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Winter Weight Gain - Why Does It Happen and What Can We Do?


Why is gaining weight in winter such a problem? We will discuss some of the common traits that all people suffer from when they snack all day on such foods.

A lot of people start eating a lot of junk food hoping that they will burn it off in the summer months. But the main problem is that the body starts storing layers of fat which in reality might stay in your body for years to come. So, what do we do?

There are many things to take into consideration. One of them is your genetic disposition and your natural physique to store fat in the winter so that the body can be lubricated in a small layer of fat, just like the animals who hibernate in the winter.

The only problem is that many of us live in the cities. And the city is the worst place to be eating in. As there is pollution, chemical sanitation on food, GMOs, etc.. and the list goes on.

This is why a lot of the people die in the winter and don't make it past 60. The real way of surviving in the harsh winters is to look at the mountain people and study their way of living.

There are certain chemical receptors that pick up changes in the hormones and therefore adjust itself according to the environment your in.

The symbiotic interaction between hormones and the chemicals in your brain plays an extremely important role in managing weight in the winter months. People who are slim and fit have a very responsive nervous system, on the other hand, you will not see the same responsiveness in people who are overweight and procrastinate all the time.

This is because they have a low level of neurotransmitters in the body which have become very slow and sluggish. This can lead to a myriad of problems including sleep apnea, psychological problems, inertia, and the list goes on. While all of this going on, daylight is greatly reduced because of the time of the year and also the geographical positioning of your country.

One of the quickest ways of boosting your energy is to eat high sugar carbohydrates, which is the WRONG way to sustain energy levels in the body. This is why in America you see people eating hot baked bakery, cookies, pastries, bread, dough products which eventually leads them to mental starvation and wrong fat storage.

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This becomes a vicious cycle and becomes increasingly harder to break as the years go on.

There are many other reasons why eat more carbs in the winter than we do in the summer, but of the main reasons is instant gratification, that guilty pleasure that we get when we eat that last cookie in the jar or the last slice of cake in the fridge.

It all adds up and creates a sense of slavery to these types of foods. In the next paragraph, I'm going to explain what needs to be done to avoid such a catastrophe and how to integrate into a much more healthy lifestyle.

So, first of all exercise is a must. This will burn that excess bad fat in the body and then you will have the choice to refeed the body the right type of food.

Our bodies tend to get slow in the winter months due to the freezing conditions, but remember there are people around the world who are working in these conditions and are perfectly healthy. Next, is the food choice.

The food that the people in the mountains eat are relatively fruits and vegetables which have been dried and stored in the summertime, storing raw organic butter and some goat milk, is also advisable. Herbal teas are also used in these regions quite a lot.

Wearing warm clothes is a must as the body temperature can be influenced in many ways. You will notice in places like Sweden and Norway, that they use fish fat to provide enough heat for the body to pass the harsh winter days.

Warm undergarments are also a necessity. There are places in Siberia where the temperature can reach up to - 70 degrees, but because of their clothing and lifestyle there able to work in these conditions with little to no health problems.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Temoor Dar

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