A new study of 2,000 Americans into their holiday eating and willpower found that 75% of Americans experience “cravings guilt” over the holidays after giving into their favorite foods. 58% of those studied say cravings guilt actually dampens their holiday spirit. According to the study, 87% of Americans say they experience more food cravings over the holidays than any other time of year, and another 46% say their willpower to resist those cravings is lower, as well.
Cookies were listed as the biggest holiday temptation (44%), followed very closely by pumpkin pie (41%). Savory foods had their place on this list too, with mashed potatoes coming in third place (39%), and turkey (36%) following close behind. Most respondents (64%) wish there were healthier options at holiday parties.
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