Pass the seconds, please: Poll shows 61% are planning to over-indulge this holiday season


(LOS ANGELES) — We’re not judging if you opt for that second slice of pumpkin pie this year — it’s 2020. And while your pants might feel tight, at least you don’t have to feel alone: a survey commissioned by Herbalife Nutrition showed 56% are putting off eating healthy until next year. 

The non-scientific survey of 2,000 Americans showed that this year’s percentage marked a 15% jump over the number of people who said they were delaying their fitness goals until the new year. In fact, the average respondent expects to gain seven pounds over the course of the holidays, and the stress of this year is getting the blame. 

Sixty-one percent of Americans said they were going to indulge this year because of everything that was 2020. By comparison, fewer than half of those who responded to a separate global poll of 4,000 people worldwide felt they needed to reward themselves because of COVID-19 et al.  But in our defense, we did have an election.

Fifty-three percent of the Americans polled said they would be making poor, but yummy, eating choices just to make themselves feel better about this COVID-changed holiday season, which is seeing families cancel get-togethers and the like.

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