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Holiday Weight Gain

Hailey Winals

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It’s that time of year when extra calories lurk around every corner, frosted cookies at the office, eggnog at your neighbor’s, and jelly doughnuts for Thanksgiving. All these extras add up, and if you’re like most Americans, you’ll put on a pound or two by New Year’s Day.

So what’s the harm in a little holiday weight gain, especially if it’s just a pound? According to researchers at the National Institutes of Health, most Americans never lose the weight they gain during the fall/winter holidays. The pounds add up year after year, making holiday weight gain an important factor in adult obesity.

32,000 fatty calories may sound insurmountable. Before you panic at the thought of shedding five digits of caloric fat, first know that post-holiday weight loss is easier to achieve today than ever before.

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Holiday Weight Gain