Why People Gain Weight in Relationships & How to Avoid It
It feels like you spend your whole life trying to find the ‘one’ and then, when you do, you’re trying to find the one reason why your jeans keep shrinking. It’s probably that damn dryer.
Because you didn’t gain weight….right?
Hello Fluff! You’re in a relationship, you DID gain weight and you can’t even remember when it happened.
You stare at your cheekbone-less face, your puffy arms, or your muffin top and start to realize… There might be a really good reason those things are called love handles.
And while you’re pissed you’ve packed on the plump– you know each pound was packed with happiness. Like– you have 10 pounds of happy fat on your body.
Awww, happy fat.
Maybe this isn’t you—yet. Maybe you noticed a fluffy friend or five who are past that one year mark in their relationship and you’re wondering if that will happen to you.
It doesn’t have to.
We’ll tell you a few common reasons why it happens and then you can decide if contentment and comfort is worth the ‘weight’.
He’s Already Seen You Naked
Yeah, at this point, he’s seen you naked. You’ve seen him in his skin suit. That awkward yet giddy phase of your ‘first time’ is waaaay over.
While love may last forever—the excitement of tearing off a new partner’s clothes goes away after a while. Sex becomes something you high-five for working into a busy week and sometimes you don’t even take off all your clothes to do it.
So why prep your body for that *cue the choir moment* that has passed? You don’t. You enjoy the taste of Italy at Olive Garden and you gain weight.
You Gain Weight in a Relationship Because You Skip the Gym
While you might have started your relationship off together at the gym, it slowly becomes something that impacts your ‘us time’.
Life is busy and you MIGHT still be at the stage where you want to spend your free time together. So….you skip the gym.
You might spend the time together eating or drinking where you would have spent it curling or squatting.
Tsk, Tsk. Gym skipper!
You Gain Weight Because You Eat Mirrored Meals
Here’s a big one for women. Men will order a meal at a restaurant or at a drive-thru and women will eat the same thing. That’s a big problemo for women. Men are usually naturally bigger (biologically, don’t get offended by science) and as such, they burn more calories. If a woman eats the same as a man, she’ll gain weight while he might not (jerkkkkk).
Also, men might not just eat bigger meals, but more often. Women might give in if he wants to have a 9pm meal that she wouldn’t otherwise have. That is how love handles are made.
You Gain Weight in Relationships When You Stop Shopping
You’ve settled in, you may have moved in together and now—staying up past 11 is met with gasps. Plus,you kinda love couch time. It beats getting fixed up, going to a bar filled with people younger and more annoying than you, pretending to want to be social, and suffering through a hangover the next morning as you cut the grass and ‘adult’.
As a result, you likely don’t wear those snug jeans as much or go shopping for new ‘dance’ clothes because you don’t need them!
You might even be eternally donned in jammy pants with elastic waist bands.
This means you aren’t aware if your size 8s now fit like 4s. Or if medium tops are now a tad tight.
Not shopping removes that first realization that you’ve gained weight when you try on a pair of jeans that haven’t stretched from wearing, and….no matter what brand you try on—they don’t fit.
Staying in on Saturdays Will Make You Gain Weight
While staying in once in a while won’t make you gain weight, plastering yourself to the couch where you enjoy your elastic waist band and delivered food every weekend will.
You move less, you eat more—you gain weight. Period.
If you two lovebirds are digging alone time—do it with an evening walk. Don’t just move in the bed, move on the Earth.
Your Partner’s Bad Habits are Causing Your Weight Gain
Ok, we’ve gotten through this whole thing without placing blame on anyone. We don’t want you to break up. We don’t! BUT….if you’re hating your new fat coat, you might want to just chuck some of that hate your partner’s way.
Think about it. Have you ever been this type of person to eat yourself into two bigger pants sizes? Skip the gym? Eat out more than once a week, or hell, even twice a month?! Have you EVER been a gym skipper? Lost your breath going up stairs? Felt your fat scream for help when you squat down? NO.
No…you probably haven’t. In fact, the last time your belly was this round was likely due to extreme gas from your high protein meals before and after the gym you religiously visited. Now, you have Cookie Monster next to you tossing compliments and chicken wings like he’s making it rain and you’re gobbling it up—literally.
Put the fork down. And threaten to put that fork in the relationship if your partner doesn’t GET IT TOGETHER.
We aren’t advocates of chasing the perfect body, but we are advocates of healthy bodies.
And your bloated puffy body is just the beginning of some nasty potential future health problems if you don’t stop it now.
If you love your time together, cook a healthy meal together instead of ordering out.
Take a walk after dinner.
Stay active together.
And if your partner isn’t a gym fan, maybe he/she loves you enough to give it a go. Love IS all about compromise….
Because health, not couch surfing, is happiness.
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