’Tis the season when we’ll see countless articles about holiday weight gain. It’s commonly believed that Americans gain, on average, 5-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years. It turns out that the average gain is closer to one pound — but that, according to a study, is a pound you never lose. But say you’re someone who does gain a few pounds this time of year. Is it really because you eat turkey, mashed potatoes, fruitcake, and eggnog non-stop from late November to January 1st? OK, so maybe you do. But is something else going on, too?
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