The winter months can be awfully challenging if you’re trying to avoid piling on the pounds. The combination of lower temperatures, shorter days and unappealing weather can cause many of us to go into hibernation mode. We’ll stay indoors as much as possible and resort to warming comfort foods that more often or not are high in carbohydrates. The combination of a winter diet and reduced exercise can soon lead to weight gain – and that’s without even bringing Christmas into the equation!
While you’re focusing on your weight, don’t forget to look after the rest of your health too – even down to maintaining your ears with ear wax removal
We shouldn’t feel bad about our winter eating choices. There are solid evolutionary reasons why our bodies want to store fat in the winter months. It’s a barrier against the cold, and the actual act of eating can help make us feel warmer. However, our ancestors didn’t have central heating and generally enjoyed a far more active lifestyle than we do – even during the winter, when ‘enjoyed’ maybe isn’t the right word to use.