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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:11 PM

Has your weight changed during the pandemic? 61% of Americans are up or down -- avg of 29 lbs gained

Yikes! Average weight gain of 29 pounds during the Covid era. Those who have lost weight are down on average of 26 pounds.


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – A year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, more than half of U.S. adults report undesired weight change.

The American Psychological Association (APA) reports 61% of adults have experienced weight loss or weight gain, unintentionally, over the last year.

Conway Medical Center’s Bariatric Specialist, Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid, says when you add staying home plus mental disturbance, the outcome is obesity.

“Most of my patients have either been not losing weight or have been gaining weight. And every time I speak with them, they say, ‘doctor listen, I’ve been home, and all I do is eat,’” Dr. Nuwayhid said.

https://www.wbtw.com/health/apa-60-of-americans-report-undesired-weight-change-during-pandemic/

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Reply Has your weight changed during the pandemic? 61% of Americans are up or down -- avg of 29 lbs gained (Original post)
True Dough Mar 2021 OP
Tree Lady Mar 2021 #1
jpak Mar 2021 #2
Freddie Mar 2021 #3
frazzled Mar 2021 #4
hunter Mar 2021 #5
MuseRider Mar 2021 #6
PJMcK Mar 2021 #7
rsdsharp Mar 2021 #8
True Dough Mar 2021 #9
rsdsharp Mar 2021 #10

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:14 PM

1. Gained 15 lost 5 so far

It was a lot more fun baking and drinking when gaining 😁

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:15 PM

2. Lost 50 pounds

Skin and bones

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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:17 PM

3. Lost, then gained back, about 13 lbs

Story of my life

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:22 PM

4. This sounds kind of crazy

I can see people gaining or losing some weight for various reasons. But those are huge swings. Almost half of millennials report an average gain of 41 pounds in one year? You’d really have to be working hard to eat that much differently than your normal diet.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:30 PM

5. Anxiety eating is a new experience for me.

For sixty years of my life I was much less likely to eat whenever I was anxious.

I'd lose weight when I was anxious.

My wife and I haven't enjoyed a movie-or-show-or-concert-and-dinner date night for more than a year now.

Junk food and Netflix is an inadequate substitute.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:32 PM

6. I lost 30 pounds.

I have a GI condition that allows me little choice in what to eat, check FODMAP diet.

I have learned over the last year that I can make a lot of things for myself just by testing and by doing so I have no more pain, I don't need my meds multiple times a day and I have not spent one single hour rolling around in pain or....well all the other stuff that goes along with GI issues.

By learning what to eat I ate less because it was heavier food than strained apple juice. I ate less and was never ever hungry. Now I eat because I need to.

That 30 pounds was gained because of my diet and my health is better and I lost it because I made up my own. Add the stress of all of this the weight has been stable now for at least 4 months.

YAY!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:50 PM

7. I weigh the same

We haven't changed our eating habits and try to make most of our meals healthy, tasty and varied. We don't eat a lot of fats or any junk food and we don't binge eat out of anxiety or even the proximity of the refrigerator.

Actually, I've weighed pretty much the same since the early 1980s. I'm one of the lucky ones in that regard!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:37 PM

8. I lost 53 pounds. I've since gained some of it back,

but I wouldn’t recommend the weight loss methods. Two serious infections, five surgeries and nearly six weeks in the hospital will not replace Weight Watchers.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:14 PM

9. Oh no. But at least you're still with us, rsdsharp

May better days lie ahead!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:21 PM

10. Thank you very much! I will admit it was disconcerting when the surgeon told me

that when he began practice 33 years ago my problem was almost invariably fatal. Timing is everything!

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