Our expert says:
The biggest problem in this kind of situation is that your husband is the only person who can take the decision to start losing weight. I can only suggest that you sit down and discuss this problem with him once more and tell him that it is up to him to start eating a healthy diet and getting help. If he is 50 kg overweight then probably the best solution is for him to use Xenical, which is a real fat-trapper that will prevent him from absorbing fat from what he eats. Xenical is, however expensive so it would help if your dr could motivate for this medication to be paid for by your medical aid - after all his weight is a direct danger to his health and he needs to lose weight ASAP in large amounts. He would use the Xenical with a very-low-fat-diet and this will help him to start losing. So see if you can persuade him to get Xenical prescribed for his condition. Once he starts losing weight and feels more mobile, he would also need to start doing regular exercise such as going for a brisk walk for 30 min a day, or joining Walk for Life, who are very supportive.
I sincerely hope for both your sakes that your husband agrees to this plan of action.
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