When the turkey, pumpkin pie and leftovers are consumed all Thanksgiving weekend, a lot of people get off-track with their diet. Which is understandable. It's that time of the year for parties and feeling festive.
There is some good news in this time of the year though... the average person doesn’t put on as many pounds as you might think during the holidays. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the average American only gains around one pound during the six week-stretch between Turkey Day and New Year’s. And the research shows that the bulk of it happens in the 10 days after Christmas.
Now one pound might not sound too bad, like it’s totally worth it to be able to eat all of your favorite holiday treats, but there’s a major downside. The study points out that most of us are unlikely to lose the extra weight after the holidays, and over time, those pounds add up.