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Why Marriage Makes You Fat (and What You Can Do About It)

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Go...and Go...and Go DIET DILEMMA: He loves you -- no matter what size you wear.

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.

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