A woman's relationship acts as a barometer for her weight gain according to new research revealing how a woman's body shape changes through life. Here are the 5 stages outlined by the research disclosing how weight is gained or lost :
"The honeymoon period" during which the average woman drops about 3.9kg to impress her new man.
"the comfy zone'' era where takeaway and nights snuggled up on the couch encourages a weight gain of 5kg.
Most women will lose about 4.1kg for "The Big Day", with one in 20 women shedding more than 12kg for their wedding day.
But weight bounces back for stage 4 - the Baby Boom, when women put on about 7.2kg.
The Reinvention when the children are older and a midlife makeover jump-starts women to the gym, causing them to lose more than 7kg.
Stage 2..... 5 kg weight gain. I've actually gained about 5 - 6 kgs since I've been in my comfy zone. The only problem is that I didn't actually lose any weight at all when I was in my 'so-called' honeymoon period. Dammit !
All gain.. and no losses.
Riiightt... Must head back to the gym this weekend !