Why “Dad Bod” Happens

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It’s been scientifically proven that dads put on weight. When we talk new baby weight, we usually talk about mothers, but fathers are out there, developing little belly bulges of their own. Of course, they don’t have hormone-driven cravings and—oh yeah—a human growing inside of them to blame. So why does this phenomenon occur? Even if you don’t read the research, a simple eyeball test can tell you that it happens. When a dad is in great shape, people say something about it. They say, “He’s hot…for a dad.” Why? Because it’s out of the ordinary for a father to have six-pack abs and that v-shaped muscle thing by his happy trail. Everyone does a double take when they realize a man who looks like that is a father. I don’t know why we should be so surprised but we are. We expect dads to let themselves go a bit. Here’s why it happens.

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They eat their children’s food

There are a lot of sugary cereal, cheese and crackers, chicken fingers, and other less-than-diet-friendly foods in the house. You feed your kids healthy food, too, but you also keep these other items around as rewards, or for when they’re just being too darn picky. That means dad has access to them, too.

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