Relationships

Dieting as a couple is a great idea.  Here is our top ten lists of diets to try out with your partner!

Top 10 Diets to go on as a Couple

1. Dukan Diet

The Dukan Diet was created by Pierre Dukan, a French nutritionist.  The diet is very popular in Britain, and you can probably find Dukan Diet cookbooks and blogs all over the net.  The diet is based on returning to the foods that nurtured human civilization since the dawn of time, like vegetables, seafood, and lean proteins, and turning away from processed and sugary foods.

2. The Atkins Diet

The Atkins Diet was all the rage in the United States and has helped thousands of people lose weight and feel better about themselves.  The Atkins Diet is especially good for couples because you both can keep an eye on whether or not you are following the diet.  Atkins is easier because while it cuts out carbohydrates, you can still eat meat and fat to your heart’s content.

3. The HCG Diet

This diet is a bit more harrowing than the first two, which is why it’s good to do it as a couple for moral support.  The HCG diet requires that you take HCG hormones, either as injections or as a pill, which will make your body burn fat.  You cut sugar and fat out of your diet and eat low calorie meals while your body burns off the unwanted pounds.

4.  Weight Watchers

What better way for a couple to bond than counting calories together when making a meal?  Weight Watchers is a popular diet plan and very well known.  With Janet Jackson as their new spokesperson, more and more couples are trying out this diet plan to lose weight so they can look great.

5.   The South Beach Diet

The South Beach Diet is much like the Atkins Diet, but allows for different types of foods that might be necessary for certain people to eat, given their dietary needs.  The South Beach is a great project for couples to take on, as it promises fast results and you’ll actually keep the pounds off.

6.  Jenny Craig

Jenny Craig is great for couples because they have couple’s counseling where you can plan the diet out as a couple.  Jenny Craig makes it easy to count calories and many of the meals can be bought at the local grocery store.  You’ll find that it tastes great to eat healthy, and you can plan some very elegant date nights with Jenny Craig as your chef.

7.  The Sonoma Diet

If you and your significant other like to eat leisurely and finish each meal with a glass of wine, then the Sonoma Diet is perfect for you.  This diet calls for you to eat slowly and savor your food, which is great for romantic conversations.

8.  The Best Life Plan

The Best Life Plan is all about changing your lifestyle, rather than just focusing on calorie counting and choice of food. The Best Life Plan is also about building community, so you’ll be able to meet other couples who are on the same path of weight loss as you.

9.  The Eating Well Diet

The Eating Well Diet is a seven part plan to eating healthy and keeping your weight off.  You’ll learn all about the value of eating nutritious food and how food is supposed to nourish our bodies.

10.  Detox and Cleansing Diets

Detox and Cleansing Diets rely on herbal teas or concoctions to help your body cleans itself of harmful toxins.  These diets are usually fairly intensive and require a lot of discipline, as fasting is a key component.  Having your partner there for you will make these diets that much easier.

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A healthy relationship keeps the puzzle pieces fitting together.

Whether you’re still together, broken up or somewhere in between… every relationship falls SOMEWHERE on the “Healthy or Not” spectrum.

 

For example:

* A marriage can be healthy and happy – with children, a white picket fence and a “perfect” life…

* A divorce can be healthy, but not happy – when one partner is bad for the other one, but gone… even though the healthy partner wants them back…

* A break up can be both unhappy and unhealthy – when both partners are miserable, and the relationship they left behind was MUCH much better than being alone…

… The trouble is… when you’re hurt and angry… it’s hard to tell whether you gave up something good for you. Or broke away from something bad.

That’s why Psychology Today developed a Relationship Health Test you can take for ANY relationship you’re in. (Whether you’re still together… drifting apart… or completely fallen out of love.)

Answer these questions honestly – you can think back to before you broke up, if you have to – and see whether you’re chasing a healthy relationship, or not.

Click this link for the full test.

Have A Happy (And Healthy!) Relationship,

– Ryan

Have you ever wondered what kind of gifts to get your boyfriend?

You’re finally in a stable, committed and loving relationship, but what’s the perfect gift for your man? Maybe you don’t want to overdo it with your gift, but don’t want to let him down?

The gifts you give your boyfriend depend largely on your status with him. They also depend on your level of commitment. In this article, we are going to explore the gifts to get your boyfriend if you are in a committed, long-term relationship.  Short term relationships don’t require a lot of thought for gifts.

In these relationships, it’s best to find gifts by listening and by focusing on memories. Listen to what he talks about. What are the things that he’s really into lately? Maybe he’s excited that the first Hunger Games film is coming out. Would he like to own the Hunger Games books? Does he already have the book?  It’s time for you to do a little snooping!  Or perhaps he could get a Hunger Games t-shirt? Maybe even a book about the making of the film?

