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Is Parenting Making Us Fat?

By Stefanie Wilder Taylor |

You’ve heard of pregnancy weight, but what about parenting weight? It’s not the pounds you put on carrying a baby for 9 months but the weight you gain after you get home and start being a full-on parent. It’s no secret that kids don’t have the most sophisticated palate (unless they belong to Gwyneth Paltrow). Even if you can trick ‘em into eating something green, it usually needs to be deep fried or smothered in cheddar cheese, and I think we all know that kids tend to eat three bits and leave the rest for us to … clean up.  Also combining no time to exercise with sleep deprivation and all these new opportunities to snack is a recipe for Spanx. But navigating the road from babyhood, through toddlerhood and beyond is like trying to tiptoe through a minefield except instead of explosives, it’s high fructose corn syrup. No wonder so many of us end up in mom jeans to hide our muffin top.

Maybe we should just give ourselves a pass until they get to college. Then they can put on the freshman 15, and we can finally take it off.

Here are nine ways parenting makes us pack on the pounds.

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Is Parenting Making Us Fat?

Girl Scout Cookies

You know your nipples got a little tingly when you saw these Samoas. Don't lie! It seems like ever since my daughter became a Daisy a couple of years ago, my house has been full of Girl Scout cookies. If you can resist the temptation of a Thin Mint you are a bigger woman than I.

 

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