How much weight do you think you gain over the holidays?
The surprising truth about holiday weight gain
That’s not too bad, right? Well, the real problem is that many of us never lose that pound after Christmas.
According to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Americans see their weight increase 0.4% over Christmas and 0.2% over Thanksgiving.
But holiday weight gain isn’t just an American thing, the same study found. While different countries celebrate different holidays, they seem to have one thing in common: lots of eating and drinking!
This chart puts things in perspective:
Since studies have shown that most of us have trouble dropping the pounds, experts recommend that you exercise daily and eat in moderation year-round to avoid seasonal swings in the first place.
And here’s a tip from Clark: Weigh yourself every day to hold yourself accountable.
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