Brides: A Study Found That, Unsurprisingly, a Supportive Partner Can Help You Lose More WeightDecember 2, 2020 by Lemos Kelly

January 2 2019 // by Kimberly Lawson

Brides writes about how being supportive to your partner can help weight loss.

The study’s authors used a concept called “self-determination theory”—that is, when a person is motivated to do something based on their own inclinations, not because someone told them to—in order to inform their work. What they wanted to find out was if there is any connection between a woman’s weight-loss progress and having a partner who acknowledges her feelings, refrains from criticism, and remains encouraging. (This kind of response is also called being a decent human being, but researchers refer to this as “autonomy support.”)