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Is Your Boyfriend Making You Fat?

When we start a new relationship, gaining weight is not part of the plan, but unfortunately it can happen. It's a combination of spending more time together and less time at the gym, eating out more, and sharing bottles of wine and dessert. Also, if your guy is eating more and more often, you can end up munching when you're not even hungry. All it takes is 500 extra calories a day and boom! — you're gaining one pound in a week.

A while back I gave you four tips for keeping your diet in check while dating, but what happens if your man's unhealthy habits are starting to rub off on you? Well luckily author Jenna Bergen, who wrote Your Big Fat Boyfriend: How to Stay Thin When Dating a Diet Disaster ($11), has some great suggestions for sticking to your healthy ways. She shared some of her tips on preventing "love-induced pounds" in a recent ABC News interview; check it out after the jump. But in the meantime, tell me, has your relationship affected your waist line?

To see what Jenna Bergen has to say,


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