Now we find ourselves in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas - a time notorious for overeating and indulging. Most of us allow ourselves a few treats here and there, and we've all probably heard the statistics about how much weight is gained during this time period between the two holidays. Some estimates put the amount of weight gained as high as five or six pounds and other sources are more modest at one to two pounds gained in the four-week period. Whether it is one pound or six pounds gained, another interesting statistic shows that usually the weight that is gained during this time period is not lost again. When you consider that this holiday period comes around once per year, it isn't hard to see how those pounds just slowly creep on.