Love and Poundage

Why is it that you could easily slip into that wedding dress or handsome tux when you exchanged vows, but now the idea of wearing those sizes again seems as distant as Mars? Blame your spouse.
Studies have found that men and women who live together tend to gain weight together. There are at least a couple (no pun intended) of reasons why married couples seem to put on excess weight. First, married people usually eat together, and they may eat more that way then when eating alone. And the guilt-ridden second answer: A married person may be less motivated to stay thin. Getting comfortable in a stable relationship is good, but it may come with a reduced commitment to keeping weight under control — hence the celebrated phrase “letting yourself go.”
But the good news is that studies show couples also are more likely to be successful losing weight if they try to do it together. One study showed married people who participated in an exercise program together had significantly higher attendance and a dramatically lower dropout rate than married people who participated alone.
So if you’re ready to lose weight, team up with your spouse. You can encourage each other’s progress, eat healthier and exercise together, and improve your weight loss success. With a little work, you can lose the love handles and gain a more loving partnership!
An easy way to get started losing weight for men and women is with Reliv’s Slimplicity® Weight Loss System. Slimplicity fits into any lifestyle. The plan combines healthier eating and increased activity with a delicious meal-replacement shake and Accelerator capsules that boost your weight loss efforts. Challenge your spouse to see who can reach their weight loss goals first — then enjoy the benefits of improved health together!

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