If you're trying to lose weight at this moment in time, then you might well be struggling with the winter months. Most of us find that our mood is generally lower during the winter. We experience more colds and coughs, more extreme weather, and drink more warm drinks. All of this means that we're likely to put weight on which is never good news when thinking about our diet. Luckily, there are things that you can do to try and minimize the effects of the weather this winter, and perhaps even lose weight instead of gaining it.
1. Sort out your mood.
If you suffer from depression, then winter might mean that it is more obvious that there is something wrong with your mood. When we're depressed, it makes us more likely to feel the need to comfort eat, and this can be hugely detrimental to our diets when we're trying to lose weight. You should think about the things in your life that are making you stressed, and see what you can do to try and change that. If you are feeling down about your work load, then why not try talking to your boss and see if there is anyone else within your department who might be able to take on some of the work that you're struggling with?
2.Keep up regular exercise.
You need to do this, or your body will become unfit again and it will be a struggle when you get back to the summer months. In addition to this, exercise improves our mood and also speeds up our blood circulation and this means that we will be able to keep a lot warmer. This can cheer us up, and can stop us from feeling as though we need to eat comfort food during this time.
3. Save money on your heating.
It can't have escaped your attention that heating your home is very expensive these days. Luckily, if your body needs to heat up more, you will burn more calories, so this might mean that it is actually better for you if you should choose to turn the heating down a couple of degrees.
4. Buy healthy foods.
Instead of stocking up on chocolate and sweets, why not stock up on fruit instead? Things such as nuts and rasins can be yummy, but won't have as much of an effect on your waistband as chocolate might have done. You could always try salted vegetable crisps, too, if you are a savoury kind of person, as these are much better for you than other brands of crisps that you might be a little bit addicted to at this moment in time.