By Dr. William S. Yancy, Jr., MD, - Program Director
On average, Americans put on nearly 2 pounds a year, with approximately 75% of this occurring around the winter holidays. This translates into about 17 pounds of holiday weight gain over ten years and 35 pounds over 20 years. And the amount of weight gain is greater for people who have a weight problem to begin with. For many people, this means that preparing carefully for the 6 weeks of winter holidays has high potential for keeping weight off.
Here are some tips: