A Guilt-Free Christmas! (2 Days left)

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You want to have a guilt free Christmas! So do I, but so many people gain weight by not being active and then feel convicted during their vacation. NOBODY wants to feel guilty during Christmas! For the 16 days leading up to Christmas Eve, join me and others and post your healthy habit in the Facebook Group and we’ll help each other stay committed! This Challenge begins in just three days (on Saturday). I don't know about you, but I want to take a bite of that ham on Christmas feeling guilt free.

I was wondering if holiday weight was an issue that only I dealt with, so I decided to do some research. This is what I found! Cornell University kept tabs on nearly 3,000 people and weight fluctuation in a given year. They would do daily weigh-ins to make sure they had correct data…

In the United States, the researchers found that the participants’ weight began to rise throughout October and November, and peaked 10 days after Christmas. The change wasn’t large, but it was significant: On average, people’s weight increased about 1.3 pounds during the Christmas-New Year’s season. About half of that weight came off quickly after the holiday season ended, but the other half wasn’t lost until about five months later, after Easter.
— Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab

1.3 pounds does not seem like a lot, but when it takes about five months to lose, it can seem like a lot! I hope you will join me and many other people in creating a health habit and sticking to it starting this Saturday until Christmas Eve.

Jake VaydaComment