You are not alone is you've gained weight during the pandemic. The average?

If you hate the scale these days you are not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, most Americans have had a weight change as a result of the pandemic.

Experts say that 42% of adults said they gained weight they didn't want and 18% said they lost more weight than intended and that the average amount of weight gained was 29 pounds.

The APA stated that the main reasons for weight gain/weight loss is from staying home combined with mental disturbance. The financial toll of the pandemic led people to buy cheaper snack items that tend to be higher in calories and sugar.