Bad news for lovebirds! It has now been scientifically proved that being in a happy (that’s the keyword) relationship is directly linked to your expanding waistline.
Australian researchers from The Central Queensland University analysed 10 years worth of data from 15,000 participants to come to the conclusion that couples weigh more than single people — despite following a healthier lifestlye.
There could be many reasons for this:
No need to impress
When you are single, you want to look good so that you can attract potential suitors. When you are in a comfortable relationship, there is no desire to impress anyone. So you stop caring how you look and don’t feel guilty while reaching for that piece of cake.
Laid back weekend plans
The initial few weeks of a relationship are always exciting and hectic — you plan activities together and are mostly outside. Then comes the comfort of love and suddenly all you want to do is Netflix and chill! Lounging on the couch all day is quite good for adding on those kilos.
Regular date nights
Suddenly you have someone willing to go out with you every weekend. Say hello to rich restaurant meals and frequent ordering in, along with the advantage of having someone to split bills with.
Alcohol does its bit
Not to say that singles don’t drink but having alcohol together may be a fixed weekend plan when men are in the house.
Marriage adds to the weight gain
Someone is legally required to hang out with you now! Gym plans go out of the window and food and plans around food are welcomed in.
The happier you are, the chubbier you get (kind of cute!). Having children adds to the problem — parents tend to munch on the leftovers and snacks refused by the kids.