Does Holiday Weight Gain Have You Feeling Down?

Does Holiday Weight Gain Have You Feeling Down?

Most of us gain weight over the holidays. You may be experiencing symptoms such as bloating, digestive upset, brain fog, disrupted sleep, increased joint pain, fatigue and food cravings. A recent study has shown that the average American gains about a pound over the holidays, but that pound never comes off. This weight gain accumulates from year to year, contributing to the obesity epidemic. Weight gain appears to be more significant in overweight individuals who typically experience about 5 pounds of weight gain over the holidaysAnother study demonstrated that although body weight did not dramatically change over the holidays, the body composition did change and not for the better. In this study the percent of body fat increased, likely due to increased alcohol and sugar.

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