According to the expert Alber Lecube, coordinator of the Spanish Society Obesity and Nutrition, in the summer people gain about 3 kilos, that due to the abandonment of habits.
However, it is the winter season, comprising of December 21 to March 20 where people gain over weight.
Cold?, Ally or enemy?
The Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity indicates that the decrease in temperature increases BMR, which burns more calories, but there are factors that contribute to this benefit is reduced.
At this time not only the parties or celebrations influence weight. There are changes in your body and external factors that make you gain weight. Discover them!
1. Seasonal Affective Disorder. According to the nutritionist, Melina Jampolis, SAD affects between 1% and 3% of the population, is linked to an increased appetite and carbohydrate cravings, which are probably consumed in the form of comfort foods. This is probably due to changes in brain chemistry caused by the change in seasons and changes in the circadian rhythm, the body’s biological clock, and is more common in winter.
2. Use of heating. A study published in the journal Obesity Reviews, found that abuse of heating in the winter may be contributing to the rise in obesity. This decrease is due to cold exposure reduces the need to use energy to stay warm and reduce the body’s ability to produce heat.
3. Decreased vitamin D. Although present in some foods, is generated at least 90%, when we take the sun, so that their levels are usually lower in winter. A study published by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, indicates that there is a relationship between lack of vitamin D and increased fat in the body.
The most important thing to avoid gaining weight and keep it throughout the year is to try to implement healthy habits such as exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet.