Is Your Relationship Making You Fat?
Being crazy in love may be good for your heart, but it’s not always great for your waistline. And celebs aren’t immune to the love chub, either. Kim Kardashian recently revealed that she’s looking to shed the extra weight she’s gained since starting to date Kanye West this past April.
"I think everyone goes up and down in whatever that comfortable love relationship phase is where you like to eat out, but now it’s time to get it together again," the reality star told Life & Style.
She’s onto something. When you welcome a new flame into your life, you tend to break your routine, says Elizabeth Ward, R.D., a nutritionist in Boston. "Women relax a little bit when they start dating someone," Ward says. "You’re eating restaurant foods, or you're cooking for each other, so more calories are involved, and there is less time working out since you’re spending more time with him than at the gym."
Another major culprit is adopting your new beau’s food habits. "Don’t eat like a guy," Ward says. "Men need more calories to maintain their weight." A simple fix? Eat before you eat. "Don’t go out really ravished. Always have a healthy snack before you go out," she says. Need suggestions? Try these 10 nutritious and filling snacks. Finally, skip the pre-dinner cocktail. If you start a meal with alcohol, your guard goes down, and your food consumption may go up, says Ward.
Easy enough. Also easy: 5 more ways to prevent love chub and keep the bulge at bay
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