Trying To Lose Weight This Winter? These 7 Tips Can Help

Losing weight is on the most challenging things to do, especially during winter. This is because the body seems to store more fat in winter. And the cold weather encourages people to just fall under their blanket rather than working out. Also during winter, the body produces melatonin which is triggered by darkness and cold, hence the need to sleep. Melatonin is known to increase appetite, and less exposure to vitamin D enhances storage of fat. However, weight loss is still achievable. Winter is a good weather to work wonders on your body with close to no efforts. The body needs different strategies to lose weight, and different weather requires different approaches. Winter is not an exception. Some of the tips to help you shed some pounds this winter are given below; these tips will help your body burn fat while enjoying the cold of winter, they are very effective if accompanied with regular exercise and healthy living. They are:

Trying To Lose Weight This Winter? These 7 Tips Can Help

1. Eat More Hydrating Foods

Hydrating foods are foods with high water content. These foods help in losing weight fast; they add volume without adding calories. Examples of hydrating foods you can incorporate in your meal are; cucumber, green salad tomato, soups eggplant, applesauce, cantaloupe, Popsicle, watermelon, bell peppers, lettuce, pineapples, grapefruits, yogurt, strawberries, and many others. In other to enjoy these foods, they can be made into smoothies, sauce, and soups to give you a unique taste every time you take them.

Trying To Lose Weight This Winter? These 7 Tips Can Help

2. Receive Enough Sunlight


Sunlight enhances activeness, and it brightens the day. Norman E. Rosenthel, Author of Winter Blues, state clearly sunlight can prevent the drop of serotonin, a mood-boosting brain chemical that is responsible for feeling fullness, so, indirectly, it reduces cravings that cause overeating. During winter, there is insufficient sunshine which may promote fat storage which makes sunlight very important in the journey to shed some pounds. Some studies have also shown that fat stored during the process of exposing the body to the sun is reduced. So, take advantage of the sunshine this season.

3. Eat More Proteins

Foods that are rich in protein are very effective in weight loss because it gives fullness and maintains fat burning muscles. Protein helps you eat only when you are hungry examples of such proteins are lean protein, low-fat milk, nuts, and many others. Digestion on protein requires more energy, so, when you eat more protein, the body uses the fat stored in the body to metabolize and break down the protein. But it is worthy to note that protein may be harmful to one’s health when it is too much. Hence, it is important to maintain its balance in the diet as too much affects the function of the kidney and may impair it. So, incorporate enough protein in your meal today while maintaining the balance.

4. Drink More Water

Water is a liquid which is 100% free of calorie. Water is very helpful in weight loss because it aids the removal of waste and boosts metabolism. Water is advised to be taken before meal because; it is believed to suppress appetite. During this season, it is important to quite sugary beverages and replaces it with water. Since its winter, people drink less water, but it’s very important to make yourself drink more because it will help you shed that weight you want to shed.

Trying To Lose Weight This Winter? These 7 Tips Can Help

5. Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

Yes, artificial sweeteners are low calories. But in the journey of losing weight, artificial sweeteners cause some effects on the brain that may not support and give you the desired result. They drive your sweet cravings and cause overeating because research has shown that sweeteners either natural or artificial enhances appetite and will make you want to eat more. They also prevent you from enjoying the taste of other food because of their over sweetness, so, it might make eating healthy food undesirable. So, it is advised to quit artificial sweeteners and sugar. You can substitute sugar with sweet fruits like banana and others.

6. Stress Less, Sleep More

Stress and less sleep are one of the risk factors that causes a gain in weight and increases cravings and appetite. Having enough sleep ensures effective metabolism. Little sleep causes the brainless effective. It makes you crave for food, it changed your fat cell and caused metabolic grogginess. The relationship between sleep and weight gain cannot be overemphasized, so, it important to have enough sleep and avoid cutting your sleep time.

7. Eat well

It is important to eat well, and some foods give you warmth during the cold season, increase these foods in your meal example of such food are oatmeal, hot black chocolate, black bean soup, Brussels sprout, chili, avocado, ginger tea. Also, you may wish to keto dieting. Some of the keto winter recipes that will be effective in the cold season and give you the warmth your body needs are; hot chocolate, chicken bake, egg rolls cheesy cauliflower mash and many others.

