Reasons Why πŸ€” You Tend to Gain Weight βš–οΈ when You Have a Boyfriend πŸ’ ...

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Let me preface this with a few disclaimers: yes, I know that not everyone gains weight when they're in a relationship, but it does happen to a great many people;

also, in spite of the title, you can be a boy, a girl, or someone who falls somewhere in between who is in a relationship with a boy, a girl, or someone who falls somewhere in between.

The point is, some people notice that they tend to gain more weight when they're in a relationship.

It might seem weird, but it actually makes a lot of sense.

It's not because you stop caring, it's not because you've β€œlanded” your partner and don't feel the need to β€œput forth effort,” and it's definitely not because you're lazy.

1. The Emotional Roller Coaster

The Emotional Roller Coaster

Here's one huge reason why some people gain weight when they have a partner, especially during those tumultuous early days.

If you're an emotional eater (me!), then you may find yourself snacking more while you're still in the first flush, particularly if things are brand new or in any way unsure.

2. You Get Comfortable

You Get Comfortable

Feeling comfortable in your relationship is wonderful.

It's a blissful place to be, a place where you aren't constantly worried about making a bad impression.

You stop fretting about the silly things, like letting your new boo see the messy way you eat spaghetti.

Complacency is no bad thing, but as you get more comfortable, you stop trying to hide your love of chocolate or your preference for eating Goldfish crackers in bed.

3. You Typically Eat out More

You Typically Eat out More

This isn't true for all couples, of course, but it's true for many, especially when you first start dating.

You're going out on dates, after all, and many of those dates probably involve eating out.

Restaurant portions being what they are, you can see how this might lead to some weight gain.

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