We already suspected that most Americans gain weight around the November and December holiday season.

Now, an analysis of smart scale data shows that s true—and that right now, you re probably at your lowest weight of the year.

The weight we gain around the holidays does come off, but not right away.

January diets take care of about half of it, and the rest requires most of a year to even out.

The researchers used data from Withings wireless scales and subtracted out any across-the-board gains or losses to find where weight varies during a year.

Japanese people gained weight during the Golden Week holiday, and Germans gained around Easter as well as Christmas.

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