Being In A Relationship Really Does Make You Fatter

We all knew it but didn't want to admit it...

March 14, 2018

Being in a settled long-term relationship really does increase the likelihood of weight gain, according to a new study.

Researchers made the conclusion after assessing 10 years worth of data from 15,000 participants, finding that couples tend to weigh more than single people despite having healthier lifestyles.

The authors theorize that it could be due to them no longer needing to impress potential suitors, and warned that children can worsen weight problems, as parents tend to munch on their 'leftovers and snacks.'

But the research suggests the extra pounds aren't from an unhealthy lifestyle, as couples actually consumed more fruit and vegetables and steered clear of fast food, alcohol and cigarettes.

However, experts believe the reason could be that 'couples are eating more of all food types together.'