As the weather turns colder and more time is spent indoors, a person resorts to food to fill his time, which leads to weight gain, according to the It This website.
In addition to a lack of outdoor exercise, which can cause weight gain, says Paula Dobrich, a public health specialist, we should avoid certain types of food.
“Although a single piece here or there is unlikely to cause you to gain weight, eating too many of these sweets will show symptoms over time,” Dobrich says.
“In general, as we approach the colder months, people tend to crave more comfort foods like macaroni and cheese,” Dobrich says.
“With reduced physical activity during the winter months, it is not surprising that you can expect to gain a few pounds,” she says.
Biscuits and cakes
“Most biscuits are made of refined flour and sugar, both of which raise blood sugar, which in turn leads to an increase in insulin, a fat-storing hormone,” explains science professor Elise Harlow.
“Soup is a wonderful winter food and is usually a great way to add more vegetables to your diet, however, you can increase your waist circumference if you keep choosing the types made with heavy cream,” Dobrich said.
“Try to choose a light, vegetable-based soup to avoid unwanted weight gain,” Dubrich recommends.
Fried potato pancakes
French fries are a major contributor to winter weight gain if you end up eating them all month.
“Try to reduce your intake of these foods and choose healthier options like oven-baked potatoes,” Dobrich says.