Over thousands of years your body has learned to handle food differently during cold and warm temperatures.
Winter time is specially difficult for people on calorie restricted diets as our bodies tend to burn even fewer calories during winter season.
The Top Five Diet Tips for Winter
Eat more water based foods, this will not only help you feel warm, full and comfortable but also allows you to cut down even more (on your calorie consumption)
Examples would be Cabbage and other soups, broths, adding pumpkin or squash to stews. Switch drinking cold water, with drinking tea or, add a slice of lemon to hot water.
Go to bed an hour or two earlier and sleep in! Good, quality sleep is extremely important to weight loss.
Take a Vitamin D supplement. During winter your skin may be less exposed to natural sunlight. This reduces the amount of Vitamin D in your body and taking a Vitamin D supplement enhances the ability of your body to regulate energy intake and energy expenditure levels as well as calcium and other nutrient balances in your body.
Avoid fat free products (fat free generally means more sugar and higher calories) If you do not buy Chips, Chocolates and snacks, you will not easily be able to snack late at night. Reduce sugar, baked goods (pies, cakes, pastries and other high calorie baked goods) Always check food labels for calories and other information.
Take a walk, Spring clean your home in the middle of the winter, Try something new, yoga, spin or pilates.
- Make meals a social event, both the preparation as well as the actual eating.
- Take time to enjoy meals, use more spices and less salt.
- Experiment with different flavors and cooking techniques.
- Have a full glass of water at least 30 minutes before any meal.
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