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You are what you eat BUT it takes longer than a day!

Recent research by Cornell University published a week ago in the New England Journal of Medicine proves that holiday weight gain does happen and most of it is from October to about ten days after Christmas.  The study analyzed 3,000 individuals over a years time focusing on daily weights that were collected and analyzed by a wireless Withings Scale.

Although the average weight gain from October to November was only 1.3 pounds this may prove that holiday weight gain is not a myth. Of interest, the study also showed that fifty percent lost the weight shortly after the holiday season while it took the other fifty percent about five months to lose the excess weight, shortly after Easter.

Author Dr. Wansink advises “Instead of a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, have an October resolution not to gain too much weight in the first place. Then you won’t have to worry about five months of struggling."

At Kindred Nutrition we tend to agree with Dr. Wansink's advice.  Our society is so wrapped up in a restart and starting the newest fad every January.  It may make more sense to focus on your self care in the fall and winter.

Most insurances cover counseling with a dietitian and if they don't most will reimburse a portion for out of network services.  This investment can save thousands of dollars on supplements, shakes, gym memberships, and more when in panic mode at the start of the new year.

Join our Kindred community as we stop putting holidays in a "bad" category and we focus on making habits to maintain weight, stay on plan, work the holiday in our plan, or decrease the stress around the holidays. 

Are you looking for help with re-framing this idea? Schedule now! We can't wait to work with you.

Be well,

Amy 


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