American workers fast և hitting the gym in a group, trying to lose weight when they return to the office.

Ess esi Wiegel’s jeans were barely buttoned, and the dress pants were out of bounds. But he did not consider his epidemic cookie a crisis until his 4-year-old child had to take it off his once-favorite shirt, which tied his hands like a sausage case.

“He’s really hanging on to my collar, trying to take off my shirt,” recalled Weigel, a 35-year-old chief computer engineer, at his home in Stubenville. “The only way to do that was to tear it from my hand.”

Americans who rest on a high-calorie snack are desperately trying to lose weight. Gym membership has been abolished, personal trainers have been fixed և Digital subscriptions to the WW, formerly known as the Weight Watchers, were up 16% in the last quarter from a year earlier.