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When you enter into a new relationship, it's only natural that some of your habits change, and some do These changes can be healthy (a new running partner!), some challenge your well-behaved behaviors: you can keep your partner's favorite ice in the fridge, increase your weekly intake of alcohol thanks to Dates-Night, or skip your usual morning workout to snuggle up on why "Weight gain in the relationship" is one thing. But according to the results of a new survey, your relationship status could affect your health goals more than you think. Seventy-nine percent of respondents said that the weight gain of the relationship, according to survey results from 2,000 people who were commissioned by Jenny Craig (ie using a salt salt) Rvey found that respondents have been in long-term relationships since the beginning of the relationship.
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Even more: In an older study from Obesity data was found to increase by 15 pounds over five years, the cohabiting broke 18 pounds, and married women achieving 24 pounds. Other recent research has even found that humans exercise more and have lower body mass indexes (BMIs) after had a separation. "A very significant part of my clients are people who gain weight after having a relationship or getting married," says Dr. Nancy Rahnama, a bariatric surgeon in Los Angeles, California. Most of it is due to unhealthy lifestyle changes. Also, drinking: "Not only are the calories from the alcohol itself, but people tend to eat more that night and the next day to relieve some of the symptoms of drinking the night before cure, "says Dr. Rahnama. 19659004] The good news: Weight gain in a relationship is not a matter of course – and you do not have to lose the love to keep your weight at bay. Follow these six guidelines to stay healthy.
Change Your Date Nights
"If you start something new and find yourself in a new environment, you are out of your own routine and control – here and there is okay, but give the healthy ones Do not open things that are important to you, "says Dr. Rahnama. For example, instead of spending every night in a bar where you are I am connected via high-calorie alcohol and bar-fare (pretty much a prescription for weight gain), take your partner to your yoga class or show him the long walk along the river You love. Just because you're in love does not mean that your favorite health routines should go out the window!
Choose Your Meal Wise
When you meet someone, it's easy for food to become a hobby. The problem is that some research results 92 percent of restaurant meals have too many calories. If you are not visiting the most recent, vegetarian-friendly place in your area and you do not want a salad? Fish is usually the safest appetizer because it is low in calories and less likely to be made with butter or cream than chicken or beef, Dr. Lisa Young, author of The Portion Teller Plan . Better yet, make your own dinner. "Cooking at home saves you at least 250 calories per meal," says David Levitsky, professor of nutritional science at Cornell University.
Be careful what you choose
If your partner loves Pringles You could not do much about it when lying around in the house. What can you control? How much and what you take . "People think of bites as free calories, especially when they nibble on healthy foods," says Young. "But they can really add up." Sit down with each meal, plan a lunch with friends to make sure you get a proper lunch, and freeze leftovers if you can, so you'll be less likely to look for them during the day. If you're snacking, look for healthy bites like nuts, seeds, and healthy protein sources like Greek yogurt, and try (as well as you can) to eat intuitively.
Sweat Your OO's Way Now and Then  "Couples working out together tend to stick to a training program," explains Drs. Michael R. Mantell, clinical psychologist and behavioral trainer. Better yet, if your partner urges you to work harder, it may serve as additional motivation, meaning that you get more out of a session than if you sweat alone. So give your S.O. From time to time you govern and try new methods of exercise, depending on what you like (variety can also pay off in your muscles!).
Make it a family thing
Do you have a child the way? While cravings, aversions, or an unpredictable appetite are very common during pregnancy, there's a reason why you need to * try * to keep up with what's good for you. Finally, the American Pregnancy Association notes that eating healthy during pregnancy is not only good for you – it also helps to determine your child's nutritional health and can serve as a model for how they eat their entire lives. (See also: We need to change the way we think about weight gain during pregnancy)
Reconnecting with your partner
If you focus on the health of your relationship, this may be just as important to your overall Being healthy is like eating and exercising. For two decades, when researchers at Brigham Young University followed 1,681 spouses, they found that happily married couples had a better self-report. Previous research has shown that satisfied couples sleep better, smoke less, participate in healthier activities, and maintain a healthy body weight. Take each week, then, to sit down in pairs and re-establish the connection – because it's what relationships are all about, right?