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11/1/17 11:54 A

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I find this, too. The need to eat comfort food. So I have fixed my comfort food recipes. And tricked myself that I'm indulging

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10/27/17 7:59 P

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At this point my comfort foods are soup and stews loaded with veggies.
I feel more motivated to exercise when the weather is cool rather than warm... But I am sensitive to the lack of daylight. I feel like I get my energy from the sun and a lack of sunshine affects my mood. If the day is overcast, I am more likely to read or go on the internet rather than get out there and move.

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10/27/17 5:17 P

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Arch, I agree! :) Most of us need to be careful during those holiday meals. And we can get locally grown squash in the fall, too. Delicious.

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10/27/17 6:15 A



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MPLAN,

I eat squash year round, but in the autumn/winter months, I can at least buy locally grown squash.

The only thing I really need to be careful about during winter, are the holiday meals. I have to watch my intake of treats. Otherwise, like you, I still eat plenty of salads, stews and fresh fruit for snacks.


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10/27/17 6:09 A

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My eating habits don't change too much based on the weather. I try to eat salads, soups, stews, etc all year round

As for staying active, it's no problem for me. I walk/run all year round and I live in Minnesota. I have run a few races when the temp at race start was a bit below 0 F and the windchill made it feel like -20 F or so. People ride bikes here year round; I see people riding their fat tire bikes in all temperatures. Of course, people do the more traditional winter activities here like skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating.

PS Yes, we Minnesotans are a touch crazy.

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10/26/17 7:47 P

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Chili and soup are great cold weather comfort foods



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10/26/17 6:12 P

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I like soup and bread. I am looking into new recipes. Already found a good Keto bread recipe.

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10/26/17 10:51 A

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"comfort food" is really hard to resist



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10/26/17 12:16 A

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I've enjoyed reading the comments here; it's nice knowing I'm not alone with some of this. The one habit change I do notice that helps me counter some of my desires for those comfort foods is that I also enjoy hot herbal teas.... And I definitely make efforts to keep outside as much as practical...!
No snow to shovel... emoticon ...but we are making plans for a winter snowshoe trip! Happy Fall and Winter folks,
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10/25/17 1:47 P

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I read a book recently on weight gain seen in winter time or the colder months. The amount of bright light that can be seen is thought to play the biggest role in the weight gain during winter. The spectrum of the light available might play a roll also. The amount of bright light and UV light signals to the brain about manufacturing hormones which in part determine weight gain or loss. That is the theory anyway. Amazon and other book sellers sell books about light therapy and health.

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10/25/17 12:41 P



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It makes sense to change your food habits in the winter with the decrease in temperatures.

When it gets colder, we crave warm comfort foods like hot oatmeal for breakfast, chili for lunch and stew for dinner. we want foods that keep us warm on really cold days.

In the summer, with longer days and warmer temps, we want to be outside instead of being stuck in a gym. We want to go cycling, swimming, hiking, etc. We want to be outdoors.

In the winter, we need to be inside to stay warm. So summer, outdoor activities. winter is for indoor activities. Unless of course, you enjoy winter sports like skiing, ice skating, shoveling. LOL.

We change our habits with the change in seasons. This seems pretty normal to me.

For people with a seasonal disorder, this is a miserable time of the year. It's dark and it's cold. Personally, I'm one of the folks who enjoys winter. Love listening to the sound I hear when I walk across fresh snow. I don't mind shoveling either. it's great exercise.

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10/24/17 10:53 P

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I try to carry on as usual, but sometimes it really does seem a lot harder to eat a smoothie or a salad when it's dark and cold outside. I'm working on finding more healthy recipes for soups and other warm, comforting dishes for this time of year since it always seems like I put on a few pounds over the winter that then have to come off in the spring.



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10/24/17 7:51 P

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I eat a lot of soup this time of year because those urges to eat are terrible!!! LOL!!!

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10/22/17 12:38 P

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So...for the first time in many months, I've just gained weight.

Looking at what is going on in my Life (not anything bad that's for certain!), and talking with my sister, we came to the (unscientific) conclusion that our old Survival Genes kick in this time of year as our bodies want to prepare for hibernation and/or that coming lack of winter food supply. LOL

Anyone else notice a subtle change in your eating patterns or desires to eat/sleep this time of year? Do you make any compensatory changes...or just wait until those urges fade away?
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