It is winter and traditionally we tend to put on weight this time of year. This goes back to evolution, we needed a little winter padding to stay warmer before there were things such as hand warmers and heat.
But today, we don’t want to gain weight in the winter. If we can prevent gaining those few extra pounds, in winter, we won't have to worry about losing them in the Spring. How can we keep the weight off this winter?
Decadent comfort foods are delicious and soothing in the winter, but don’t overdo it. Generally they are packed with calories.
If you have a dog, you know, it is actually never too cold to go for a walk. Get outside, shovel instead of using a snow blower if possible. We live in the Northeast, embrace the cold and buy some snow shoes.
If cold is just not your style, take yoga classes, run on a treadmill, swim in an indoor pool or weight train at a gym. Figure out a way to break a sweat, your mood will improve too. Be sure to exercise at least three times a week to burn calories and prevent illness.
Are fresh vegetable too expensive because they are not in season? Eating frozen vegetables is good for you too. All the fiber will make you feel less hungry.
Don’t wear baggy clothes. There are two problems with this. The first: you forget about the body under that big sweatshirt, and second: baggy, cozy clothes promote sitting around and vegging on the couch. Put on clothes that fit.
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