Forget the seven-year itch, those in relationships are more likely to suffer the ‘two year bloat’ according to new research. An overwhelming two thirds of Brits say their partner has put on weight in the first 24 months of the relationship.
Half of the 4,000 adults surveyed by LIPObind, a new medically certified weight management product, think their partner could do with losing a few pounds. Three quarters admitted they would stop fancying their partner if they put on more weight, whilst a brave 79 per cent of people would tell their partner if they thought they were getting too fat.
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More than 20 per cent of people said the main reason they would tell their partner about their weight gain is because of a loss of attraction whilst 83% would do so because of worry about the possible health consequences. Women aren’t even let off if they put weight on while PREGNANT with only 52 per cent of men saying this is an excuse for weight gain. One in 10 Brits think there is no excuse whatsoever for getting fatter. The survey also found that the most popular motivation tactic people use for helping their partner lose weight is to offer to diet and exercise with them.
The freshman fifteen also applies to dating? The study, which is sponsored by a weight loss company so let's keep our wits about us regarding the validity of this thing, states that 20% of people would tell their partner that they've gained weight for aesthetic reasons. We're glad that those 20% can be honest, at least. 10% say there is no excuse for weight gain and an incredible 52% of men say that even pregnancy is not a good reason for putting on pounds, tough crowd. You have to wonder what the results of a, probably biased, survey like this would be in the US? More cushion for the pushin'?
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