The truth about why we gain weight in winter

10 Feb 2020

Have you gained weight during this winter? You know it’s coming, winter’s not over yet!

Did you know there’s a scientific explanation for why you gain weight in winter?

Reason no.1: The body is preparing for hibernation

Calm winter evenings in the comfort of your home, on the couch, with a cup of hot chocolate… This tells us that humans hibernate too, not just bears! We have an instinctive tendency to hide from the cold, which could be one reason why we gain weight during the colder months.

Scientists have calculated that we consume 200 extra calories per day in the wintertime.

Reason no. 2: We produce more sleep hormones

In winter, we get less sunlight. The lack of natural light can affect hormonal synthesis, especially in the case of sleep hormones and can cause temporary hormonal imbalances.

Levels of melatonin, the hormone that helps control the sleep cycle, increase in winter, making us more prone to drowsiness and a bigger appetite.

Reason no. 3: Lack of movement

If you don't like going to the gym, then you're definitely moving less in the winter than in the warmer months. Cold weather makes it really difficult to leave your warm home!

How can you get rid of the accumulated weight?

  1. Don’t stress - did you gain a few pounds? So what! Losing them will be much harder if you’re stressed about it.
  2. Avoid extreme diets - a diet that strictly restricts nutrition will do you more harm than good and it’ll be harder to keep the weight down long term.
  3. Make healthy food choices - pick low-fat products and make sure your meals are well balanced.
  4. Movement - every little bit helps, take a walk, go on a hike, it’ll get easier with time. This will help accelerate weight loss and help you maintain your weight.

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