That’s the average weight gain for an individual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
That’s pretty good news I guess. It’s not the seven to ten pounds that I always thought it was during the holidays.
However, there’s bad news.
You knew there was bad news, didn’t you?
According to a report in The New England Journal of Medicine, most people don’t ever lose the pound of weight that they put on during the holidays.
Since the average weight gain during adulthood is about one to two pounds a year, that means much of midlife weight gain can be explained by holiday eating.
I was well on my way to that one-two pound holiday gain last week, but I dug in and got back on track.
I figure there will be plenty of holiday treats and temptations to work through in the weeks to come, but I’m gonna keep working, keep pushing, keep going.
Who wants to be average anyway?
THE WEEKLY PHYSIQUELY
Last weigh-in: 238.0 lbs.