Winter weigh-in: Houston gets fatter, but not as fat as Dallas
Catch yourself clinging to a hot kolache morning after morning the past few months? You're not alone among Houstonians, whose hometown "won" the rank of No. 16 among a Daily Beast list of which cities gained the most weight since Thanksgiving.
Scoring number one on that list is Final Four Cinderella city Richmond, Virginia, where 54.5 percent of the people gained on average 10 pounds. Coming in at second and third are landlocked lubbers Indianapolis and Oklahoma City.
A few Sunbelt stalwarts also found their way onto the list, including Miami (No. 5) and Big D (No. 8). While Dallasites failed to feel the burn, in Houston, only 41.9 percent of residents gained weight, packing on an average 9.2 pounds.
The Beast got their data from partner DailyBurn, an online nutritional tracking and fitness planning company, which compiled data from its over one million users. The service provided the percentage of residents that packed on pounds, and the mean number of pounds gained for the United States' largest 50 cities between Thanksgiving and the beginning of February.