Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Fans wait in line to enter the stadium prior to the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Poll says 25% of football fans gained weight during the season


If you feel like you’ve put on a couple extra pounds this past football season, just know you’re not alone.

According to an online poll conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Nutrisystem, 25 percent of football fans reported gaining weight this past season. The average weight gained was 10 pounds, and 16 percent of responders admitted they packed on 20 or more pounds.

The results are especially troubling when considered in conjunction with a study from last year that said fans of losing teams are more likely to consume unhealthy foods than fans of winning teams.

While these numbers may be “upsetting” or “discomforting” or “reflective of the decline of Western Civilization,” they certainly aren’t surprising. I’m no scientist — I even had to look up how to spell “scientist” — but I’m pretty sure you aren’t allowed to watch football without chowing down on some potato chips, bratwursts, hamburgers, egg salad, those tiny sausages with toothpicks in ‘em, jerky (pick the meat), and washing it all down with a nice cold (case of) beer. Like, it’s in the NFL Commandments and everything.

 

[Source: MarketWatch]

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  • Justin Stockett

    I’m pretty sure 25% of America gained weight from August through January, it’s not that weird for people to gain weight over the winter months and holidays.