For most of us living in the Southern part of the hemisphere, the temperatures are dropping and the food is looking more delectable…Not to worry though, it is a common occurrence.
It is a matter of staying awake to the process of why we are eating more with some ways to stay in control of your appetite this winter.
+ Get your daily Vitamin D…dark rainy days make us want to stay indoors and eat. Make the most of sunny days and get out there and increase those serotonin levels.
+ Find ways to exercise indoors. This could be an exercise DVD ( I love Tracy Anderson) or buy a stationary bike or running machine. Find ways, not excuses and create your own heat!
+ Swap high-calorie comfort foods for healthier versions. Trim the fat of meat pre-cooking, have a hot chocolate with skim milk or a low-fat minestrone instead of creamy pumpkin soup (or use evaporated skim milk instead of cream)
+ If you find yourself searching for snacks, making it a high protein, high fibre choice… It will kick-start your metabolism and help you to stay warmer longer.
How do you overcome the winter munchies?