By Alexa Joy Sherman
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?SLIMMING SOLUTION: Take stock of what you've lost by gaining those extra pounds.
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.