Women Gain Weight and
Men Lose When They Move In Together - Couples Change Eating Habits When
They Get Married
April 6th 2006
Time for Change
Men are women are different when it comes to moving in together. Women
usually gain weight and men typically lose weight during relationships.
Men will also keep at a steady weight following breakups. The lead
author Amelia Lake, a research fellow with Newcastle University's Human
Nutrition Research Centre, believes this is due to the so called
“honeymoon period” where each partner takes on the other’s eating
It appears that women usually eat more healthy foods and begin to eat
less healthy when they move in with men. The reverse is also true. Men
usually eat less healthy, but begin to eat healthier when they move in
with the woman. The woman’s healthy eating habits tend to have a
positive long term impact on her partner.
The researchers say that both partners try to please each other during
the “honeymoon period”. They tend to adjust their eating routine to
suit their partners’.