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Study Shows Your Partner May Secretly Be Making You Fat

posted by Morgan Huelsman - 

Being in love is a thrilling time for anyone's life. There are lots of emotions you experience and lots of adventures you go on together. One thing you start doing more is eating out, whether that's fast food places or fancy dinners.

Now a study lasting more than a decade has confirmed what we've all suspected - being in a relationship makes you fatter. The researchers at University of Queensland, Australia analyzed data from more than 15,000 people and found that couples weighed an average 12.7 pounds more than their single counterparts. The study also found that those with a significant other had an average weight gain of 3.9 pounds. 

New Scientist reported:

“While they may include more healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables and less fast food, people often consume larger portion sizes and more calories in the company of others than they do alone, resulting in increased energy intake."

So always be aware of your eating habits and keep a healthy lifestyle despite your relationship status to avoid being part of these statistics! 

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