The unusually cold winter weather is a deterrent for some people interested in going outside. The colder it is, the less people want to bundle up to go outside. Instead, they would rather stay indoors where it is warm. Going outside in the cold boosts your metabolism. Because we need to keep our bodies at around 98 degrees Fahrenheit, being in a cold environment makes us burn more calories to maintain our body heat.
Top 5 Winter Weight Loss Tips
Here are the top five winter weight loss tips you should try out if you’re interested in losing weight during the winter:
Get Enough Sleep
We usually have shorter days and longer nights during the winter. So, take advantage of this natural phenomenon to get enough sleep, especially if you don’t sleep eight hours during other seasons. Lack of sleep slows down metabolism and increases the level of cortisol, a stress hormone produced and released by the adrenal glands
Eat Homemade Snacks
Avoid the intake of processed snacks such as chips and crackers when you’re hungry during the winter. Instead, go for homemade snacks, as they’re healthier. Fruits such as blueberries, raspberries and apples are complex carbohydrates, they help reduce your sugar cravings. Metabolism speeds up to keep your body warm when you are outside in cold weather, we burn more calories during activity and rest in cold weather.
You don’t really feel like drinking water during the winter because of the cold weather, right? You’re not alone. You don’t feel like you need to drink water in cold weather, even when you’re a bit dehydrated. This is because your body is often fooled into thinking that it’s well hydrated. If you allow the dehydration to continue, your body tissues may begin to dry out, prompting you to take more comfort food. You therefore need to drink plenty of water—between eight and 10 cups daily—to help you stay hydrated and burn fat and calories. Take warm water if you can, as it helps remove toxins from the body.
Get Moving Outside
Everyone needs sun, exposure to the sun will help you gain enough vitamin D, which helps you lose weight. Walking helps you stay warmer, improves your physical fitness and your mood. Leave your comfort zone and take a walk in the sun and enjoy the outdoors, even in the cold. Make walking a habit; get moving, you will feel better physically and mentally.
Do Yoga and Meditation
Yoga and meditation are great for shedding some extra pounds. Embrace them. They’ll help you overcome seasonal affective disorders, sleep better, and control your eating choices. Nonetheless, some yoga poses are better than others at helping you achieve your weight loss goals.
So, try the following winter weight loss tips if you want to lose weight during the season: Get enough sleep; eat homemade snacks; stay hydrated; walk in the sun; and do yoga and meditation.
How BeLite Can Help
BeLite uses powerful prescription medications to help patients lose significant amounts of weight. We also have maintenance programs for patients who need help maintaining their weight. We do not sell food in a bag, herbs, or other fake weight loss gimmicks. Eating food in a bag is not sustainable long term, it is important to learn to eat normal food . We have no contracts, no upfront fees or membership fees, you come when you want to come and stop coming when you want to stop, without any financial penalty.
We accept people with major health problems in addition to those who are healthy and overweight. Our medical director researched weight loss medications at NIH and published his findings in peer reviewed medical journals, not magazines. In addition to his medical degree, he has a PhD in Pharmacology, which means he is excellent with medication interactions. Go where your doctor goes to lose weight and have the same success.
BeLite opened in 1995 and we have provided medically assisted weight loss to NOVA patients, Maryland patients and Washington DC patients for many years. Reach your weight loss goals, make an appointment 24/7 @ www.belite.com. We do not treat children and we do not perform weight loss surgery. Look at our before and after photos, our patients lost all of their weight without surgery.
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