A 2011 Ohio State study found that weight gain of about 20 pounds is average among people who get married (especially for women). After following newlyweds for four years, researchers found that the happier you are in the marriage, more the possibility of you gaining extra weight.
The research also highlighted that people often ape their partners, so the next time your wife tells you, “I am trying to lose weight for you”, understand what she means.
In another study published in ‘Obesity’ (2012), couples who have been married for two years or longer are more likely to gain weight than their single counterparts. According to USA Today, “Newly married women in their early 20s gain an average of 24 pounds in the first five years of marriage, and men in the same age group gain an average of 30 pounds during that same time, referencing that same study.”
1 Influencing each others choices.
Once you are married, you step out for dinners and brunches occasionally, ignoring the part when you realise you can’t get in your clothes, after just three months of marriage. Eating out becomes a central activity and you tend to binge on every thing you like and what your partner likes.
2 Holy Kitchen!
Our dedicated Indian women absolutely love to exhibit their culinary skills in order to impress their spouses and in-laws. So after experimenting all those food channels and whatsapp quick recipes and eating them graciously, babe you are bound to put on weight. Plus, women begin to put family’s eating preferences above their own.
Also if it is not a very happy marriage, partners turn to food for solace and so the weight gain.