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Marriage and Weight Gain. Have you noticed that after getting married couples, either one, or both of them slowly but surely start to gain weight? It’s strange but it’s true. So just what is it about marriage and weight gain? Sometimes it seems like the two are in cahoots with each other. It’s no secret that many people gain weight after they “tie the knot”. But why is that? Weight Gain and Relationships.

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Marriage and weight gain

Whilst it affects both sexes, research seems to indicate that women suffer the most. The first year of marriage is often referred to as the “honeymoon period,”. But it can also be the start of a not-so-welcome trend: weight gain! A study in the journal, Obesity, found that women do not have a monopoly in that department. Men also gain weight during the first year of marriage.

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Marriage and weight gain.

A recent study found that the average woman gains in excess of 24 pounds in the first few years after marriage. A study in The New England Journal of Medicine found that it affects nearly 50% of women. The National Institutes of Health went even further saying that nearly two-thirds of couples gain weight after getting married.

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But why does this happen?

One reason could be that women make a lot of effort to diet and lose weight ahead of their wedding day. Many increase their levels of exercise, resulting in them being at their optimum weight, or less, for the big day. The main reason, of course, is that they want to look their best in their wedding dress. After all the photos are going to be around for a long time! So, post wedding weight gain is maybe almost to be expected. Marriage and Weight Gain.

Weight Gain and Relationships - Marriage and Weight Gain

Marriage and weight gain

Following the wedding and honeymoon period, it’s easy for the newlyweds to relax, chill and let go a bit. This often results in their weight gradually creeping upwards. And thus starts their journey of gaining those ever-increasing extra pounds.

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Weight Gain and Relationships

Another reason quoted online is that maybe couples don’t strive as hard to impress each other as they did pre-wedding. So its possible they don’t hit the gym as often, or eat as healthy. Additionally, following the wedding, couples may not go out, or take part in as many social activities.

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Weight Gain and Relationships

It is possible that newlywed couples are more likely to stay at home and arrange ‘date nights’. They begin to cook and eat more meals at home together after their wedding. This can be great for bonding, but it also means that couples are more likely to consume larger portion sizes and make less healthy food choices.

Weight Gain and Relationships - Marriage and Weight Gain

Marriage and weight gain

Yet another theory is that the new wife may try to impress their partner by demonstrating their culinary skills in the kitchen. Of course it could be the other way around, maybe the new husband tries to impress his wife with his ‘celebrity chef skill techniques’.

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Weight Gain and Relationships

Finally, marriage often leads to a decrease in physical activity, as couples become more sedentary, spending less time engaging in fun activities together. While there may be some initial wedding day weight loss, the social factors associated with marriage often lead to long-term weight gain. Weight Gain and Relationships.

Weight Gain and Relationships - Marriage and Weight Gain

Weight Gain and Relationships

While wedding planning is often a stressful time, most people are thrilled to finally reach the stage of tying the knot with their partner. Post wedding, many couples see that their financial situation starts to change. For some the changes are positive, as both partners are now working full-time and bringing in a combined income. This can lead to increased spending on dining out, take-out food, and other convenience items.

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Weight Gain and Relationships

At the same time, couples may have less time to cook healthy meals at home and may be more likely to snack on unhealthy foods. Together, these factors can, and probably will, for most, contribute to a gradual but substantial weight gain. Weight Gain and Relationships.

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Marriage and weight gain

Someone once said, that there are two almost guaranteed predictors of weight gain. The first is if someone goes on a diet. It is a sad truth that the majority of people that go on a diet, (over 90%) will end up weighing more afterwards than they did before they started their little weight loss adventure. And the second predictor of weight gain was getting married. As we have said above, regardless of how depressing it is, two large pieces of research seem to back this up.

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Weight Gain and Relationships

Whatever the reason, if you’re worried about putting on a few extra pounds after your wedding, there are a few things you can do to prevent it. First, make sure you’re still making time for yourself. Don’t let your relationship become your entire life. It’s wonderful to spend extended time with your new partner, just make sure you’re still doing things that make you happy.

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Marriage and weight gain

Secondly, be mindful of your eating habits. Just because you’re a married couple, it doesn’t mean you have to eat every meal together. If you’re not careful, the convenience of take-out and dining out can quickly lead to weight gain. Finally, make sure you’re still being active and exercising regularly. Also, living as a married couple doesn’t mean you both have to sit at home all the time. Get out there and enjoy your life together!

