The Dichotomous Wife

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25 Days to a Healthier Holiday Blog Series

Day 1 of 25: Winter Munchies

During the colder months we all seem to develop this insatiable drive to eat more, a.k.a. the Winter Munchies. According to Rallie McAllister, M.D., “Studies indicate that we do tend to eat more during the winter months, with the average person gaining at least 1 to 2 pounds — and those who are already overweight likely to gain a lot more.”¹ Contrary to popular belief, however, you can’t blame this phenomenon on seasonally-triggered hormones² (sorry, not a thing in humans) or the overwhelming desire to hit snooze and hibernate until March.

Snooze Alarm

In all seriousness though, just being aware of the fact that you are statistically prone to increasing your caloric intake between the onset of winter and the arrival of spring is really, really important. Forewarned is forearmed, after all! So, next time the Winter Munchies come calling, reach for a glass of water (our brains often mistake thirst for hunger), a nutritious green juice (click here for our favourite recipe), or a healthy (organic), slow-release carbohydrate³ like an apple or pear.

glass of water

 

 

Sources:
¹Control Your Winter Appetite
²The truth about why you gain weight in the winter
³List of Slow Burning Carbs

Creative Commons Photo Credits:
“Permanent Snooze” courtesy of Matthew
“A Glass of Water” courtesy of [cipher]

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