Report shows 42% of adults U.S. say they’ve gained undesired weight during pandemic

People have reported gaining 29 pounds on average during the pandemic
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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Many people have felt isolated during the pandemic, but many have gained something as well.

People have reported gaining 29 pounds on average during the pandemic.

This is according to the American Psychological Association.

About 42% of adults in the United States have reported undesired weight gain.

The gains come from increased stress and bad eating habits caused by the pandemic.

Figuring out and fixing a weight problem may not be fun, but it can be helpful for your future health.

“It’s really helpful, not very exciting, but helpful, to track what you’re eating for about a week. And really put down everything that you’re doing, whether it’s like four ounces of juice or a handful of crackers. And you can kind of see where those extra calories are coming from,” said Sarah Gossett, a Nurse Practitioner with Mayo Clinic Health System.

Experts say weight gain like this is common in stressful situations.