Yep... I hear this statement (and the many variations of it) a lot; and the frequency practically triples in winter months.
While we know we can't just "stop eating", this tends to be our go-to statement when our weight begins to creep up... definitely an issue in the winter.
What we're really saying here is that we want to stop overeating, stop mindlessly snacking, and stop feeding our emotions... winter blues anyone?
So why do we eat so much in the winter?
Where do these comfort cravings come from?
How can we stop the food insanity?
It's TRUE that most people gain weight during the winter and there are several factors that come into play. However, in case you're wondering, it has less to do with our ancestors and "caveman" days then it does with lack of sunshine, nutrients, and habits.
Now, there was a time, long ago, when we needed to store more body fat to keep ourselves warm... you know, before electricity. But, the last time I checked, and especially if you're reading this on a smartphone or computer, electricity has given us ample heat which means it isn't an obstacle anymore, so it's time to let that excuse go.
Yes, it's time to understand winter eating triggers so we know what to do when Carbosaurus Rex rears its ugly head.
Here are the TOP 4 reasons (and solutions) we're triggered to eat more this time of year:
I also hopped on LIVE on my Coach D. page Sunday morning to share more about this. Checkout the video below!
We can absolutely FLIP our winter habits to help us stave off winter weight gain. All it takes is a little awareness of where the triggers are and a willingness to try something new!
You got this and I've got your back!
Reach out to me if you want to chat more about this or need guidance on how to handle your own Carbosaurus Rex.
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