We Expect to Gain 5.5 Pounds by January 1st, and We’re Cool with That

If you’re asking for new pants for the holidays, maybe go one size up:  The average American expects to gain five-and-a-half pounds between now and January 1st.  So about a pound a week, and many of us are fine with it.

42% admit they use the holidays as an excuse to eat whatever they want.  And most people start right about now.  60% said they stop worrying about it by mid-November.  Here are five ways we go overboard around the holidays . . .

1.  Eating more than one dessert after a meal.  41% of us will do it.

2.  Eating the same meal more than once a day.  Like Thanksgiving leftovers for lunch AND dinner.  35% said yes.

3.  Eating more than three meals in a day, 35%.

4.  Bigger late-night snacks, 26%.

5.  Eating so much we feel sick, 17%.

It also found diets and exercise will be two of the top New Year’s resolutions again.  But 24% of us are still carrying around extra weight from the holidays LAST year.  So it might just be pie-in-the-sky.  (Mmm . . . pie.)