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Enjoy Your Food As You Celebrate!

Each year beginning at the end of November through the middle of January millions of people worldwide celebrates. Celebration is defined as ‘the action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social, activity’. Celebrations in many cultures often center on food and drink. Typically these celebrations result in holiday weight gain. Nutrition experts have estimated that during this time there is an average weight gain of 5lbs. A prospective study of holiday weight gain concluded that the average holiday weight gain is closer to 1lb, which is less than previously estimated. Nonetheless it is clear that during these months when people celebrate more, they eat and drink more.