Winter is packed with amazing things—holidays, snow, cozy sweaters, and hot chocolate, to name a few. But what it doesn’t have is tons of daylight or warm temperatures. Unfortunately, that means less time outside and more time inside. Don’t be tempted to give in to the traditional holiday weight gain, here are a few tips to avoid overeating this winter:
Ask yourself, “Are you hungry enough for an apple?” If you answer, “No,” that’s a good sign that you may be eating for a reason other than hunger, like boredom or stress.
Eat your meals! Skipping meals leads to overeating because it’s difficult to control how much you eat when you’re ravenous.
Stay hydrated. Dehydration often masks itself as hunger, causing many people to overeat when they don’t actually need nourishment.
Registered dietitians can help during the cold months when it’s tempting to overeat. There are plenty of ways to soothe and comfort yourself during the cold months. Registered dietitians can help you develop a plan that fits your lifestyle to help you manage your eating habits during the holidays.