The fact that participants had the scale, which values at around $150, suggests that the sample is a specific population with the means and desire to track and control their weight. But Professor Wansink argues that this just further proves his point. He contends that this is a population less likely to put on excess weight. "Even among this diligent, almost-ideal population, there’s no escaping this almost inevitable holiday weight gain," he says.
So, congratulations. This is as good as things are going to get. Get ready for a marathon of candy, turkey, stuffing, latkes, eggnog, fruit cake and terribly frustrating political discussions with strange relatives. Oh, and beer.