Getting dumped may be the best thing that can happen to people struggling to shed excess weight after a new study found that heartbreak can lead to weight loss.
A new survey of 1,000 people by the diet firm Forza Supplements shows that women lose an average of 5 lb (2.26 kg) in the first month after being dumped by a lover, reports dailystar.co.uk.
And if they stay single for a year after the break-up of a long-term relationship they are likely to be at least a stone lighter.
"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria said she lost more than a stone and suffered health problems after her split from basketball star Tony Parker in 2011.
"I was so skinny. I was not eating. I was depressed. I was sad. My diet was coffee. People kept saying, 'You look amazing, divorce agrees with you.' And I was like, 'I don't feel good. I have no energy'. I didn't know I was depressed," she said.