Gaining weight during your relationship

It happens to many of us, without noticing we suddenly gain weight during a new relationship. During the first months of the relationship we do not notice this yet. This happens very gradually. Before we really notice it, we have already gained several kilos. Especially when we move in together or get married, the pounds often pile on. Why do we unknowingly gain so much weight during a relationship? And perhaps even more importantly, how can we prevent this?

Why we gain weight during a relationship

Being in a relationship takes time. When you were single you still went to the gym three nights a week. Especially at the beginning of your relationship, you want to see each other as often as possible. Those regular visits to the gym quickly disappear. If you have to make time for your loved one, the gym is usually not something you cancel with a heavy heart. Before you were in a relationship, you probably cooked a healthy meal for yourself very regularly. When you are in a relationship, you often go out to eat together or order delicious food for home. You also visit the cinema more regularly. When you go to the movies, a large bowl of popcorn will of course be shared. Watching a movie together on the couch is often accompanied by containers full of tasty snacks.

How to prevent weight gain during a relationship

So it is not surprising that we can gain weight unnoticed during a relationship. Without realizing it, we exchange our healthy single existence for a much unhealthy existence as a couple. What can you do to prevent this weight gain?

Get off that couch!

Although it is understandable that you want to spend a lot of time with your loved one, it is important that you do not exercise much less than you did before. In addition, the two of you can also undertake active activities. For example, instead of watching television together on the couch, you can go for a long romantic walk on the beach or in the woods.

Start cooking together!

Eating out together is of course very romantic, fun and delicious, but you usually don’t eat the healthiest meals. Therefore, cook together more often. This is not only a lot healthier, but can also be just as cozy and romantic. This way you can choose a tasty dish together, go shopping and prepare the dish. You can also decorate the table romantically at home with the necessary candles and a decanter of wine.

Snack healthy!

Of course it is nice to eat a bag of chips, a bowl of popcorn or a portion of bitterballen together during a movie. However, these snacks are not healthy and if you eat them too often you can gain quite a few kilos. Since it is nice to snack together while watching a movie, it is best to prepare some healthy snacks together. There are plenty of healthier yet just as tasty alternatives to that bag of chips.

Keep an eye on it

Our lifestyle can change considerably when we get into a relationship. An unfortunately negative effect of this change is that we often gain quite a few pounds during a relationship. This often happens unnoticed. You have just read what usually causes weight gain during a relationship. Fortunately, you have also been able to read how you can prevent this. Now that you know this, you no longer have to worry about the pounds piling on unnoticed during a relationship!

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