In winter, because of cold temperatures, we tend to eat more and gain weight. Let’s see what the perfect winter diet to keep your silhouette is.
It is normal to gain weight during winter, because the cold temperatures (and the Christmas holidays) are pushing us to eat more and exercise less. Consequently, when spring comes, we have extra kilos we try to lose by following any drastic, last-minute diet, in order to be ready for summer.
Nothing could be more wrong! Drastic diets are harmful for your body. It is better to try and lose weight (or at least trying not to gain it) before summer. Let’s see what the winter diet consist of and how it can help us to keep in shape.
Winter slimming diet: what to eat
Winter is the perfect time to enjoy hot drinks and foods, but also to start following a diet to lose weight and get back into shape. At breakfast, every other day choose a cup of skimmed milk or hot green tea, with wholegrain toasts or muesli and a glass of orange juice, full of vitamin C to improve the immune system.
As a morning snack, eat a seasonal fruit, such as an apple, full of vitamins and minerals. At lunch, you can choose pasta or brown rice with fresh tomato sauce, or soups based on seasonal vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, Savoy cabbage or cauliflower. Other seasonal foods you should eat are pumpkins, turnips, fennels and artichokes. They are sources of valuable vitamins.
As an afternoon snack, you can eat some dried fruit, such as walnuts and almonds, which are a valuable source of essential fatty acids. For dinner, eat proteins, such as lean red meat, white meat, eggs and light dairy products, always with a side of seasonal vegetables. Do not forget to drink two liters of water throughout the day and to exercise. You can also just walk for half an hour per day.
Alternatively, you can try the vegetable soup diet, perfect for this season. It really reduces the intake of sugars, fats, and carbohydrates. Try not to eliminate them throughout the winter, in order to avoid to lose weight and then quickly regain it, damaging your body.
Whether is your choice, you should always see a doctor or a nutritionist to plan the right food regime for you and your body.
Winter detox diet
For detox from binge eating days, for example after Christmas, you can try a detox diet. Cut drastically the intake of fats and sugars, eat only lean proteins and whole grain carbohydrates. Eat lots of bitter vegetables, such as broccoli and artichokes, to try in soups and stews.
Finally, drink every day for at least a week a detox herbal tea with ginger and lemon. Boil for 10 minutes a piece of ginger and a few slices of lemon and drink it hot.
Winter diet: does it work?
Everyone is talking about a winter slimming diet that makes you lose 8 kg, but does it really work? Well, first of all, remember that, as previously mentioned, winter is the perfect season to get back into shape. Of course, Christmas binges and rich meals are tempting us… but at the same time, if you want to get back into shape for next spring and summer, surely you know you must do something in advance!
Therefore, what to do to lose weight in winter with this slimming diet? First thing, the period: try to follow this particular food regime for the whole winter, maybe alternating different foods and without eliminating abruptly anything from your diet. Remember that it is not true that by removing carbohydrates you lose weight effectively and keep your silhouette!
If you follow this winter slimming diet, you will manage to lose up to 8kg and, once the first spring sun arrives, yo will show enviable body!
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Nicoletta Chiara Romano