Get Sexual for Ultimate Weight Loss

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Many newly engaged women drop weight without even trying from the stress and anxiety of planning a wedding and in some ways, New York City-based model and actress Kerry McCloskey was no exception. She lost 23 pounds in the six months after she got engaged, but it wasn’t from stress. It was from sex — lots of it!

“It was during a particular time of exercise,” says Laura Berman, PhD, LCSW, a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics-gynecology and sexual relationships are not lonely, he tells WebMD. “A healthy sex life decreases stress and some people turn to food when they under stress.”

Shapiro routinely tells his clients that falling in love and out of love are the two best diets out there. “There is much more than sex involved in weight loss,” he says — namely eating a healthy low-calorie diet.

“If someone is involved in a relationship and has a healthy sex life, that’s great,” he cautions. “But if someone is out there having a lot of sex with a lot of people, it may create stress,” he says. This type of promiscuity can also increases risk of sexually transmitted disease.