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, 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. A 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 ended a serious relationship.

The key factor that determines the amount of weight-loss after a break-up is who ends the relationship, the report said. Women who initiate the break-up lose just half than women who are dumped – shedding an average of 1.3kg in the first month after the split and 3kg if they stay single for a year.

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