With so much eating out and letting loose with the one you're crushing on, it's not surprising to see that 51 percent of you gain weight in the beginning of a new relationship. In an effort to avoid letting your waistband suffer in the name of love, I've shared four tips on how to keep your weight in check while falling in love. If I've missed something that works for you, please share your secrets in the comments below.
- No one likes to be a Debbie Downer, so instead of saying no to dinner dates or ordering pizza while watching the football game, make sure to stay on track of your exercise routine. If you continue to work out, you'll be able to give yourself a little more leniency with your diet.
- Be mindful about how much you're drinking. Not only does alcohol add empty calories to your diet (be sure to drink light beer and avoid sweet mixers when you can), but it can lower your inhibitions and make you eat more.
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- Pick and choose. If you want to indulge in a decedent dinner, pass on dessert. If you chose to eat a light meal, treat yourself to a shared dessert — just try not to do both!
- Work it off in the bedroom! In a half-hour period, you can burn up to 43 calories making out and 125 calories making love!