A new research has revealed that twenty percent of brides put on a stone-and-a-half during their first year of marriage.
The study, which was carried out by Yakult, found that more than half of new wives say they no longer worry about their appearance after their big day, and another 22 per cent no longer felt the need to impress their loved one, reports The Daily Express.
A spokesman for Yakult said: "For months, losing weight and getting their body into perfect shape for their wedding is the most important thing for most brides-to-be.
"Then suddenly, post wedding, we forget about keeping our waistline in shape and sometimes seem to make up for lost time. But it also becomes difficult for some to take as much care of their appearance when they relax into their new routine."
The study, which included 3,000 new brides, revealed that one in three found it difficult to eat healthily during the first year of marriage as they no longer had the wedding day or honeymoon to motivate them.