Winter is hard on diets. First, you have Thanksgiving, Christmas Hanukkah, and New Year's Eve. Then, there is Groundhog Day, Mardi Gras, and Valentine's Day. Too much turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, ham, gravy, pumpkin pie, and candy. You have a lot of cold, wet, snowy, miserable days where all you want to do is eat and sleep. Many times, I have wanted to go out, but it was just too cold and rainy or snowy. I ask my wife, “do you want to go out”, and she'll say, nah, let's just stay in. So, by spring, you have put on an extra ten pounds and feel crummy.
How do you keep fit during the winter months? Well, I do a few small things every day. First, I watch my portions. It's easy to keep eating, especially when you cook like I do, but you need to know when to stop. If you eat slowly, your brain has time to tell your stomach that you are full. I also try not to snack all day. Three balanced meals plus one healthy snack between lunch and dinner will help you lose weight. Also, watch your carbs and fat. Finally, stay away from sugary fruit drinks and diet sodas.
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Next, try to stay moving. We all have heard “an object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion stays in motion…” from Isaac Newton. Well, it works for people, too. Find a mall to walk in, or put on a coat and go outside. If it's too risky to drive, do some exercises at home, or hop on the exercycle. You can burn calories by going up and down your stairs if you have them, or just moving around your house. Stay motivated, and stay focused!
Third, drink water. Water keeps you hydrated and keeps your appetite in check. Many people recommend drinking 8 eight ounce glasses of water per day. Just remember 8×8. You lose water through sweat and going to the bathroom, so it needs to be replenished throughout the day. Water is also good for your skin and hair. Plus, if you catch a cold, you need to drink plenty of fluids.
Dave Spencer enjoys writing about health, wellness, and diet topics. He lives in Raleigh-Durham, NC. He enjoys playing music, camping, cooking, and boating. To learn more about how he lost 14 pounds in 2 weeks, click here bigdream.toolsrock.com/Watch