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Holt: Approach weight changes with love, support

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There is no easy way to tell someone you’re worried about them, especially when it’s their weight gain you’re worried about.

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I’ve been asked several times over the years for advice about how to approach a spouse or a friend about it.

“He complains that he’s fat, but he refuses to get off the couch when I suggest we go for a walk. How do I get him to do something about it?”

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Meredith Holt
Meredith Holt is a Forum features reporter who writes a twice-monthly column on body image, weight loss (and gain), health and fitness. Her topics of interest include mental health, relationships and women's issues. She also does page design and copy editing, which she did for six years prior to joining the features staff in March 2012.
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