You’d have to do an Olympic training regimen to avoid a bit of Christmas during the holidays.
The abundance of food and drink is one of the best things about the Christmas party, and it usually comes with a few extra pounds.
A short period of indulgence isn’t a cause for concern, but if it lasts before the big day and well into January, you may want to shed the extra wood.
the Health survey for England It is estimated that 28.0 percent of adults are obese and another 36.2 percent are overweight in 2019, before the December extravaganza.
The results of a US study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed the shocking truth about weight loss after the festivities and when you can expect to get back to your pre-Christmas normalcy.
How long does it take to lose weight for Christmas?
Research by Cornell University Food and Brand Lab studied the weight patterns of 3,000 people around the world.
Amazingly, it turned out that it took the majority of people until June to lose their excess weight. It’s the middle of the new year.
Participants were asked to weigh themselves every day, but unbeknownst to them, the readings were sent straight from their home electronic scales to the lab for analysis to prevent fraud or false readings.
The results varied depending on the country they were in. For example, those who celebrated Easter had problems turning down some chocolate eggs on holidays.
For most people, their weight peaked about 10 days after December 25th and had only increased by 1.3 pounds. But many accumulated much more.
The results also showed that starting a diet in October was better than waiting until the New Year. The study co-author, Dr. Brian Wansink said:
“It is easier to avoid vacation pounds altogether than to lose them after they happen.”
But good luck with that that Person at the Christmas table who refuses another fried potato.