Newlyweds Gain Pounds in the First Year of Marriage

Love might be blind, but it could also be fattening, according to scientists . Newlyweds gain an average of four to five pounds within the first year of marriage. Some couples can gain up to three or four pounds in as little as three months if they are also living together. This could be because mealtimes become central to cohabitating couples, who may encourage one another to eat more and subsequently move less and this is a huge cultural issue. People moving in together really need to watch their weight because becoming obese is bad for self-esteem and can damage relationships. The idea is that as married couples relax around one another, they no longer feel under pressure to pertain certain aesthetic standards. They “let themselves go”, so to speak, because weight maintenance “is motivated primarily by the desire to attract someone. Has this happened to you?…. Ed
Source: Olivia Petter /Photo: Fitchic

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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