Must We Gain Weight Every Winter
It’s that time of year when, like the hibernating bears, we all start thinking about putting on a good layer of fat. There is a noticeable shift in the air from a slight chill to a huge snow and ice storm. We’ve come to believe that it’s nature’s way of assisting us in storing a little extra winter fat for the winter, just in case. But when was the last time you had a food scarcity or had to wait until spring for your next meal?
This year can be different
Consider making one tiny adjustment now. Making a modest adjustment is simpler to manage, you are more likely to incorporate it into your everyday life, and you are more likely to succeed than trying to alter your entire way of life.
Rather than eliminating anything, begin by increasing your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you generally follow a diet that bans fruit or fresh vegetables, toss out your restrictions for today since fresh foods are too crucial to miss. Fresh foods are delicious, filling, and packed with vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids, and other nutrients that your body needs to function properly.
Pick a few fruits and vegetables that you really appreciate. Apples, citrus fruits, and bananas are all accessible at this time of year. Get some of your favorite fresh fruits and start carrying a food sack with you wherever you go. Cut up cauliflower and broccoli, or use small packages of baby carrots. My acquaintance always keeps a bag of chopped cauliflower, carrots, and other vegetables on hand. That’s quite clever.
The concept behind healthy snacking is that you’ll always have nutritious snacks on hand when hunger hits (or what you believe is hunger). You won’t have to buy a candy bar because you’re hungry anymore. My suggestions for nutritious snacks may not appeal to everyone, but that’s okay. Choose something else that works better for you. As I previously stated, I like jerky, full-grain buns or bagels, yogurts, and fresh fruits. I nearly always keep an apple in my pocket.
It’s not that you couldn’t wait to eat, but what good has it done you thus far to delay your hunger? It can lead to binge eating and out-of-control munching later on. A few nutritious snacks throughout the day will help you break the cycle for good.
Follow This Plan to Healthier Snacking
Consider one or two fresh meals that you could transport in a large or small cooler, and then take action. I’m becoming hungry as I write this, and I’m thinking about eating a snack. Because they are all within reach, I might eat an apple, a banana, or some jerky. That’s preferable to not eating anything right now and instead preferring to “wait it out” while fantasizing about cookies, cake, pizza, and other quick meals I can pick up on the way home.
Going through the day hungry or deprived sets you up for late-night overeating and impulsive munching. You’ll never be able to compensate for your prior hardship. Why even bother? I’ve never encountered someone who gained weight by eating too much fruit, so take a chance and give this notion a try, and make this the winter you don’t gain weight.