Weight gain weighed down by love



  • 76% of people admit to gaining weight since meeting their partner, with half gaining more than 10 kilos.

  • More than half blame their weight gain on eating out and larger portions as a couple.

  • 1 in 2 admit that weight gain is impacting their relationship, causing sex lives to suffer.

  • The road to a pre-relationship weight is much easier when couples #Choose2Lose together.

New research in Australia reveals that when in love, we are likely to be undoing our top button for more reasons than one. A staggering three quarters (76%) of Australians in a relationship admit to gaining weight since meeting their partner, with 47% gaining more than 10 kilos. Weight creeps on quickly, even in the honeymoon stage. The average Aussie piles on 3 kilos within the first few months of dating and at four years into a relationship, our belt buckles expand to accommodate an extra 8 kilos.

More than half (58%) blame their weight gain on changing eating habits, including eating out more often and blaming their spouse for eating larger portions. One in two (54%) admit that their growing waist lines are driving a wedge between them and their significant other, with sex lives suffering the most. More than 1 in 5 (22%) admit to being too embarrassed to be seen naked and confess to having sex less often.

With 58% of Aussies saying that it is easier to lose weight with their partner – Challenging couples to #Choose2Lose together on Cambridge Weight Plan.


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