Ah, the holidays. A time for family, a time for giving, and a time for eating way more than you should.

On average, Americans are expecting to pack on five-and-a-half pounds between now and the New Year. In fact, nearly 60 percent of people say they’ve largely stopped worrying about eating super-healthy already.

Ways that we’ll over-indulge during the holidays include:

  • Eating more than one dessert after a meal (41%)
  • Eating the same meal twice in a day (Thanksgiving leftovers for lunch and dinner)(35%)
  • Eating three meals or more in a day (35%)
  • Late night snacks. Sooooo many late night snacks (26%)
  • Eating until we feel sick (17%)

“Many people overeat during holiday family and friend gatherings, but by consuming some protein rich snacks before the party, you won’t feel as hungry and therefore reduce the chances of overeating,” Dr. Kent Bradley, Chief Health and Nutrition Officer at Herbalife Nutrition, who commissioned the study, said. “As our enjoyment of food is often in the first bite, it’s best to enjoy the taste with just a small bite and avoid the discomfort of overeating this holiday. Also, if you are cooking the meal, keen meal planning with this idea of smaller taste size portions can help reduce food waste.”

Naturally, all this holiday indulgence will lead to most of us adopting a “New Year, New Me” mantra come Jan. 2, 2023.