Have you ever had a discussion with a overweight/obese family member or someone you loved about their weight because you were genuinely concerned for them?
Did you make a plan to talk about it? Did you bring it up randomly? Did anything you said help/hinder them? Would you change how you did it if you could?
I have an immediate family member who is overweight and has been for sometime. Fortunately they are young so there are not too many weight related issues that they have encountered yet.
But how do you help bring up a sensitive topic like this in a way that might actually spark change?
I try to drop subtly hints/invitations for them to come exercise with me or we could go grocery shopping together or take a exercise class together or something but it always gets blown off.
I don't want this person to wait until something extreme happens for them to realize they have to make a change. It is hard to just sit back and watch when you really care about someone struggling with being over weight/obese.