Living with boyfriend? You could become obese
Apr 6, 2006, 17:05
Living with your boyfriend could make you obese unless you control your diet, says a study which, however, adds that the opposite holds true for men.
Researchers at Newcastle University's Human Nutrition Research Centre looked at a number of dietary studies and found that moving in with the boyfriend is bad for a woman's waistline, reported the online edition of Daily Mail.
During a "honeymoon period" both partners try to please and impress each other. So women eat creamier, heavier dishes such as curry or rich pasta sauces, while the men reduce fat and sugar and consume lighter meals such as salads.
The study suggests that couples need to address their diet as a team early on in the relationship.
"Couples who move in together should use the opportunity of the honeymoon period to make positive changes to their diet and lifestyle by working together and supporting each other," study author Amelia Lake said.
However, women also lose out if the couple split up. They were found to comfortably eat and gain weight after a relationship ended while men did not.
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