Cheating site claims infidelity can help you lose weight & it's total bull
Weight loss normally comes about because of strict dieting and exercise ... but would you ever consider having an affair in order to drop some pounds? According to a survey done by U.K. cheating site Undercoverlovers.com, women lost an average of 10 pounds, while men lost 6 pounds since they began having an affair. The controversial site asked more than 3,000 members about their weight and how much they had lost since cheating on their spouses.
But before you rush off and decide to cheat on your partner to lose those extra pounds, you may want to read on to find out the setbacks--which far outweigh the benefits (pun intended!)...
I think this is an absurd excuse for people to cheat on their significant others. Say you do lose some pounds while philandering; sure, it's good for you physically, but what about your emotional and mental well being? I'm sure most cheaters are plagued with a guilty conscience which can't be good for their health!
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Emily Pope, the spokesperson for the site, said in a press release that the reasons for weight loss during an affair are not hard to understand. She explains that when we're unhappy, we eat more and are less healthy--and an affair can help give a self-esteem boost which causes us to want to look better for our new lover. And there's always that added plus of being physically intimate which also burns calories.
However, the Huffington Post's Divorce blogger and psychologist, Dr. Jeff Gardere, says that any weight loss during an affair is simply caused by stress. He explains that guilt is a huge factor that causes stress due to the fear of getting caught and lying to your partner. Therefore, you may lose weight, but in the process you are causing yourself emotional and mental distress--which isn't good for you! And like most unhealthy diets, the weight loss will be short-lived.
Dr. Gardere adds that the rush of dopamine you experience when you first have a new romance acts as an appetite suppressant, but eventually when things go downhill, the weight you lost will return. Gee, you think?
I still stand by my previous statement and think this is a sad excuse for people to cheat. I'm sure there are less selfish ways to lose weight that don't involve hurting your spouse in the process. Sure, an affair can keep you excited for a short time, but is it really worth having a guilty conscience all the time? After all, a well-balanced diet can make you lose weight and feel good about yourself, but an affair can only give you that temporary satisfaction--and possibly even a divorce!
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