Here's How Much Weight The Average American Packed On During Quarantine

There’s no doubt the coronavirus quarantine was stressful, and for a lot of people that meant a lot of stress eating, which resulted in them putting on extra pounds. That's where the COVID-19 lbs joke started. Well, turns out that was pretty close.

A new survey finds:

  • 76% of those polled say they gained up to 16 pounds during quarantine.
  • 74% of people say that when their daily routine was thrown off it caused them stress.
  • 76% of people say that increased stress resulted in them snacking more.
  • 60% admit their diets were thrown off during self-isolation.
  • 69% said they started snacking more out of a lack of anything to do.
  • 65% have been mostly eating comfort foods during isolation. 

But folks aren’t ready to give up and accept the added weight.

  • 63% of respondents say they are focused on getting in shape post-quarantine.
  • 64% are feeling a bigger desire to eat healthier.
  • 63% are prioritizing improving their diet.
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