Did you know the average American may gain 6 pounds during the Holiday season? Not only is a 6-pound in 6-weeks Holiday weight gain unhealthy, but it can sabotage all your hard work during the Autumn and summer months.
Why do we put on weight? There are several reasons. Here’s the truth about Holiday weight gain and how you can avoid it with Dr. Colbert’s 21 Day Detox and Fast.
Study Shows Average of 6-Pound Holiday Weight Gain
A study survey conducted in 2018 of over 2000 respondents found that (1):
- 45% planned on not trying to eat healthy during the Holiday season
- 44% plan on eating multiple Holiday dinners in one day
- 33% were okay with eating so much on Holidays they feel sick
- 40% typical require looser clothes after a Holiday meal
- 54% don’t plan on exercising at all through the
- Only an estimated 12% will get through the end of the year without adding pounds
- 33% have already decided on their New Year’s Resolutions; these include exercise, eating healthy, self-care, saving money, and learning a new skill
Unfortunately, the data tells a dismal story. If this sounds like a recipe for disaster to you, you’re right.
The Truth About Holiday Weight Gain
Holiday weight gain typically occurs because many adults see the last 6 weeks of the year as a great excuse to overeat, slack off on exercise, and become more sedentary in general.
It’s 6 weeks of letting go of healthy habits that causes the weight gain, and not a couple extravagant meals.
Instead of finishing the year strong, many people are ready to cozy up and quit during December. They might order donuts or eat cinnamon rolls for breakfast on an ordinary day. Snacks may become Christmas cookies rather than a healthy choice. They often plan to undo any weight gain once they set their resolutions for the New Year.
New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Undo Holiday Weight Gain
The problem? There is a mountain of evidence that shows New Years’ Resolutions don’t work. Most people completely abandon them before January is over, often just after one week (2).
The mentality of feast now and resolve later, for 6 weeks, leaves many adults in a cycle of perpetual weight gain, year after year at worst. Or at best, a cycle of gaining and losing the same pounds over and over again.
Stop the Cycle with Detox
This Holiday season, you can stop the cycle. Many years, by the time we get to December, we feel tired, lethargic, and unmotivated. Dr. Colbert’s 21 Day Detox and Fast can help you:
- Feel energized, vibrant, and youthful rather than feeling like you want to quit
- Avoid eating toxic, fat-building foods throughout the season
- Omit starchy, belly-fat-adding refined carbohydrates and sugars
- Forego processed foods that induce inflammatory reactions
- Rid your body of the toxins and harmful substances that build up throughout the year
- Omit foods that drag down your energy and cause glucose peaks and valleys
More Tips to Avoid a 6-Pound Holiday Weight Gain
Again, while most people focus on the foods eaten on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, or another Holiday, these are not the main culprit for Holiday weight gain. The issue is the entirety of the season of overeating and being sedentary. To stay strong, lean, and on track this year, try these tips.
- Join Dr. Colbert’s 21 Day Detox and Fast. While it may seem hard to join in at the end of the year, this is one of the best times! Following a program will help you stay on track and give you the extra boost you need to do so.
- Focus on healthy eating for the 6-weeks season, and allow yourself some grace on the actual Holiday days.
- On the Holidays, enjoy all the different foods you’d like. It’s a celebration after all. But, there’s no need to stuff yourself. This only leaves you feeling unhealthy and lethargic. Instead, take reasonable portions and enjoy every bite.
- If you’re gathering with others, bring a dish that’s both healthy and delicious. Make sure you have options available in which you feel good.
- During Holiday feasts, eat slowly. Put your fork down between bites, take a drink of water or tea, and really enjoy the meal. Not only is eating slowly much better for your digestion, it will also help you avoid grossly overeating.
Even if the average American will gain 6 pounds this Holiday Season, you certainly don’t have to! Stay on track this year with Dr. Colbert’s 21 Day Detox and Fast, and finish it stronger than ever.