10 Tips and Tricks for Avoiding Newlywed Weight Gain


Make fitness a priority in the early days of marriage, and you'll keep healthy habits for life.
Make fitness a priority in the early days of marriage, and you'll keep healthy habits for life.
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You're familiar with the infamous freshman 15 from your college days. Gaining weight in the midst of all-you-can-eat dining halls and late-night pizza was inevitable. Well, there's another time in life when gaining 15 pounds is a looming danger to your figure: during the blissful months following your wedding day.

After spending so much time dieting and obsessing over every morsel of food to look perfect in your bridal gown, it's no surprise that you went hog wild during the honeymoon with buffets, piƱa coladas and never-ending dessert trays. You're not out of the woods yet. As you and your husband begin a new life together, you may be shocked to find that he still wants to live off a bachelor's diet of pizza, wings and beer. To top it all off, you've got an arsenal of culinary wedding gifts that are constantly tempting you to make homemade waffles, ice cream and bread.

Settling into a new routine can be challenging, but don't fret, newlyweds! Here are some tips and tricks to help you navigate your first year of marriage without gaining any unwanted pounds. And if you've already put on a little love weight, we'll tell you how to take it off.

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