It's no coincidence that research shows that the longer people are married, the more pounds they pack on. Each wedding anniversary gives you a little extra assurance that your man isn't going anywhere, so why not let yourself go ... and go ... and go, right?
Think about the toll on your relationship. "Weight gain can cause health problems, decreased sex drive, and body-image issues," says Sass. And consider your future. "Don't you want to enjoy your retirement together rather than spend it taking several medications a day?" asks David L. Katz, MD, director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale Medical School.
FC FACT: Men and women have different tastes regarding comfort food. Guys reach for hearty foods like meat loaf; women often stick with sweets.