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Marriage can affect your waistline

health and fitness Updated: Dec 04, 2009 19:43 IST
Highlight Story seems marriage is bad for your waistline, for a study of 3,000 married women has found that more than 50 per cent of females feel that there is no longer the need to impress their new husbands.

The study revealed that over a third of all brides found it difficult to eat healthily during the first year of their marriage because they no longer had the wedding day or honeymoon to motivate them. A quarter admitted they turned to comfort eating to cheer them up because they were so upset that their big day was over, while 31 per cent said they did so simply because they did not know what to do with themselves when they no longer had a wedding to plan for.

While 22 per cent of newlyweds put on weight within a year of the ceremony, more than one in five of those brides who gained weight ended up rowing with their partner over the extra pounds, the Daily Mail reported. More than half said they no longer worried about their appearance and weight after their big day, while one in five overindulged on their honeymoon.

Forty-two per cent admitted they simply got too relaxed with their new husband,and 22 per cent even said they no longer felt they needed to impress their loved-one once they had tied the knot, the study found.