Between cold temperatures, driving in unpleasant weather and dwindling daylight you have enough to worry about during the winter season. Weight gain doesn’t need to be another irksome thing to stress over. But holiday desserts, high-carb comfort foods and a strong desire to stay indoors can make winter weight gain difficult to avoid.
Stop yourself from falling into the same habits this year by cooking more at home, balancing your diet and adding Tomorrow’s Nutrition Sunfiber to your daily routine.
Here are some healthy tips to end the yearly weight-gain cycle:
- Cook at home. Making healthy choices is easier when you’re in charge of your own cooking. Restaurants often add extra salt, sugar and butter to their foods, plus there are tons of appetizers, sides and desserts to add on. Home-cooked meals help you control your portion sizes and keep ingredients healthy.
- Increase your daily fiber. Dietary fiber helps maintain bowel health and regularity, but most people aren’t getting enough. The recommended daily amount of dietary fiber is 38g for men and 25g for women. You can increase the fiber content of your diet by adding more whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables.
Planning and preparing fiber-rich meals isn’t always easy, especially when you’re trying to feed picky eaters. Tomorrow’s Nutrition Sunfiber is a simple solution for those who struggle to get enough daily fiber with diet alone. Meeting your daily fiber goals is as easy as mixing a scoop of Sunfiber into your daily coffee, tea or recipe. It dissolves rapidly without altering the taste or texture of your favorite food or drinks.
- Balance your diet. Making healthy choices doesn’t mean you have to cut out all the good stuff. Focus on moderation and balance. Add a fruit smoothie to your breakfast routine and an extra serving of vegetables to lunch and dinner. Eat fewer carbohydrate-dense foods and more fiber-rich foods. When you do overindulge, Sunfiber can help you avoid unwanted tummy trouble by helping you stay regular.
- Plan your meals in advance. Mealtimes can be stressful when you don’t have a plan, leading to more take-out than necessary. Plan out healthy meals and snacks each week and shop from a list. It’ll take the stress out of cooking and encourage you to eat nutritious meals.
- Avoid extra snacking. Sitting indoors all winter can make snacking more tempting. Stop and think before you absentmindedly reach into your pantry. Are you really hungry, or is your brain telling you something else? You might actually be thirsty, bored or just tired. Try satisfying one of these needs before grabbing a snack.
Eating fiber-rich foods might help you steer clear of extra snacks. Soluble fiber slows digestion and keeps you feeling full for longer. One scoop of Sunfiber contains 6 grams of soluble fiber.
- Find creative ways to stay active. When daylight is short and the weather is chilly, exercise might be the last thing you feel like doing. Staying active can help you avoid unwanted weight gain and improve your mental health (which can also suffer during the winter months).
There are plenty of ways to get active while staying indoors. Dance to your favorite holiday music, start a new yoga routine or try an at-home workout that doesn’t require gym equipment. If you’re willing to brave the cold, take a walk around your neighborhood to appreciate the holiday lights and decorations.
There won’t be a need to work on your summer body if your winter body stays healthy. Tomorrow’s Nutrition Sunfiber may help you manage your weight by keeping you regular and feeling full for longer.