Happy Weight

So it appears that many people gain weight when they are in a happy relationship. Don’t believe me? Take a scroll through some of the Facebook pages of your friends that are in relationships. There’s probably a million reasons as to why this happens but I will take a stab at a few.

1) Prior to relationships, one may not have had an active life. So when a person takes a sedentary life and adds dinners and movie dates which include popcorn and skittles (because he has money…see the video below LOL) then the excess calories will cause one to gain weight.

He Got Money!

Though, even if one does have an active life, not focusing on  food intake will leave a person in the same boat. “You can’t out train a bad diet.”

2) One may be excited about having a person in his/her  life that loves them for who they are. That’s real. Though, outside of obvious reasons such as health.  One’s mate may feel like you “let yourself go” and have lost general concern about physical appearance. Irrespective to how much someone else loves the individual, ones self-esteem and self-discipline should still cause a person  to want the best for themself.

3) Yo, you can honestly not even notice that you gained weight. Speaking for myself. I gained 30 lbs and had no clue. It’s as if once my jeans stop fitting I just took a liking to leggings, without ever accessing why my jeans stop fitting! Is that just me? Oh.

You live and you learn. Now looking back retrospectively, happy weight is not a necessary evil. I for sure have different eating behaviors when I am dating vs. when I’m not. As a result, I fully utilize the MyFitnessPal app so that when a dinner date is planned, I can ensure that I’ve eaten significantly less during the day to allow for the meal that I will have later.  Regular exercise has become a staple in my life as well. But what I think is the most important thing to monitor is portion control. Men and women are not wired the same, men could probably eat a box of pizza once a week for a month and never gain a pound. I however am not that fortunate.

Have you gained happy weight? What do you think caused it? How can it be avoided?