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Weight Gain and Relationships

In conclusion, there are a number of reasons why marriage may lead to weight gain. However, by being mindful of your eating habits and making time for physical activity, you can prevent this from happening. If you are looking for assistance, read about the Medically Endorsed My Weigh Less programme on this site.

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FAQ 1: How can I avoid gaining weight after getting married?

ANSWER: By being mindful of your eating habits and making time for physical activity, you can prevent this from happening.

FAQ 2: What are some of the reasons why marriage may lead to weight gain?

ANSWER: There are a number of reasons why marriage may lead to weight gain, including a decrease in physical activity and increased spending on convenience foods.

FAQ 3: What can I do to prevent weight gain after getting married?

ANSWER: There are a few things you can do to prevent weight gain after getting married, including making time for yourself, being mindful of your eating habits, and exercising regularly.

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Additionally, she is involved in the government’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.

We were proud to be nominated the ‘Most Innovative Obesity Psychological Therapy Service’ in the UK Mental Health Awards 2022.

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We also appeared on the This Morning TV show, with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

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We are also co-authors of two, bestselling books, on the topic of non-surgical weight loss, published by Hay House.

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Below is a selection of weight-loss tips that everyone can start using straight away. And, if you enroll in the My Weigh Less Course, you will learn many more of our helpful tips and techniques about how to achieve successful, permanent weight loss.

Tip No. 1 – Only Eat When You’re Hungry!

This has to be our number one, golden rule, when it comes to achieving successful weight loss. In our experience, most overweight people eat for many different reasons, other than physical hunger. But, if you allow your emotions to control your eating habits, then it is unlikely that you will be able to control your weight as a result. So, before you reach for anything to eat, stop and ask yourself first if you physically NEED to eat, or you just WANT to…

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Tip No. 2 – Use a Smaller Plate!

You’ve probably heard this many times before, but it’s a fact that people who use larger plates tend to eat more food than those who eat from smaller plates. No doubt you know about the power of optical illusions. But are you aware of just how much more generous the same size portion of food appears, when presented on a smaller plate, instead of a larger one? Have a look at the image below. It’s known as the Delboeuf optical illusion. If you stick to our mantra, “always go for quality over quantity”, then you will definitely lose weight much more easily.

Delboeuf Optical Illusion

Tip No. 3 – Drink a Glass or Two of Water Before Your Meal!

Reduce your calorie intake by over 20%, with almost with no effort! Research results, published by Harvard Medical showed that people who drank two large glasses of water, just before eating, on average, consumed around 20% less food compared with when they didn’t drink anything before they ate. This is possibly as a result of the stretching and fullness sensation in the stomach.

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Tip No. 4 – Eat Slowly and Mindfully!

A growing number of studies have consistently found a correlation between speed of eating and weight, so it is officially accepted now that faster eaters are definitely more likely to become overweight. Studies have also shown that people are much more likely to eat more when their eating is mindless, as opposed to mindful. So, make meal times an occasion by sitting down at a table, with no distractions. Then eat slowly and savour every mouthful. You will naturally eat less food and also find it easier to lose weight as a result!

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Tip No. 5 – Stay Away From Sugar and Highly Processed Foods!

It’s a fact that sugar and highly processed foods have addictive properties! So much so, that many people find that once they start eating these foods, they literally can’t stop. And, of course, if you’re making such poor food choices, this in turn will make it almost impossible for you to lose weight. So, our advice is to choose healthy, unprocessed foods and limit the amount of sugar you consume. As a result, you will have far more control over how much you eat and also how much weight you can lose.

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Tip No. 6 – Eat Your Favourite Foods on the Plate First!

You may not be aware of how important this tip is, but the order in which you eat your food can actually have a big impact on how much you consume! It’s quite common for overweight people to “save the best til last” when eating. In other words they only eat their favourite food right at the end. It’s not so surprising then, that they also tend to eat everything on their plate, regardless of how uncomfortably full they feel. Because, of course, they don’t want to miss out on the “best bit”!

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However, our advice is to eat your favourite things first. Not only will you enjoy it more, but it’s also much easier to stop when you’ve eaten just the right amount and leave the rest on the plate.

You can read a full breakdown of all the components included in the treatment package on the Course Details page. There is also an explanation of the treatment on the Does This Work? page. We look forward to working with you. Additionally, you can read reviews from medical and other professionals on the Medical Endorsement page.

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