Those are the kinds of gifts that show that you care. It shows that you are listening to him and that you are interested in him as a person.  He’ll treasure a book over an expensive dress shirt if he knows you put some thought into it.

The other kind of gift involves tapping into same mindset of finding a gift that shows that you care. Think about your favorite memories together. What are some of his favorite memories? Did he tell you the story about the time his grandfather took him to see the Boston Red Sox play, and it was such a special game? Did he tell you about his favorite Sox player? Perhaps get him a vintage jersey or other baseball memorabilia that will keep that memory alive for him.

These types of gifts make your boyfriend think back to great points in his life.  When he sees that autographed baseball card, you’ll remind him of happier times, and he’ll associate that with you.

Some guys hint at what they want. If he’s dropped subtle hints, try to use them. This can be a good way to get him something that you already know he’ll adore. If it’s too expensive, then try to get something similar.  Try to still add your own touch to it, something special and personable, such as a handmade card or a store-bought card but with your own message inside.

As long as you show him how much you care, you’ll choose the perfect gift to get your boyfriend.

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Here’s a question I received from a faithful reader: He dumped me…

He Dumped Me...
Love flourishes even in stormy weather

My boyfriend dumped me. This is a new experience for me, I’ve never been dumped by anyone before. I thought I would get over it but it’s been a few months and I still am really upset by it. I miss him and I wish he was still in my life even though he dumped me, so I guess I should hate him. I loved him. What should I do?

Answer: I’m sorry that your boyfriend dumped you. The most important thing for you to do right now is to look at the situation honestly. He dumped you, but he isn’t the judge of your true worth. Don’t let him make you feel inadequate. You have something to share with this world, so share it!

I know most people in these situations say “it’s his loss!”  That sounds corny, but it’s true.  Isn’t it better that you break up now, while things are not so serious, before you get married, have kids, and then have to go through that level of heartache!

You don’t want to be with someone who doesn’t appreciate you. All of you. It sounds like this guy isn’t necessarily mean, but he definitely isn’t interested in you as a girlfriend. It may be hard, but it’s time to move on.

The best way to do this is by finding new things to do. Look for new activities and clubs. Spend time with family and friends. Let yourself have other meaningful relationships with men. Don’t hide yourself away from the world and let yourself continue to spiral into sadness.  Closing yourself off from the outside world now could spell doom for you.

If you’ve been feeling this way for months and you haven’t noticed any real improvement, then it may be time to consider seeing a psychologist. It doesn’t mean you would have to become a regular, but a psychologist can listen to you and help you find better ways of coping. They can offer suggestions that a biased person (such as a friend or family member) might not see or be aware of. Many psychologists specialize in life changes and life stressors such as a relationship breakup.

Regardless of what you decide to do, make sure it is something that makes you happy.  Don’t think “He dumped me…” all day, every day.  Instead, smile and know that your next knight in shining armor is right around the corner.

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Looking for relationship advice is a smart idea.  But, how do we sift through all of the so-so advice?

So you need some relationship advice?  Maybe everything is going well.  You and your partner have a great dating life, but you don’t know how to take things to the next level.  Maybe you have been dating for awhile, and you’ve git a snag and do not know exactly what to do.  That’s alright.  There are hundreds of thousands of people in the same position, and so many soothsayers offering advice.  How do you know what’s right for you?

One of the most common phrases I’ve got for you, if you want to start to really improve the quality of your relationship is to understand the saying “The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.”  What this means is that we need to be satisfied with what we have and not be jealous of what simply looks better.

Being satisfied with your relationship as it is is actually the best relationship advice I could give to anyone.  If everything is going fine, then you’re doing great!  Be happy!  There are so many couples out there with really deep, complex problems.  If you’re not in that position, then focusing on the positive will keep you from making mountains out of mole hills.

Another big piece of real relationship advice is to realize that relationships are about making us better people.  You are with someone because they make you a better person or help you find out about yourself.  If that’s your attitude towards relationships, then you’ll find that you respect yourself and your partner will respect you.

Relationships with no respect are poison.  If one partner does not have respect for the other, then that means the relationship is vulturous, where one partner just wants to extort something from the other.  I’ve seen this all too often.  A man takes a girl out on a date.  She’s not that into him, but she continues to go out with him because he gives her lavish gifts and money.  She eventually dates him for awhile, but cheats on him, and hurts his feelings.

It’s a sad story, but it tells us something: the oxygen of relationships is respect, and respect comes when we value ourselves.  If we don’t value ourselves, then really, how can we expect anybody else too?

Always remember, dating is supposed to be fun and exciting. It was never meant to be a grind or as a source of exasperation.  If you keep that mindset while going out on dates or wondering how to tackle the next problem in your relationship, you can never go wrong.

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