Do you find yourself reaching for snacks more often or serving up larger portions when it's cold? If you answered 'yes', you're not alone. A drop in body temperature can trigger an increase in appetite leaving you feeling hungry. Don't confuse this increase in appetite with an increase in your body's energy requirements - feeling cold does not significantly increase your body's energy expenditure (unless you're shivering) so it's important you don't respond by eating more.
Be prepared as the weather cools down this Winter.
- Have healthy snacks readily available.
- Eat foods that make you feel full sooner & for longer (high protein foods).
- Be strict on your serving sizes.
David Eggins | Personal Trainer at Drive Fitness in Brisbane