When a man loses his weight, his wife loses hers
On the night of August 15, I was walking my dog in the neighborhood when I spotted a man standing on the sidewalk in a gray sweatshirt and a blue jacket.
I immediately recognised him as my neighbor, Richard, who lives about 20 minutes from me.
The two men were standing in a long line of people holding hands, but they didn’t say hello.
When I asked what they were doing, Richard replied, “I’m trying to lose weight.”
“You’re not a dieter?”
“No, no, I don’t eat much,” he replied.
“I can’t lose weight, so I’ve just got to be more conscious of how I’m eating.”
When Richard got home from work the next morning, he looked me straight in the eyes and told me to come over and sit down on his couch.
Richard’s diet consists of low-fat, low-sugar, low carbohydrate (low-carbohydrate) and plant-based meals.
He’s also a vegan and eats meat, fish, eggs and dairy.
He told me he didn’t want to lose any more weight, but he was worried about his weight loss.
Richard told me that the first few weeks of his weight-loss regimen consisted of skipping meals, only eating breakfast and dinner once a week, and exercising for 15 minutes on the treadmill.
But as he began losing weight, Richard’s appetite for protein spiked, and he was unable to stop eating.
He went to the local supermarket and bought a pack of whey protein, which he says has the highest nutritional value of any protein.
“You can eat three or four ounces of wheys and I can eat six ounces,” Richard said.
Richard said he doesn’t know what he will do when he is in his late 30s and decides to lose another five or six pounds.
He said he thinks about eating out more often.
“It’s always going to be there, but I’ll probably start to look at what’s happening to my body, and I’ll know if I need to go out and do something to do something with my energy, or whether I want to stop doing that,” he said.
“Then I’ll think, ‘What can I do about it?'”
Richard said the diet is working for him and he is currently losing 15 pounds per week.
His wife, Rebecca, has also lost weight, and she’s excited to be doing her own weight-management program, but she said that she wants to make sure her husband does the same.
“When I see him walking around his house, I feel like I’m on the road with him,” she said.
But when I asked Richard what he thinks he should do next, he said, “Do I get a doctor?
Or do I just get more exercise?
I really want to make a change.”