The average person gains one pound over the holidays. That may not sound like much, but if you ate like that all year long, you'd gain 12 pounds in a year—that's no small gain.
The combination of celebration, abundant food, and the stress of travel and spending time with family makes overeating seem nearly impossible to avoid. Dr. Oz says not to focus on losing waist during the holidays. Instead, work to build muscle and keep stable so that you can lose waist after the gifts have been unwrapped, the decorations are back in the attic, and your cousins are back at their houses.