Married men gain weight after marriage. Specialists relied on changes in the participants’ Body Mass Index (BMI), a body weight marker that is calculated as the ratio of weight (in kilos) to height (in meters) squared.
To lose weight, you have to divorce
“It is rather in the years following the happy event that the kilos would settle, with an increasing increase of BMI during the first three years,” said Alsace. Fortunately, this increase decreases in the fourth year.
Less obvious results in women
In 2015, a German study conducted by Basel academics on 10,226 people from 9 European countries had already made a relationship between marriage and weight gain.
On average, married people weigh 2 kilos more than singles. German academics have looked at the BMI of women in couples: for the latter, the results are less glaring, with a BMI of 25.6 against 25.1 for single women.