The overweight woman who has decided to do something about improving her physical condition needs love and support from her friends and family. One way to show your support is to give her a Christmas gift that will let her know how much you love her just the way she is, but also applaud her desire to improve her health and self-esteem. Remember that weight loss and diet Christmas gifts are fine for a friend or loved one who has included them on her holiday list—just don’t give such items out of the blue as she could be offended.
When your loved one is trying to change her diet to include more healthy foods, it can be confusing and frustrating to figure out how to make meals that are satisfying and tasty yet still healthy. Give her the “Betty Crocker 300 Calorie Cookbook,” “The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook” by Tosca Reno or “The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook” by Nancy Harmon Jenkins. Accompany the book with some gourmet ingredients that she’s sure to love, like imported olive oil or exotic spices.
Finding the right exercise shoes is crucial for women to get the best workout and stay comfortable in the process. While you should never purchase shoes for someone (she’ll need to try them on), you can purchase a gift certificate to a sporting goods or athletic store that carries brand name shoes. Offer to go with her to shop the after-Christmas sales, and give her a boost of confidence when talking to the sales rep about what kind of exercise shoes she’ll need. If you have the funds, include enough in the store certificate for new workout clothes that flatter her figure.
A membership to a gym or fitness club makes a wonderful Christmas gift for women eager to improve their health and body. Whether she wants an all-inclusive fitness club that offers everything from swimming to weight training or a more intimate women-only aerobic center, paying for all or part of a membership will show her how much you support her goals. An even better gift to her would be to get a membership for yourself so you both have a workout buddy to encourage, motivate and laugh with during exercise.
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