don’t Forget To Take Care Of YOU. It’s very easy to want to spend every free minute with your partner. But as hard as it sometimes be, both of you still need “me” time. Go to the gym, go to an exercise class, go for a walk. A truly worthwhile partner will understand the importance of your health…and realize that it will make the relationship healthier, too.

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