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winter weight

  1. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    Most people gain some weight in the colder winter climates but I have already gained it...and it's not winter yet!
    anyone else stuck in the house in frigid temps eating ?

    1. okmom23 profile image78
      okmom23posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Stacie L- I wish there was a majic solution I could suggest!  This year I set my weight goal and reached it in October. There was no way I was going to let myself gain it back once the weather changed. Eating smaller portions at meals, drinking six to eight glasses of water daily, staying away from too much sugar, and doing yoga has worked for me. A "Buddy System" online has been helpful when I become bored and think I am hungry. Redirecting myself to one of my hobbies also helps. The best advice I got was to keep track of my daily intake of calories and fat grams.
      I wish you the best!

      1. Stacie L profile image91
        Stacie Lposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I'm glad you seem to have more will power...wink

    2. Princessa profile image83
      Princessaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I try to fill my fridge and cupboards with healthy non-fattening goodies. 

      During winter I do much less exercise (no cycling, no walking) and spend more time either at home or socializing -which means eating and drinking more than usual.  To try to control weight gain, I snack on low fat yogurts, oats (porridge and biscuits) I make my own hot chocolate with unsweetened chocolate, edulcorants and maizena to give texture. 

      For lunches I try to eat filling things, lots of vegetables (roasted or microwaved) and proteins.  I try as much as possible to keep away from white breads, rich cakes, pasta and processed foods. 

      Bref, I try to control what I eat at home so I can "splash out" when I am out with friends.

      1. Stacie L profile image91
        Stacie Lposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        doesn't anyone in the northern hemisphere deal with the decreased effects of less sunshine ann colder weather referred in the SAD ?
        seasonal affective disorder?
        i crave carbs and sugars alot more...I know fruits and veggies are good but cant stand the thought of eating a cold lettuce leaf when its so cold out smile

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  4. rotl profile image60
    rotlposted 6 years ago

    Gosh, who doesn't gain weight during the holiday season! Everyone I know, myself included, has gained a bunch of weight.That's what New Year's resolutions are for, right?  smile

  5. fit2day profile image80
    fit2dayposted 6 years ago

    The winter has been brutal, I was getting up at 6 in the morning to run during the summer and most of the fall, but since it's gotten cold, I've been out of my element

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    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    I've got two floats around my stomach that are embarassing!!! Girl, I've been eating nonstop and I'm in South Florida... 78degrees! So, it's not the cold weather... I think it's the Holidays!!! I'm starting the gym today! hmm