Have we given up on staying even somewhat healthy around the holidays?  Or are we just becoming more realistic with our estimates?

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An annual poll found the average person expects to gain eight pounds over the holidays this year.  That's up from seven pounds when the same survey was done a year ago, and six pounds in 2019.

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90% of people said they'll mostly just try to enjoy the holidays, and not worry too much about what they eat.  65% think they deserve to treat themselves this year.

The poll also looked at the top signs you've overindulged during the holidays:

  • 48% of people have eaten so much at once, they had to undo a button or loosen their belt
  • 39% have eaten until they felt sick
  • 39% have also deliberately worn stretchy pants to accommodate more food
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In general, people plan to just push their health goals to next year again, and use it as their New Year's resolution.

Our top health-related resolutions will be to exercise more and eat healthier.

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