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Post-holiday food shopping keeps the merry going (and calories coming)
Post-holiday food shopping keeps the merry going (and calories coming)

Why, when the calendar turns to a new year and we proclaim our most virtuous intentions to eat right and lose some weight, do we so often fail? A new study finds that come January, our resolve to eat healthfully may run headlong into a runaway train of our own making: a holiday food-buying binge that doesn't end with the holidays but continues to pick up steam well into the new year. In January, American food shoppers returned to their supermarkets to buy large stocks of healthful  foods -- and purchases of that food boosted their weekly food bill more than ninefold over spending seen in the holiday period. But while they were there, shoppers picked up roughly the same quantities...

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