Is Gaining Weight In A Relationship Normal And A Problem?

Updated: Aug 26, 2021

Is it normal to put on happy weight when you're happily dating or married? When you can't keep your hands off each other, you look forward to spending every free second you have together, and that time usually involves restaurants, cocktails, sitcoms, or movies with snacks.

The one you can count on to cuddle with you at night, talk to about your day, and share intimate secrets with may be the reason you're noticing a few extra pounds.

Relationship weight gain is natural for many people. However, experts believe this occurrence is not attributed to one particular cause but rather a state of mind and habitual behavior. Simply put, you're more likely to engage in slightly unhealthier choices when you're with the one you love.

The number of pounds gained differs from relationship to relationship and individual to individual, but research indicates that women are likely to gain weight after moving in with male partners. The researchers concluded that living together increases both men's and women's risk for obesity.

Weight Gain Is Contagious

Individuals who are happy with their partner or marriage are likely to put on extra weight. Contrary to, couples who are not as satisfied with their relationship are likely to gain less weight.

Researchers suggested that happy couples gain weight because they are not as motivated to maintain their weight because they're not trying to attract a mate. So, if your partner has gained weight, the odds are high that they think you're the one, but this doesn't mean that you don't want to look good naked. After all, anyone married knows all too well about the work you need to put into looking good on your wedding day, including months of exercise and diet.

Now that we understand that weight gain in a relationship is contagious. If one person in a relationship becomes obese, their mate has a 37 percent higher chance of becoming obese, too. When you are in close proximity to someone and spend a lot of time with them, you are more than likely going to eat the same things and do the same activities.

Achieve Your Body Goals

Making healthy changes doesn't mean skipping date night but choosing healthier options daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Although it is wonderful to be in a happy relationship, you must take care of each other's hearts, and not just romantically.

Try these self-care steps with your mate to care for one another's health:

Eat Out Less

Dining in gives you much more control over what ingredients you eat, so you know what's going in your food, unlike when you dine out. Date nights are a must, but limit date nights to 1 to 2 times a week, and try packing your breakfast and lunch for work. Also, limit eating out to date nights, work events while you're working to lose inches and weight. Restaurants and fast food places love to use unnecessary fat and salt, which adds to weight gain.

Don't forget to drink at least 67.7 oz of water daily or half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, ➗ by 2 = 75 ounces of water, you need to drink each day, especially if you are trying to lose weight. ⁣

Snack Healthier

Fill up your office desk, home refrigerator, pantry, and cabinets with vegetables, fruits, and nuts instead of cookies, chips, and other unhealthy snacks. If you must, choose a healthier version (preferably 100 calories) of cookies and chips to enjoy 3 to 4 times a week before 2 PM so you'll have enough time to burn it off in the evening.

Workout Together

Exercise can help fight off the dreaded relationship weight and increase sex drive. Try exercising together in the morning before the kids wake, or take a walk after dinner. If kids are limiting you from leaving home together, try a Youtube workout video and have the kids join in on the fun.

Go To The Doctor

Get regular routine health checks from your doctor and, in a non-competitive way keeping each other accountable for your health goals - you want to see your grandkids kids graduate from college, right?

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