Preventing Winter Weight Gain

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Preventing Winter Weight Gain

Trying to live a healthier lifestyle is the gift I am giving myself this Christmas season. I have been carrying around some extra weight for way too long. My health is great, but I know being overweight will eventually lead to health problems. Plus, the fact that I am heading toward my late 40’s I know a weight loss journey will only get tougher each day.  In the past 7 months I have managed to lose 15 lbs and want to keep the momentum going. Preventing winter weight gain is going to take top priority, starting today! I am making a plan to stay on track and focus on preventing winter weight gain.

 

Exercise, excercise and more exercise – Moving more is so important! You need to burn off more calories then you consume. Being active at least 3o minutes a day will help you maintain your current weight and moving around at least 60 minutes a day helps take the weight off. Since, it is winter, finding ways to get that exercise done indoors is the plan. I’m considering a gym membership, but also have a back up plan. Dancing, cleaning, light aerobics are all things I can do at home to burn off some calories.

 

The only problem with the exercise part of my plan is sometimes my 46 year old women’s body doesn’t always want to cooperate. When I exercise, laugh or sneeze my bladder leaks. I am not alone, one in three women experience LBL or light bladder leakage. That is why I always keep my Poise with me. Poise is the thinnest and most absorbent microliner panty protection I have ever used. It’s so thin, I forget it’s even there. Poise Microliners feature SAM (Super Absorbent Material) to help women manage life’s little leaks and get you moving with more confidence.

 

Never go to holiday parties hungry –  Plan  ahead by eating a light meal  of high fiber fruits and vegetables before you visit friends and family over the Christmas and New Years season. Planning ahead  is a great tool in preventing winter weight gain. Crunching on a almonds or baby carrots will give you head start on avoiding the party eating. Most times at parties you eat even if your aren’t hungry. Be sure to drink plenty of water to help prevent overeating.

 

Give yourself a break – No one is perfect, especially me. Sometimes I let stress overtake me and end up jumping off the weight loss wagon. Don’t beat yourself up. Wake up the next morning, love yourself and start over. It may not happen over night, but even taking baby steps will pay off in the end. Eating just 100 less calories a day can lead to a 10 lb weight loss over a years time. Just think, drinking water instead of sugary drinks would be the perfect start to preventing winter weight gain.

Have fun – Winter can lead to many dark days and even cabin fever. The cold weather may want to make you “hibernate” and overeat. Find a buddy, get outside and have fun. Winter brings on lots of  fun ways to get moving more. Sledding, skating and hiking are ways to make that exercise fun. For the days you cannot get out, avoid eating high calorie foods. The best way to avoid those foods is keep them out of the house. Stock up on fruits, vegetables and low fat proteins.

 

Preventing winter weight gain, won’t be easy, but with a bit of planning and Poise you can be successful. Don’t let lifes little leaks get in your way!

Do you have any other ways of preventing winter weight gain?

 

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Jennifer Williams
    January 5, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    I lived in Florida for my entire life and never had an issue because we could always get out even during our so called winter. This is my first winter in Idaho and winder weight had started creeping in. Thankfully my treadmill is becoming my best friend – do not be too hard on yourself. 15 lbs is great and you can keep it going.

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    Crystal
    January 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    It’s all of the holiday treats that cause my winter weight gain. I try to make sure I get all of the baked goods out of the house quickly. I don’t want to stop baking, but I can’t leave them here. I have no self-control!

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    Ronni
    January 6, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Good for you on those first 15lbs! Water, exercise, water, exercise! Keep going lady! YOU GOT THIS!

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    Chrysa
    January 6, 2015 at 10:49 am

    I always have a problem in the winter! My main source of exercise is usually taking my dog on long walks ,but it is just TOOO cold here to do that right now.

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    Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
    January 6, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Good for you, I wish I could say the same. unfortunately winter weight gain already has me. I need to get back on track though, I feel so bloated and blah these days!

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