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Remember watched a documentary a long time ago, it said human genetically pack on a few kilos in winter just like primitive response in many animals.
I have noticed I tend to gain 1-2 kilos in winter due to over eating and less exercise.
Have gained 1kg in the past three weeks due to rainy Melbourne weather and great cooking from wifey. Has anyone noticed the same???
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Sounds a bit like what our coach says when it's raining.........you won't desolve now get out there. Dark & cold.......pffft, that's what lights & jackets are for.
Gas propulsion.......it's natural don't fight it.
Though I like to do exercise in winter while less in summer, I still get 2-3 kilos in winter, as I eat much much more in winter than in summer, in summer I only need little food but plenty of water and coffee.
Not only the dark, the cold also makes it harderto get out of bed. Though I've noticed the Canberra temps on the news, a few degrees colder than Bendigo, I should HTFU.
I agree... Harder to get out of bed in the dark - we truly are diurnal animals!
I find my various aches and pains are worse in winter and therefore I take the occasional day off the bike.
In summer I feel more limber(?) or flexible or something.
Maybe, at 52, this is just the first signs of ageing.... Or maybe I should just HTFU???
yup - i seem to wake up early and jump out of bed in summer. now its hmmm - okay i have warm clothes. i can do this. there are no excuses (usually except slackness) and heavy rain. (just can't be bothered on those days any more).
heath/money/blah blah blah... i think the worst thing is taking 20 mins to get dressed with that many layers on. struggling to pull on overshoes etc. or maybe i'm just totally pathetic. Until i get outside and go anyway. Once i'm out its okay. its just psyching myself up to get there. I seem to need waaay more sleep than i do in summer. or maybe i'm woken by the cat deciding she wants under the blankets or on top of the blankets. although i just "feel the presence" of it hovering on the pillow, lift my arm up, let her crawl in and then flop off again almost unconsciously. You know its cold out when she wants to go from on top of the covers to underneath.
I am suffering this at the moment.
In Hobart I had no issues getting up early but here in ACT I am finding a distinct lack of motivation to get out of bed and have been snoozing. Even when I am going to bed earlier the night before.
Winter is excellent for losing weight; and I've lost 1.5kg in the last 3 weeks.
Your metabolic rate is slightly higher due to the cold, and you should feel more envigorated than on sultry hot summer days.
I experience more hunger pangs during winter when I don't drink enough water.
If slack I can also eat more of what is convenient - bread mainly, and pasta rice. But get this; an extra cup of cooked pasta or rice, or 2 pieces of toast slice bread equal the Calories in 8 cups of vegetables. Guess which fills you up more and has more nutrient value.
We need to keep the water going in during winter, because the air is drier outdoors, and in air conditioning.
One of my tricks for keeping the Calories down and getting satiated before I have too many is to have more soups of any base (chicken, beef, legumes, pumpkin, sweet potato) and vege. I make them in a 6 litre slow cooker, so it is easy as, and there's heaps for when I get home tired or late. For extra nutrition, I microwave a bowl of fresh vege and throw them in when I reheat. The fluid helps to warm and fill me more.
I also do oranges and apples with nuts during winter with a couple of glasses of water. The simple carb hit helps settle the sugar cravings for a lower Calorie count than most processed snacks.
The thing about genetically programmed to put on extra weight holds if
- you are lean prior to winter, as our predecessors were i.e. <=13% bodyfat for males and <=20% for females.
- like our predecessors, you have food scarcity during winter (rather than being able to drive to a grocery aisle dedicated to Tim Tams, potato chips, chocolate, and biscuits).
i agree to certain extent because our body will tend to eat more to collect fats against the cold. however, it is still within one's will to prevent from happening which explains why some would lose weight instead. reasons could be wanna look good, health conscious, and many more hence, burning away what is left within us to keep ourselves warm resulting in weight lost
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Most people pack it on over the Christmas - New Year and Easter breaks, and don't burn it off again, according to research quoted in Matt Fitzgerald's book Racing Weight and that's what's responsible for the steady accumulation of adipose tissue as the general population ages.
That certainly fits with my experience.
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Not really because I don't find your wife's cooking all that great.
But yes. 1 to 2 kilos up on my summer, riding lots and lots weight.
I lose my longer ride strength in winter, dont ride as long and aim for faster sessions on the bike, build a lot of strength which is great. But I lose a lot of weight if I am not careful, sucks cause I dont really have a big appetite
If you can't explain it simply, then you don't understand it well enough.
I reckon the body holds more water in summer, and at times, loses much more water due to sweating. I reckon my average weight this time of year is slightly lower, but I never see the lowest summer weight I'd get from a long ride on a hot day. My diet doesn't really change. Less ice cream maybe, and more coffee.
I'll think about this next time I'm feeling chubby
Amateur oenologist and green-friendly commuter.
I lost heaps of weight last winter, in fact probably the bulk of weight i lost.
However now that I'm thinner and feel the cold more, I'm finding the temptation of buying a nice warm, calorie high food for lunch at work a big temptation, like burgers or chiko rolls, but am not doing enough exercise to justify eating them.
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