When the winter vacation draws near, it is not always the family, festivities, and the fun that is on everyone’s mind. During the holidays, people tend to celebrate more and be at relatives’ places more than ever. And, all these means enjoying a lot of delicacy and gaining weight in the process. Moreover, you may not be out in the open for jogging in the morning due to the cold weather, which means you will not be able to lose all the fat that you gain through eating. The winter season will not just interrupt with your workout regime, but will also make you reach out for comfort food like cheese and mac. Sometimes, experts find that the season is responsible for a mood change, which often leads to overeating.
According to Johns Hopkins, MD, director, and founder of the Weight Management Center in his name, “Although seasonal weight gain varies from person to person, there have been surveys that show an average of a five to seven pound gain in weight in winter.”
Given below are certain useful tips to help you avoid weight gain during the winter season:
- You must not only concentrate on losing weight, but should maintain a healthy weight too. According to research, an average human being gains around one to two pounds during the winters. That is not much in case you are already obese because you already need exercises badly. If you are skinny, these extra few pounds will do you good, but is nothing to worry much about. So, it would be wise to create a winter fitness plan to maintain your weight. It is not the time of the year you’d like to spend in rigorous exercises and eating meager food. Just stay vigilant with your diet and exercise plan.
- Do not eat too heavy meals at one go! T is the time of the year when you would be celebrating a lot of things from Halloween to Christmas. There might be friends and family members throwing birthday parties and anniversary get-together too. Winter is the time you can gorge on cookies, sweets, cocktails, and turkeys. Do not overeat. Even though such a feast is rare, overeating can cause serious health disorders. So, you should keep a check on what you are eating and how much.
- If you cannot eat any more, say “no”. Do not force yourself to overeat. You should do regular workout and diet plan. However, do not be too strict about it. Do not eat leftovers. This can lead to health issues and unwanted weight gain. Avoid eating at a person’s house who is a food pusher. It can be an out-of-control time and very irritating one too when someone pushes you for food. However, when saying no to food, do not be rude. Make sure that no one feels sad or rejected by your behavior.
- Do not consume too much alcohol when you are with friends this season. In such situations, one tends to drink uncontrollably. And, they also end up eating too much in the process. You should avoid just that. If possible, try to avoid alcohol parties if you are desperate to stay in shape. Otherwise, you need to keep a check on the amount of drink and food that you are consuming.