Finally, the tips above will help you enjoy your winter while losing some weight and enjoying the cold. We all know losing weight is very challenging; it requires hard work, patient and consistency. It is important to bear in mind that you may not see the results as soon as you start but keep eating and living healthy and exercise regularly. Keto fuel reviews have shown that ketogenic diet is an effective way to shed lots of pounds, but it is important to see a professional to give you a guide and tell you if it is the best for your body. There are lots of things to get yourself engaged in this winter such as embracing the cold, drinking lots of water, walking on snow, skiing, and ice skating and dog walking. Also, it is important to hire a trainer to motivate you and makes you push yourself. Remember, that the key to weight loss is to eat and live healthily and exercise regularly.

Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

48 thoughts on “Trying To Lose Weight This Winter? These 7 Tips Can Help

  • December 8, 2018 at 12:12 pm
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    Great post. Your article is really well written and really informative. In my experience and knowledge weight loss is about 70% diet and 30% exercises and workouts but there are some really helpful exercises we can do for losing weight like using a treadmill, doing yoga etc.
    Thanks for this great article

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  • December 13, 2018 at 4:38 am
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    These are all great tips! Winter doesn’t help to be active but let’s try to take off the blankets and go outside!

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  • December 27, 2018 at 10:39 pm
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    Okay I am all with the losing weight during the winter 100%…. I have to admit I am pretty lazy when it comes to losing weight and not to mention my 9 to 6 job keeps me from doing anything to exercise even if I tried.. I’ve been doing well with detoxing and losing weight at the same time. I love this blog and will be tuning in often. You got to check this out and let me know what you think http://www.simplehealthcures.today

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  • January 19, 2019 at 6:56 am
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    Dog walking can really help one lose weight. Consider doing it as a side job.

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  • January 22, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    Amazing tips and especially I love the way that you had explained with really high-quality pictures to make visually appealing!
    Thanks

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  • January 26, 2019 at 9:32 am
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    Great weight loss tips! Personally, I think the sleep more and stress less is the most underrated part!

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  • February 14, 2019 at 7:06 pm
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    I find it awesome that you said that people who eat more cucumbers and watermelons in their diet will lose weight faster. Aside from these tips, they can also visit a local weight loss center to shed extra kilos. They can also give advice on which exercises to perform that can help increase one’s metabolism, causing the body to lose more weight in the process.

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  • March 16, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    Many of the diseases that people suffer from are mainly because of the weight. An overweight body are more prone to diseases. Is is must for everyone to do workout in order to lose weight, the tips you have shared is just awesome never heard about the sleep can also cause the major impact in losing the weight.

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  • March 18, 2019 at 8:11 am
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    One must try these seven steps to keep themselves healthy and fit. If someone is serious about their fitness then they must follow these steps.

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  • March 18, 2019 at 8:12 am
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    Eating fresh fruits and vegetable will keep themselves healthy and fit. If someone is serious about their fitness then they must follow these steps.

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  • March 23, 2019 at 6:41 am
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    Motivation also plays a big part in effective weight loss. I have found that hypnosis is very effective for changing motivation, as well as behaviours towards food.

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  • May 2, 2019 at 11:58 am
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    I have achieved some good result by implementing these weight loss tips. it,s really working and helpful. thank,s for sharing us useful information…

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  • May 8, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    Great tips..
    Sometimes the hardest thing for me is just getting started. Making a new habit (or ditching an old one) can look big, so I focus on just doing it – even if it isn’t perfect. I started working out last October, and now it isn’t very hard to get up and go do it, be cause it is a habit But those first weeks were hard! I kept telling myself “It’s ok if you can’t DO that much – just get up and go do ‘smething’, to get your self in a habit!”

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  • June 20, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    My wife and I are trying to lose some weight so we can be healthier and more active. I appreciated your tip about eating more proteins. We’re hoping to find a service that can help us achieve our weight loss goals.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    If losing weight were easy, no one would be overweight. Many people try and fail every year to shed extra pounds; according to the International Food Information Council Foundation, a whopping 69 percent of American citizens are attempting to lose weight or keep it off.

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  • August 1, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    Great points and keep up the great work! 🙂 I’m down 20lbs in 6 weeks and eating in right proportion has been the biggest factor in my weight loss.

