Are you worried about gaining weight during the fall and winter months? Well don’t worry, while it is challenging enough to maintain your weight, you can actually lose weight during the fall and winter months.
The main reason why people gain weight in the fall we become less active in the fall and winter. Also, our kids back to school and we find that we are running around doing everything but active things for weeks at a time.
If you’re like me the year goes very fast. So while we are only at the beginning of the fall and school season, we also have Halloween and the holidays to worry about because they are practically around the corner.
Adding structure in our lives perhaps may involve getting back on track to good diet habits. If you are looking for tips on weight loss for the fall, here are three simple things you could incorporate into your efforts to lose weight without going nuts.
Eat a healthy breakfast
In our busy society breakfast is often missed because of the longer hours we put into the day. Or some people just start off with an unbalanced and un-healthy breakfast. A balanced breakfast will help you kick start your metabolism.
Not only should your breakfast be healthy, breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day. Your breakfast should include a carbohydrate source (such as oatmeal) and a good protein source (such as eggs and/or turkey sausage).
Stop and think about the fat content before every meal you eat
As mentioned above the autumn season brings back structure to our lives. With structure we comes responsibility for our families. Since we are so responsible for others, it’s an optimal time to be responsible for our eating habits. The best way to take responsibility for what you eat is review the fat and carbohydrate contents of your meal. This can make a big difference in losing weight.
You should spread out your fat intake during the day. For example, don’t save up fat calories for dinner. It’s best to eat balanced meals through out the day. Also, try to have carbohydrates early in the day and taper off the carbohydrates at night for your weight loss efforts.
Have a mid afternoon snack
Usually people go too long in between meals. This can some times slow down your metabolism. If you eat lunch at 12:00 pm and then eat dinner at 6:00 pm, you’re waiting too long. You should have a small snack around 3:00 pm.
An example of a good snack could be an apple and string cheese, or a chocolate protein shake with peanut butter, or a half a sandwich. Just make sure you keep to the basics and eat a small meal.
The above tips are very effective for loosing weight during the fall months. Not only that, but you can lose the weight fairly quickly and safely. You’ll start feeling better in a few days and you’ll won’t have to worry about gaining the fall and winter weight.