So, what happens if weight gain happens? How can you counter act it and help fight those winter blues?
Make a goal! A S.M.A.R.T. goal.
Develop a weight loss goal that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. Telling yourself “I will lose 100 pounds in a month!” is not realistic (or healthy!), but setting a realistic goal, with a deadline, that is attainable for you can help you stay on track with weight loss even during the dreary winter months!
Add in fiber, cut back on added fats (like oils!), and don’t solely focus on the scale. Make a lifestyle change that will help you fight SAD during the winter and keep you healthy all year long (Ruscigno, 2018).
How can this weight loss help your health?
Weight loss can help improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose, just to name a few! Those three things can have a HUGE affect on the rest of your body, both physically and mentally!
Set goals. Focus on health. And work on staying healthy and happy throughout the winter!
Ruscigno, M. (2018). Evidence-Based Approaches for Weight Loss. ORToday.com. Retrieved from: https://ortoday.com/evidence-based-approaches-for-weight-loss/