the chocolate this Valentine's Day could have a "ripple effect" on your
loss, according to a new study.
this month in the research journal Obesity, found that when
one partner commits to losing weight, the other partner is likely to
lose weight, too.
trial looked at 130 couples
in which one spouse was following Weight
Watchers. The other spouse was given basic information on
healthy eating but was not formally dieting, according to the study's
lead researcher, a professor of behavioral psychology at the University
study, funded by Weight Watchers, found nearly one-third of the
weight-loss program participants' spouses also had successful weight
loss within six months, proving what the lead researcher called a
study also found the majority of partners leading the weight-loss
charge were women.
Murphy and her partner, Kevin Minnick, are marking this Valentine’s Day
having lost a combined 120 pounds after Murphy joined Weight Watchers
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