Falling in love can make you lose weight

Not only are you single, you’re probably fat too

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It’s time to replace those bacon baps in your stomach with butterflies, after a new study has found that falling in love can actually help you lose weight.

The research, carried out by the New York Academy of Sciences, found a link between love hormone oxytocin and eating less.

Subjects who were given doses of the “cuddle hormone” via a conspicuously unsexy nostril inhaler went on to eat 122 fewer calories and 9g less fat in their next meal.

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The hormone, which is responsible for the warm and fuzzy desire to cuddle after sex, is now being touted as a potential combatant for obesity.

The study comes soon after research which found food really is the way to a lady’s heart, as women’s brains respond more to romantic cues on a full stomach than an empty one.

The research, published by the journal Appetite, blamed animal instincts which link food to further rewards. Yes, they mean sex.

If you haven’t found a bae to cook for yet, don’t worry – a Journal of Evolutionary Psychology study found watching a sad film can boost oxytocin levels by 47 per cent.

Netflix and chill, anyone?