As the leaves change color and the temperatures dip, the flavors of the seasons change and so do our indulgences of cooler weather comfort food. It is no surprise that fall and Winter “take the cake” as the fattest time of year. According to a number of surveys, people gain at least 5-7 lbs. during the fall (starting in Sept) and roll into the December holidays as the fattest month of the year. All it takes is an extra 100 calories per day to pack on 10 pounds a year and what’s worse, is that studies show we are not loosing these extra pounds as each year passes.
The best strategy for your health is to avoid the weight gain altogether, by enjoying healthy, light, fall foods, limit heavy “comfort” foods and keep active. Those healthy bodies we worked so hard to achieve and sustain through out the Summer are now beginning to hide behind larger shirts, Autumn sweaters, and taller boots. Continue Reading