Why Is Weight Loss More Difficult in the Cold?

  • Why Is Weight Loss More Difficult in the Cold?

    BY Catherine Sissons | ON Wednesday, 23 August 2017
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    Have you noticed it is more difficult to lose that weight you want to remove in the colder seasons? It is not because you aren't exercising enough either.

    In winter our body under goes so many more pressures than it does in warmer seasons and climates. The primary job for your body during colder temperatures is to stay warm. This takes an incredible amount of energy and you will notice this because that is why you shiver.

    If your body is already under pressure and stress from your lifestyle then you need to know how it is affecting your nourishment. During the colder seasons and climates the body requires balanced nourishment in order to keep your immune system strong and avoiding getting sick.

    It is assumed that sickness prevails because there is a 'bug' going around. However when your body is in a place of alignment and sustained wellness it can fend off any sickness that is around.  The key to staying well is understanding how your body works.

    Your body is two thirds water and this is housed mostly in your blood. Your blood volume is responsible for transporting your energy around your body as well as ensuring all your organs get nourished. If you are even slightly dehydrated you risk getting sick and not being able to heal yourself as quickly.

    Water is used for so many processes during your day to day routine that you might not even be aware how the way you eat can be affecting you.

    It is not as simple as increasing your water intake.

    Water is absorbed into your body cells by balancing your sodium and potassium. Two very important minerals that impact whether you balance your body fluids or not.

    This is why when you drink water without understanding how to balance how you eat that it is inevitable that you will end up increasing your visits to the bathroom throughout the day. Fruit and Vegetables are a great way of gaining your water content as well as the minerals you need to absorb it affectively into your body. However eating only fruit and vegetables will leave you feeling very dissatisfied.

    Your body also needs some carbohydrates (for energy), proteins (for rebuilding and healing your body) and your brain needs flavour so that the pleasure part of your brain can be satisfied without needing to get a sugar hit later in the day.   

    This is how the nova science of satisfaction works. Grouping your foods together using this formula is nearly fool proof for boosting your energy, increasing your immunity and of course the one thing every woman wants - WEIGHT LOSS AND FEELING GOOD.

    It is my mission to help women find a way of eating that is simple, easy and the first step is to get the foundation balanced so then we can see what the body is presenting. There is no quick fix however by following the NOVA science of satisfaction and eating this way it solves a lot of problems.

    It is focused around getting ultimate hydration from your food. It is when you balance your eating with the water content in mind that everything else in the biochemistry of your body aligns.

    Here are five quick tips you can start applying now to help boost your hydration:

    1)      Choose to have a carbohydrate that is higher in water content in your meals opposed to dry carbohydrates (the ones that lack water content). Wet carbohydrates are more than 50% water content enabling your body to access the water from them over time.


    2)      Choose a variety of proteins at your main meals so that you gain all the amino acids (protein building blocks) to provide the building blocks for your immune system and transporting nutrients. These include beef, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds, tofu and various other ones.


    3)      Choose a variety of produce throughout the day so that you have a combination of hard vegetables and other vegetables. Include a variety of colour in your produce and textures so that you get both insoluble and soluble fibre.


    4)      Flavours include any ingredient that increase the taste of your meal. They will add sweet, savoury, sour or bitterness and will trigger different parts of your tongue to send messages to your brain that you are feeling satisfied. A little can go a long way.


    5)      Be aware of the activities that can be taking water away from your body and increase the porportions in your meals accordingly. Lifestyle examples include drinking coffee and tea, drinking alcohol, exercising, bathroom visits, mild perspiration in heated conditions, shivering and sickness.

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