I donÂ´t know if itÂ´s a fairy tale, but many people are complaining, that their metabolism slows down in winter. Can that be the reason for gaining weight? So, what does it mean, slow metabolism ?
Well, in some cases itÂ´s an illness, coming from a disfunctional thyroid production, so that your body is getting really slow in his processes. ALL of them ! This includes the loss of hair and not growing hair, as well as the nutritious part. You can even get depressed of it, in the worst case.
But what about the winter? Our lovely wonderful winterwonderland, will it do any harm? Look at the beautiful picture below, isnÂ´t it lovely?
This is near the place i call home…:-)…itÂ´s wonderful !
BUT, what are you doing on this days, even when they are sunny and beautiful? Most people will go for a walk, when they are younger, they will play in the snow with their kids, maybe doing some sports. After beeing exhausted from all that, nothing would be better then a hot cup of tea, coffee or cocoa. And there, the magic starts…..with the tea, coffee and the cocoa comes a cookie, a bisquit or a piece of cake along. Nobody knows how, it just happens..;-)
I wonder, how many of those people drinking that tea, coffee or cocoa will do the same in summer ? When itÂ´s hot, you mostly donÂ´t like such stuff , youÂ´ll eat fruits or frozen yoghurt, some low calorie sweet, cause you want to look good in summer!
But you see, “summerbodies are made in winter” ! That sentence is so true !
Yes, when the lights are going on early, the sun rises late and its cold, we are not moving as much as in summer. Our metabolism is trained on not spending too much energy in this times, so we will survive the cold, dark time. This comes from our ancestors, and it work well for mankind for more then 100.00 years.
So, our metabolism is going down in wintertime, BUT itÂ´s not written in stone, that is has to do so !
You can do something about it. Take time to move your body, go to the gym, or take a walk with the dog, the kids or yor spouse. Every little action sums up, believe me. Avoid carbs in the afternoon or in the evening, especially, when youÂ´re a woman, we have a different reaction on some things, our body was made to give birth to children, so we store fat a lot better than men.
Whenever the sun is shining, GO OUTSIDE ! ItÂ´s magical what it does to your health, the mental one as well as the physical one.
Whenever the sun is NOT shining, GO OUTSIDE ! Â´Cause itÂ´s shining nonetheless, and itÂ´s important, that your body produces vitamin D, thatÂ´s the vitamin thatÂ´s responsible for your good mood….:-)…and protects us from winterdepression!
Listen to good music and dance, swap food, thatÂ´s overloaded with fat and sugar to a healthier choice, if you donÂ´t know how to do that, ask, iÂ´ll be glad to help you!
To you success in losing weight -Â Janine
If youÂ´ve got a good idea, what to do to speed up your metabolism in winter, let me know…:-)…iÂ´ll be happy to learn your tricks!
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