Focus on good fats
When Winter arrives, we can’t help but seek for comfort foods and fats. Opt for healthy fats that help your body soak up vitamins A, D and E and are necessary for healthy nervous system. That also means if you are eating the right fats your mood is better.
Stock up on a variety of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and the right saturated fats this winter, but avoid hydrogenated and trans fats that lurk in processed foods. Try olives, olive oil, almonds, avocados, salmon, walnuts, anchovies, flax seeds, hemp seeds, grass-fed butter, organic clarified butter, and unrefined coconut oil.
When the weather is cold the temptation to curl up into a ball on the lounge with our favourite snack and T.V show is tempting however not going to bed at a normal time will decrease the quality of your sleep. This will lead to us over eating the next day and craving high sugar and high fat foods to make up for our lack of sleep. Make sure you get the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night
Shorten your session
The colder weather can make you want to snooze the alarm and skip that exercise. So instead of slogging it at the gym for an hour shorten your session. Forgot the gym and try a quick high intensity workouts you can easily do in the comfort of your own home. In fact 10 minutes a day is all you really need to get the hear racing and burn of the calories. Download our free E-book to find out more about 10 minute exercises.
Ditch the hot drinks
While we agree, winter is a great time time for a warm drink like a hot chocolate, however liquid calories, especially the sugars found in a lot of hot drinks add up and with time increase your gut. We don’t eat less because we have consumed them as they don’t curb our hunger they just increase our blood glucose levels. So instead of ordering a hot chocolate (which can contain up to 4 teaspoons of sugar) opt for a black coffee, green tea or peppermint tea which can aid digestion