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  • August 3, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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    I will definitely follow those 7 tips. by the way thanks for the article.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 1:15 am
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    Thanks for the great info. I’ve been struggling with binge eating and weight gain for the past few years and just recently lost 40 pounds (finally!!!) Here is the site I used and hopefully it can help others as well:

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  • August 8, 2019 at 7:11 am
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    Great Blog. I love to read your blogs always. You guys provide very useful and interesting information.
    For health & nutrition-related blogs I also follow one more website. They are also very good.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm
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    congratulations on your post love your work

    People who wish to lose weight; However, many people cannot maintain a weight loss. In fact it is different.
    Thanks for summarizing how weight differences keep weight loss in one table. This facilitates a review.
    you are a source of motivation for me

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:17 am
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    Thanks for the amazing tips, i have been struggling to lose weight. Your tips are very helpful especially about avoiding artificial sweeteners. Great tips.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    Thanks for the tips! I gain a lot of weight since I started my new job, might be because of the change in lifestyle. I will start these recommendations asap, cant wait to try smoothies.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:52 am
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    Thank you for sharing for this vital information, your blog continues to be one of my favorites!

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  • October 15, 2019 at 1:04 am
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    HI, JEES Benoit nice blog. Exercises also help to manage weight. And improves mood. Exercise activites burns calories. And calories burned are not calories stored.Thx Keep sharinig.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 6:40 am
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    Health is wealth & to continue good health nutrients food & weight balance is the most important things. U have described here some important matter briefly that is so much helpful. Thanks for that.

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  • December 13, 2019 at 5:31 am
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    When dieting to lose weight, due to the reduction in the food eaten, the intake of various vitamins is also reduced, which is likely to cause the symptoms of various vitamin deficiencies and cause the sequelae of weight loss. But in fact, vitamins do not have calories, and some can also help calorie metabolism. For example, B1, B2, B6, and B12 in the vitamin B group can promote the metabolism of fats, proteins, and sugars.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 6:59 am
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    The winter days, I wish I could just hibernate like the bears. I feel lazy in the winters and can’t go outside very much cause of the snow. The tips you gave surely helps. Thanks.

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  • June 9, 2020 at 8:51 pm
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    Losing weight during the winter is usually a tough thing to do but you have made it seem easy with these tips. Thanks for this information.

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  • June 16, 2020 at 3:49 pm
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    Marvellous post. But drinking lots of water and keeping body hydrated in winter is a tough task. But yes, it is quite crucial to lose weight. Artificial sweeteners can damage your body and causes dangerous diseases. So stay far from them is a wise choice. I too know the phase of weight loss too as I was a mothe.Thank you for this wonderful post

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  • June 17, 2020 at 4:25 pm
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    My mom has been trying to lose weight so that she can run more and can do a marathon with her sister. She would really like to get some help from a professional so that she can try and lose a lot of weight. I liked what you said about how weight loss can be made more effective because it burns fat and it is causes more fullness.

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  • June 18, 2020 at 8:48 am
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    Loved the tips, It is always a good idea to have hydrating food. It does really help in many ways & always made me feel refresh. Thank you for sharing this tips, keep posting.

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  • October 12, 2020 at 4:37 am
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    Great article, Never thought of adding protein into my diet. Thank you for sharing wonderful & insightful tips.

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  • November 8, 2020 at 9:46 am
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    thank you for providing us great content because I think that weight gain is a current issue all the time. And almost everybody is suffering from that thank you again

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  • January 8, 2021 at 8:11 am
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    Wow!!! I really like your weight loss tips. Thank you so much for sharing this post.

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  • January 18, 2021 at 11:28 am
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    Thanks for these! I need to do something soon… grrr. Just getting the motivation up. Thanks again!

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  • January 21, 2021 at 6:23 pm
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    Drinking more water was effective for me more than anything else
    thank you for sharing these tips

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  • February 4, 2021 at 12:30 pm
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    Great tips. I will try to loose weight and I will get back to you with the results. Thank you for sharing this information.

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  • February 5, 2021 at 8:21 am
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    Hey, thanks for sharing this content. All these tips are amazing and effective. “Receive Enough Sunlight” is the most important tip which people usually ignore.

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  • April 6, 2021 at 7:35 am
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    These tips are really great ! I must say that anyone going through weight loss can be helped by this. Thanks For Sharing!

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