Is holiday weight gain inevitable?

- What you weigh right now will most likely be the least you'll weigh all year, according to a Cornell university professor's study. Good right? Not so fast. It also shows that you'll most likely gain weight, and soon.

As we approach the holiday season you may notice that number on the scale increasing.

The study shows anything that happens in the next 10 weeks will on average take about five months to come off. The research analyzed data from thousands of participants who used wireless scales to track their weight for one year. Something that stood out? For many of the participants, waistlines grew in the 10 or so days leading up to holidays.

Registered dietician and nutritionist Shari Boockvar spoke to us about why and offered some tips to control the holiday pounds.

Another tip to control the scale? Step on a scale more frequently during the holidays. Participants who weighed themselves four or more times a week gained less weight and dropped it all more quickly by the end of January than those who didn't. 

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