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Raise your hand if the Covid-19 stay at home order caused you to make different dietary choices than you previously would have (I’m raising my hand).

Likely, your exercise program took a seat on the back burner as well. Personally, I didn’t gain weight but I gained a whole 2 inches around my waist which means my body fat was redistributed to the most unhealthy place to hold it. Have you put on a few extra pounds over quarantine? If you answered yes, you are not alone.

weight gain over quarantine

A new WebMD poll finds that many people have said they gained weight during the stay-at-home orders.

“Among the 1,012 WebMD readers questioned, about 47% of women said they gained weight “due to COVID restrictions.” About 22% of men said they gained weight.”

People reported an average weight gain of about 8 pounds. Results were as follows:

  • 15% said they gained 1-3 pounds.
  • 34% said they gained 4-6 pounds.
  • 26% said they gained 7-9 pounds.
  • 21% said they gained 10-20 pounds.
  • 4% said they gained 21 pounds or more.

Why have so many of us gained weight?

  • About 72% of poll-takers reported a lack of exercise
  • About 70% said they’ve been stress-eating
  • 59% said both a lack of exercise and stress eating was a problem
  • About 42% reported they have fallen off their diet

To view the original article, visit: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/930758

Weight control is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. With things starting to feel a bit more normal, it’s important to get back into a routine that includes regular exercise and good dietary choices. Additionally, a regular exercise routine and proper nutrition help reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and more.

If you would like help achieving safe/healthy weight loss, give our office a call. Our new clinician, Dana, has a special talent for working with people who want to shed unwanted pounds.

Call 610-642-6055 or email info@integrateddiabetes.com to schedule

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