A new study asked adults what causes them to gain weight. Predictably many said going on vacation usually resulted in weight gain, but the No. 1 reason was shocking, and a little disturbing.

Survey respondents said starting a new relationship caused them to gain an AVERAGE of 14 pounds! That almost matches the freshman 15 older teenagers experience! The reasons are obvious:

  • The success of your sex life is no longer dependent on a first impression.
  • People aren't as driven to look their very best.
  • As couples spend more time together, their life styles become less active.
  • Eating out together or watching TV together become favorite activities.