Avoid the “Newlywed 15”
Weddings can be a fantastic weight-loss motivator. But marriage? Not so much. Between home-cooked meals, cozy nights on the couch, and the comfort of knowing you’ve found someone who loves you no matter what, it’s not long until many newlyweds start seeing the pounds pile on. In fact, a study from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill found that married twentysomethings gained an average of 6 to 9 pounds more than their single peers.1 But unlike a tacky gift from your Aunt Betty, you don’t have to graciously accept the Newlywed 15. Here are a few simple ways to keep marital bliss from doing a number on your midsection.