Study: Holiday Weight Gain New England Jour Medicine – RECOMMENDS TIMING!


meme on diet what i do

RESULTS:  “In contrast to the common perception that weight increases during the winter holiday season, the measured weight of the vast majority of subjects in this study changed little between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day….Unfortunately, we also found the increase during the holiday season were largely maintained during the postholiday winter period from January to February or March, resulting in a net average weight gain of 0.48 kg (1.06 lbs)… suggesting that the period contributing most to yearly weight change is the six-week holiday period.”

BURIED DEEP IN THE RESULTS:  “We also found that those who had a major holiday weight gain, defined as a gain of at least 2.3 kg (5lbs), were more likely to be overweight or obese than those who did not have such a major gain. Taken together, these results suggest that the winter holiday season may present special risks for those who are already overweight or obese and that such persons may benefit from seasonal efforts to prevent weight gain.35,39,40

EET COMMENTS:  #8 It’s Not What You Eat It’s WHEN You Eat It! (especially – Calendar Timing-see example below)

#20 Where do you want to be in 5 years?


calendar timing 25 lbs


Read The Study:  A Prospective Study of Holiday Weight Gain NEMJ March 2000



Be sure to check out EET’s Holiday Survival Guide Episode featuring my “special guests” – LOTS of amazing food and specific ideas on how to make sure you enjoy it! 🙂


Learn more about other keys to The EET Timing Diet, for FREE!

  Go to to download our FREE EET Timing Diet Personal Training Guide and learn how to love your diet– no registration, no obligation of any kind, we just want everyone to know how Timing is different!

EET personal training guide cover

EET also strongly recommends you read our previous two blog posts before diving in to The Guide, to get the best possible introduction to The EET Timing Diet:

A Wildly Successful 7 Year Weight Loss and Fitness Plan – Can YOU Do EET Timing?

Proof You’re ONE THOUGHT Away From Reaching Your Weight Loss And Fitness Goals

You can learn EET much more quickly by joining the discussion at  The EET Community today!   We’ve covered many helpful EET topics (go HERE to check out the discussions already in progress!):

Please read the Community Guidelines on the post in the community to help our discussion be really helpful to all!

  Questions?  Contact us at     Click here if you want to sign up for EET.

(Check out several Guidelines along with the list of EET’s Guidelines for FREE in the Look Inside Section of EET’s Book HERE):


disclaimer oct 2012


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s