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Published on: 25 Apr 2017 by denisemiller
Many people are struggling with weight problems, and it is a bit harder during winter when you have to worry about keeping warm, and lack of food can make it more difficult to maintain your body temperature. A lot of people simply give up on their diets and exercise programs because of the weather changes, and this throws all the progress down the drain. Yes, the harsh requires some modifications, but that does not mean you have to give up on your goal of losing weight because it is winter.
During the winter season, it is critical to keep in mind that if you don’t eat enough, you will feel cold so, it is not smart to eat less than your body needs even if you want to lose weight. To do so, look for the foods you can find in your proximity and which are found in this period including dense root vegetables, hearty winter greens, use a lot of spices and herbs like cinnamon, ginger, curry, because these spices will not only give the food a better taste, but they also boost the metabolism. Oatmeal is a fantastic choice no matter what season it is but, it is especially great for winter because it makes you feel full because of the high fiber content and it does miracles when it comes to losing weight, lowering cholesterol and it can have positive results in reducing waist size.
The type of fats you ingest is critical. The recommended fats are monosaturated, polyunsaturated fats and you should avoid trans-fat and hydrogenated fats mainly found in processed foods. These healthy fats can be found in olives, olive oil, salmon, flax seeds, walnuts, coconut oil, anchovies or avocados. These types of fats are good during the winter season because they help your body absorb vitamins better like vitamin E, An or D good for the nervous system, your mood can be improved, and they prevent weight loss and have positive effects on cholesterol. Soups are also a good idea if you want to lose weight during winter but not every type of soup. Try making vegetable cream soups because they make a well-balanced meal food if you choose the soup wisely and soups also make you fuller more easily which is a plus and also it can warm you up after a long and cold day. Green tea is also a good choice for both weight loss because it increases your metabolisms and it also stimulates digestion.
When it comes to exercising there are a lot of options. Some people think that cold weather means that you should stop doing exercises outdoors but in fact, cold weather can help burn even more calories if you do your exercise routine outside. Exercising outside will help regulate body temperature, you breathe with more ease, and it can even improve your mood. If the cold weather is just not the one for you, you don’t have to skip exercises; you can only exercise for shorter periods of time and not quit. Exercises can be done outside, at the gym and even in the comfort of your home. In case you don’t want to give up on using you can only try other types of activities which are done indoors like martial arts, hot yoga or aerobics and who knows, you might even discover something you love. You can lose weight by tracking your activities by measuring your steps or the distance you walk daily and by setting daily goals you have the means and the motivation to exercise.
Other beneficial tips for the winter season and weight loss include making the best of the season and do winter sports like, skiing, skating or snowboarding. We all have the tendency to eat more during the holidays because we have free time spend with the family and this involves a lot of eating. The secret is to taste the food; you don’t necessarily have to eat a lot of everything because if you do, all the hard work done until then will be wasted. Another secret is to hydrate by drinking water or tea, only because there isn’t such a high risk of dehydration it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t drink water and this is explained by the fact that if you don’t drink enough water your body will retain water and this is gaining water weight.
To conclude, it might seem a bit harder to maintain your weight loss diet during winter, but all you have to do is adapt. Look for the fruits and vegetables more commonly found in stores in this period of time, keep on exercising even if it is cold outside or simply start doing indoors activities, take advantage of winter activities to exercise a little more, continue to hydrate and when you meet your family at dinners try to eat a little bit of everything. Winter should not be an excuse to stop your diet, it, in fact, is more fun even if it is cold and you have to try other recipes and give up on your old routines, just have a little ambition, and you can do everything even if it is cold outside.
Last but not least, you could always use supplements that can help you lose weight easely just make sure to read the reviews and decide if they are right for you as not all ingredients found within those pills are beneficial