A new study on holiday weight gain showed that just being MINDFUL of your weight can stop you from packing on the pounds.

According to the Daily Mail, one group in the study was asked to weigh themselves twice a week and given two lists.

The first list told them how much exercise it takes to burn off different holiday foods.  And the second list had ten tips for maintaining a healthy weight.

And by the end of the holidays, they'd actually LOST a little weight.  About a quarter of a pound, on average.  So, not much.  But they didn’t GAIN weight either.

Meanwhile, a separate "control" group WASN'T given the lists, and didn't weigh themselves.  And they gained an average of a POUND over the holidays.

So just weighing yourself regularly and being more aware of healthy choices might help you keep the weight off this month.