The American press, in particular, likes to frighten us with the monster of ‘Winter Weight Gain’. In the run up to Thanksgiving, right through to New Year’s Day, many people will be given the message they are going to put on a lot of weight - up to 7 pounds or 2.5 kilos. Scary!
So with that myth right up in our faces, dealing with ‘celebration’ foods and changes in routine over the holiday period can be tough. Here we are, trying to be happy, thankful and fun to be around and yet this big black cloud hangs over us - we’re going to gain weight and we’re going to hate ourselves for it.