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Why do so many Women Gain Weight after a Break up

Women are emotional creatures. When in a moment of desperation, they find something to counter-act their own emotions. Most times after a break up are difficult because of the voided space left behind.

Let’s say every Tuesday evening you and your ex used to sit down and watch television for a few hours. Now that they are gone, what is left? A television reminding you of what you used to have. These routines are hard to kick, but easy to replace with a terrible habit.

Many women choose food because they are upset, so they’re not going to work out. The motion of eating takes away some of the memory of their past loves by occupying their time. It also feels good to eat, especially if it’s a tasty Twinkie! Food triggers a kind of euphoria, however, it’s brief so to get that feeling again, and they eat another Twinkie.

Depending on the relationship, how long it lasted, if it was purely sexual or if you genuinely loved this person, is a deciding factor for gaining weight. If you really cared about the person you were with and you are distraught over the breakup most women would become depressed.

The feeling of having someone you really loved walk away from you is a hard one to deal with. Knowing that the relationship didn’t work out still doesn’t mean you want to run out and find another man to fulfill that void. Since you are not on the hunt, you see no reason to work out and you then develop excuses as to why you don’t need to work out.

Excuses like, I don’t need a man to tell me I’m pretty, or, If they don’t like me for who I am then they don’t deserve me. The truth is you don’t always work out for yourself. You want to please the men in your lives and if there is no man to please, you’ll skip the gym.

Not all women gain weight after a break-up. It could be the complete opposite effect and they could drastically lose weight. Ladies, you should remember that if you don’t like yourself, you should fix it because no one can love you if you don’t love yourself.

Whether you wish the relationship didn’t end or you’re glad it did, don’t sit on the couch with a bag of potato chips, and instead grab some carrots. Or you could use your built-up frustration to go for a jog which creates the same kind of euphoria as food, but will benefit more in the long run, and you may even catch the eye of a new man!