I'd say so! At least for me - when it's oppresively hot in the summer, all I can handle is salads and fresh fruit. In the fall and winter, I want warm, filling foods, so I go for soups, stews, and comfort foods.
Yes, weather affects my appetite, because I am cold most of the winter months, I drink hot chocolate (I do not care for tea or the bitterness of coffee), consume hot soups (usually thick ones with more calories) am more often indoors so bake cookies (and eat them!) but I have less ice cream than in summer months. I usually overeat from Thanksgiving to Christmas and have to jog off the calories in January!
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I tease my husband that the reason he is cold is because he needs to build his fat layer for the winter, bet there is something to this.
Totally! Warm weather calls for cooling foods: fresh vegetables and fruits! Cool weather calls for warming foods: soups, stews, and things like that! It is a basic principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine and it makes sense if you think of the proterties food have that guard off weather related illnesses such as colds in the winter. Winter fruits are usually citrus, very high in Vitamin C. Also winter vegetables: butternut squash or yams.
We don't give nature enough credit.
In summer we do not need to store because it is a time when fruits and vegetables are readily available. In winter, we need to store. Of course, in modern times, that has changed quite a bit with food available all year round.
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