I can't tell you how many times I see misinformation about the holidays and weight gain. Some blogs out there say the average American can gain anywhere from five to seven pounds during the holiday season (Thanksgiving - New Years).
Well.... I have some good news for those of you who freak out a little during the holidays.
Research has shown over the years that this so-called "holiday bulge" is much smaller than what has been touted by fitness blogs or even gyms.
Are you ready for the average amount of weight gained during the holiday?
Just under ONE pound (1). Not such a big number after all, eh?
This may be good news for everyone out there who loves the holidays and all the festivities which come along. This does not mean, however, that we should over indulge.
Even though the weight gained throughout the holiday season, on average, is not as high as we once thought, we still need to be mindful.
If we are not careful, the weight we gain from the holiday season can carry over. If we don't lose the weight over spring and summer, we risk adding on more weight.
But I have a solution for that. Come train with me on January 15th! My workouts are designed to burn body fat and get you toned. We will absolutely get rid of any unwanted weight that may have been gained during the holidays.
So enough of that. Enjoy your holiday! Just remember to be mindful when you are making your plate =)
1. Yanovski, Jack A. et al. "A Prospective Study Of Holiday Weight Gain". New England Journal of Medicine 342.12 (2000): 861-867. Web. 21 Dec. 2015.