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Breakfast: Rolled oats with prunes, coconut, flax seeds and sunflower seeds
Lunch: Sautéed chicken gizzard with rice
Dinner: Pasta with yellow peas
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Source: That skinny chick can bake!!!
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Today’s Favourite Blog
Sometime ago I was having a discussion with locals In Central Asia regarding weight gain. Their view is that when a person is doing well financially he/she gains weight because they can afford more expensive food, including meat, cakes and sweets, as well as more booze. My view was the opposite, when a person is under financial strain they are more likely to gain weight because they focus less on healthy eating and exercise, eat more sweets to get the sugar high as well as eat more ‘cheaper’ fast food. And this leads to todays favourite blog post.
A recent study found that women have a tendency to gain a few pounds after tying the knot, while men are likely to do the same after divorce. I know what you are thinking, and I am thinking the same. Is it because woman become happier when they get married and men get happier when divorced? There is no shortage of jokes in this area. Mike from ‘Only Fools and Horses’ had this to say about his marriage: “I had 18 blissful happy years - and then I met her".
The study which came from Ohio State University focused on weight changes within a two-year span after marriage or divorce and surveyed 10,000 people between 1986 and 2008. It was found that “divorces for men and, to some extent, marriages for women promote weight gains that may be large enough to pose a health risk.” The research also found that people over 30 were more likely to gain weight around these major life events, possibly because they’ve already settled into certain patterns of diet and exercise.
Why the weight gain? The authors did not refer to the ‘happiness’ theory I mentioned above. Perhaps they wanted to be more diplomatic. They offered the following suggestions. Married women often take on a larger role in household duties than men, resulting in less time for exercise. Meanwhile, married men get a health boost during marriage but lose it once they get divorced (possible because of depression?), which leads to weight gain.
Perhaps there is no right answer and men and woman will have different views, and this may differ from the researchers views. Unfortunately I cannot offer any personal insight since I have yet to be divorced, and that’s probably because I am not married yet!
While on this topic, do you know what is the biggest cause of divorce? According to my detailed analysis the biggest cause of divorce is marriage.
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