So much for New Year’s resolutions: People eat even more after the holidays

 In Australia, NewZealand
Every year after the holidays, people inevitably swear they’ll make amends for the extra calories they consumed in December by eating less when the new year comes. They’ll buy more broccoli, and fewer chips; serve themselves more salad, and skip more desserts. Talk of New Year’s weight resolutions begins well before the ball drops. And that talk is cheap.
It turns out that people actually eat the most right around the time they say they’re going to eat the least—and by a big margin. Americans buy roughly twice as many calories per serving in food in the first three months of the new year than during the holidays, according to a new study. And that’s saying something, because the holidays are already quite the gluttonous stretch.  The Washington Post – Read more…

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