Women lose more than 2kg post break-up: Study

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London: Heartbreak may be one of the most powerful motivators for weight loss!

Women lose an average of more than 2kg in the first month after being dumped by a lover, a new research claims.

The survey found that women are likely to shed at least 6kg in case they stay single for a year after the end of a long-term relationship. Around half the respondents (46 per cent) said they lost weight after a big break-up due to “emotional upheaval” causing a drop in their appetites, ‘Daily Express’ reported.

Almost the same number (47 per cent) said they lost weight as they wanted to look more attractive. The survey of 1,000 people by the diet firm Forza Supplements shows that more than three-quarters of those polled (77 per cent) tended to be slimmer when they were single.

And two-thirds (68 per cent) said they had lost weight after a partner broke up a serious relationship. The key factor that seems to determine the amount of weight loss after a break-up is who ends the relationship, the report said.

Women who initiate the break-up tend to lose just half that of women who are dumped – shedding an average of 1.3kg in the first month of a split and 3kg if they stay single for a year.

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