It’s been a year since the world pretty much changed overnight due to the pandemic and according to the American Psychological Association, most Americans have had a weight change as a result of the pandemic.
Experts say that 42% of adults said they gained weight they didn’t want and 18% said they lost more weight than intended and that the average amount of weight gained was 29 pounds.
Struggling with pandemic weight changes? You're not alone — The American Psychological Association reports 61% of adults have experienced unintentional weight loss or weight gain over the last year. https://t.co/xToEDWmgMT
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) March 22, 2021
The APA stated that the main reasons for weight gain/weight loss are from staying home combined with mental disturbance. The financial toll of the pandemic led people to buy cheaper snack items that tend to be higher in calories and sugar.
Have you gained or lost weight during the pandemic?