How Much Weight Do We Gain During The Holidays?

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How Much Weight Do We Gain During The Holidays?

We won’t keep you in suspense. Believe it or not we only gain about one pound over the holidays. Studies show that people think they typically put on about five pounds (and sometimes it feels about twice that), but in fact most people gain just one little pound.

So what do we have to worry about? Unfortunately more than you think.

The problem is that while we only gain one pound, that new pounds is likely to stick around. For most people, that new pound is like a friendly puppy following us around –  and it is very likely going to be there the following New Year’s. That means twenty years of holidays equals twenty new pounds, plus whatever else we may have packed on through the year.

So a pound may seem like nothing, but it adds up over time.

This article offers some ideas on how to avoid the holiday pound. The other option is to enjoy the holidays and welcome your new pound – and then work it off during the following month or two. As much as it may hurt, weigh yourself at the beginning of the new year and see if you can drop the pound by March.

Join one of the Cardio High diet teams, and see if you can drop five pounds – taking off holiday pounds from 2010 – 2015.

-Shane M.