Real holiday weight gain is far less than 10 pounds

December 19, 2014 4:50 PM

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Real holiday weight gain is far less than 10 pounds

Plan to enjoy a few extra helpings of mashed potatoes, gravy, and gingerbread men over the coming weeks—but worried about all those pounds you're bound to pack on? Cut yourself some slack, suggests Travis Saunders on the PLOS blog.

He points out that while people regularly parrot the line that we gain 5 to 10 pounds over the holidays, research has shown that just isn't true.

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