Tuesday Can Be Fat, but Weekends Are More Fattening

By Ben Harder, 15:49 PM April 15, 2008

Unsuccessful weight watchers are well aware that the winter holiday season can bestow, besides gifts, a few extra pounds. But according to Barry M. Popkin of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, people seem to approach every weekend as a holiday: They eat and drink too much.

For the average adult in the United States, excessive eating and drinking on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays might translate into 5 or 6 pounds (about 2.5 kilograms) of weight gain over the course of a year, s...

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