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Seven easy steps to avoid winter weight gain

Seven easy steps to avoid winter weight gain

It’s no coincidence that it’s at this time of year, every year, that we most crave stodgy foods According to experts, the lack of sunlight during winter causes a dip in serotonin levels, a brain chemical that regulates appetite. Couple this with freezing temperatures, seasonal celebrations and less time spent in the saddle, and it’s no surprise most of us enter spring with more padding than intended.

To help you avoid spending next spring fighting a seasonal half-stone weight-gain, here’s our foolproof guide to staying slim during winter. Cupboard detox

When it comes to junk food, resistance is futile. The cakes are staring you in the face. So, to give yourself the best chance of success, you need to detox your kitchen cupboards.

Start by removing biscuits, sweets, sugary cereals and refined carbohydrates. If you can’t bear to bin them, donate to colleagues or at the very least, move them into covered containers and out of eyesight.

Although it seems obvious, research shows that the visibility and proximity of food influences our consumption.

In one study, office workers consumed four times as many chocolates when they were placed in a clear bowl close to their desk compared to when they were in an […]

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