Winter Weight Gain
By Seema, age 14, California
A few years ago I started to notice I was slimmer during the summer than in winter. This made no sense to me since I would eat so much over the summer. I remember as summer came around I would drop five pounds. So I became interested in this and I did some research.
According to gotdiet.com your body gains more weight during wintertime to protect itself from the cold weather. It happens with animals all the time. Also, hundreds of years ago food supplies always ran low during winter, so winter weight gain is pretty much our body's natural defense against starvation.
Even though this is a process of nature there are ways to prevent this natural weight gain. One way is by staying active, basically doing the same amount of exercise as you do over the summer. Don't become inactive just because it's cold outside. Also, remember to eat right. I know you've probably heard it a million times, but eating right and not resorting to high fat foods is always a good way to keep off the extra pounds.
So this winter beat nature - exercise and eat right!