Becoming fat after marriage is quite often seen in all societies of the world. Different people give different explanation about this issue. Some people say, it happens because of sexual transaction between two people. Some people say, it is because of reducing tension. Some people say, it is because of comfort ability. Let us see what really happen after marriage which makes a person healthier or fat. A recent study presented at the American Sociological Association, claims that marriage leads to significant weight gain. The study found that newly-wed women were at a 33% risk of a small increase in weight gain, and at a 48% higher risk of a larger increase in weight gain.
But what does this really mean? How can marriage, an institution, be blamed for physiological triggers and changes in our bodies? Let’s find out why or how marriage is making us fat…
Why some partners cause weight gain…
An earlier 2006 study found that women who start living with their male partners tend to gain weight. What could possibly be so fattening about a relationship? Is it the food couples tend to eat every day? But what’s stopping them from buckling down and eating healthier versions? To understand this, we’ll need to study a newly married couple’s eating habits.
They say: “We always eat together.”
What they really mean: “The person, who wants to eat more, often influences the one who doesn’t – to eat more often as well.”
In other words, temptation finds a way and before long, both man and woman are not only feeding their own cravings, but those of their partners. Do not attach emotional connotations to your partner’s refusal to eat with you. Eat to feed only your own hunger.
They say: “There’s always room for dessert.”
What they really mean: “Even if there isn’t, if he/she wants it, I’ll have to make room for it.”
Simply say no. Sharing fatty desserts often is akin to sharing unhealthy habits.
They say: “We cook something new every day!”
What they really mean: “We don’t practise portion control.”
She eats as much as him. Now, even if she is as tall and as active as him, she would still gain more weight than him – simply because men burn more calories than women, even when resting. Practising portion control, as per your height, gender, weight, activity level and other sensitivities is crucial to optimal weight management.
They say: “But the food’s really good!”
What they really mean: “This is the first time we’re cooking and we love experimenting, which means we polish it off if it turns out well.”
Nearly every newly wed couple faces this, if they cook their own food. Now that home and hearth is where the weekends are spent, a good evening is often defined by how good the food is. To top it all, one spouse’s support for the other’s cooking often translates to appreciating the food by wiping the plate clean.
Of course there are other influencing attitudes at play. A couple that is united in their love for sports and athletics might not go down this road to weight gain. The trick is to look out for the warning signs and acknowledge them. A relationship can be about things other than appreciating that unhealthy mutton biryani or being passionate about a cheesecake. Make things even more interesting, and cook healthy foods and adopt healthy cooking methods. Above all, staying attractive for each other should be motivation enough.
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