MYTH: People gain 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s
Let’s just get the biggest legend out of the way first. Studies show that the average adult puts on around one pound over that time period. “The biggest misconception comes from the fact that people don’t remember what they weight before December,” Lauren Antonucci, Board Certified Sports Nutritionist and Director of Nutrition Energy, said. “People gain weight slowly throughout the year but they think they gained five pounds in a month.” The fear that may be true is not so bad, she adds, because it keeps you cautious about what you eat.