FDN’s Jamie Cooper in Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 28th, 2016 Contact: Jamie Cooper  |  706-542-4903  | More about Jamie

Vacation souvenirs, from T-shirts to snow globes, that prove you’ve “been there” are lots of fun to collect over the years. Unfortunately for many adults, picking up a few extra pounds on vacation is an unwanted souvenir of good times, too.

According to a University of Georgia study, the small but steady creep of weight gain most adults experience over the years often sneaks in while we’re on vacation. The study found that a one- to three-week vacation is linked to an average of nearly a 1-pound weight gain.

“If you’re only gaining a pound or two a year, and you gained three-quarters of that on a one- to three-week vacation, that’s a pretty substantial weight gain during a short period of time,” said Jamie Cooper, an associate professor of nutrition in UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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