Every once in a while, I’ll do a ‘two for one special’ counseling session – usually it’s a couple who have decided to make a joint effort to lose weight and get in shape. For the most part, it’s a great idea – after all, it’s so much easier to eat right and exercise regularly when your partner vows to do the same. But men and women are wired a bit differently– and couples may be surprised to find that they don’t always see eye-to-eye when it comes to tackling weight loss.
Recently, Herbalife conducted a nationwide survey* of 1000 men and women to find out what motivates them to shed excess flab. And the gender gap was clearly evident. For women, it was all about appearance – nearly 40% said that when they “don’t like the way I look”, it’s time to get serious. But for men, “not feeling healthy” ranked much higher in driving them to take action.