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20 Reasons We Tend to Gain More Weight in the Winter

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Tiffany Gagnon of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 21: Seasonal weight gain varies from person to person, but certain phenomena during the holiday season tend to tip the scales in a less desirable direction for most. Surveys show people tend to gain five to seven pounds on average during the winter months, according to Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center as reported by WebMD. Yikes! Don’t let worrying about winter weight dampen your holiday fun, though. By being aware of the factors that may put you at risk, you can improve your chances of coming out of the holidays with less guilt and frustration than usual. Here’s why we usually gain more weight in the winter—and what you can do about it. And for more advice in enjoying yourself without packing on the pounds, check out these 21 Eating Habits That Help You Shed Weight—Without Depriving Yourself.

20 Reasons We Tend to Gain More Weight in the Winter

Seasonal weight gain varies from person to person, but certain phenomena during the holiday season tend to tip the scales in a less desirable direction for most. Surveys show people tend to gain five to seven pounds on average during the winter months, according to Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center as reported by WebMD. Yikes!

Don’t let worrying about winter weight dampen your holiday fun, though. By being aware of the factors that may put you at risk, you can improve your chances of coming out of the holidays with less guilt and frustration than usual. Here’s why we usually gain more weight in the winter—and what you can do about it.

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