A research reveals that most of us could gain 6-7 pounds during the winter season. The reason being, cold and cozy environment persuading us to eat anything which keeps us warm and happy. Moreover, our lazy mood blames the weather’s detrimental influence over our fitness regime…. Ample of reasons prevail!

Losing weight in winter might appear as an Impossible Mission. But folks keep away the worry, keep away the flabs… Stuffing on pounds during winters is escapable.

Here are some ways to winterize your approach to weight loss:

Eating style-

Style up your food with minimum calories by trying on these:

  • Eat food with high water content such as fruit veggies (80 to 90% water), hot cereals (85 %) and soup (80-90 %)

  • Oranges, naartjies, kiwi, guavas, grapefruit and pawpaw are the fruits rich in protective nutrients which help to ward off winter colds and flu. These fruits are immune system boosters and low in kilojoules.

  • If you like cream or yogurt or cheese, use fat-free milk to make it. Drink skimmed milk and use it to make your coffee and tea.

  • Try artificial or non-nutritive sweetness instead of white sugar.

  • Get sluggish while eating baked, packed and fried food.

  • A renowned dietitian says: “A high-protein diet appears to fool the brain into thinking you’ve eaten more than you have.” So, take high protein diet.

Turn Active-

Exercising is the best arsenal against the winter weight gain. Cardio and strength exercises are the chief among other exercises to losing weight in winter. Wear enough clothes before going for an outdoor exercise. Extra weight burns more calories (Army provide 10 percent more calories for heavily clad troops who exercise in the cold.)

If exercising is not your cup of tea, enjoy the winters with nature. Pack yourself go out for a walk or a jog. Play with the kids around or call your friends to visit an outdoor location. Moving out of the house into the sun will refresh you and make you active. You can also dance on your favorite music for an hour inside the house if you don’t want to go outside.

Other tips:

  • Look for maintenance and not just weight loss.

  • Avoid eating thinking that it is your Last Super.

  • Be willing to say “No.”

  • If it’s very urgent to break the cord do it for the moment. Get back to it on the very next meal.

  • Drinking Alcohol: Calculate your calories and substitute it with your food.

  • Enjoy food but avoid overeating.

  • Give a thought before eating.

  • Avoid skipping meals

It is true that when temperature fall our weight does opposite. But remember not to lose hope, but to lose weight in winter apply these amazing tips. Moreover, have fun and stay happy, celebrate that an ultimate reason that you’re not eating high-calorie food.

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Shanon is an avid reader who loves learning about health and nutrition. Over the years she has enjoyed studying how food and exercise affect the body, and is on a mission to share this information with others. She also enjoys writing about finance and reviewing products online. She is the best contributor towards prenatal fitness programs, which includes: exercises, yoga, meditation at different ages and particularly at the time of pregnancy.