Weight fluctuates 'according to relationship happi
16 October 2008
So you have found your Mr Right and are living happily together in marital bliss, but ladies beware, love could make you pile on the pounds.
New research reveals that a woman puts on an average of two stone in between meeting the man of her dreams and getting married.
This news comes as research reveals that a woman's weight fluctuates depending on how happy she is.
When women initially fall for someone, they lose an average of five pounds in a bid to impress their prospective beau.
But once she has got him, the woman starts to put on weight as she becomes more comfortable and happy and no longer feels the need to impress her man.
However, she will then go on a diet should her other half propose in a desperate bid to get into her dream wedding dress.
On average brides-to-be shed around eight pounds for their wedding day, but then go on to gain weight as they have babies.
Once the children grow up a bit, mums often feel the need to go on a diet again to get their pre-baby figure back.
The study was conducted by weight management company www.slendex.com, which revealed that a woman's weight does not stay static but goes up and down at different stages of happiness and comfort in her life.
Commenting, Jane McCadden of Slendex said: "Our emotions and relationships have an enormous effect on our health and above all our weight.
"The definite periods in a women's life that sees their weight rise and fall all link directly to new chapters in their love life or family status.
"The study also illustrates how difficult women find it to maintain a stable weight throughout their lives, as even when women lose weight, bad habits soon return and another phase of weight gain follows."
A survey was also conducted among the women, which found that more than half of the 3,000 women interviewed said their weight depended on how happy they feel in their lives.