As the temperature drops during the winter months, your chances of gaining weight may go up.
Carolyn Snyder, a registered dietician at the Cleveland Clinic, says there are a lot of reasons we gain weight this time of year. Consuming foods such as heavy stews, cream soups, starch-heavy foods and high calorie items like cider and pumpkin pie can all contribute to putting on more weight.
Our activity level also decreases during the winter months. Snyder says with less activity and higher caloric intake, it's easier to pack on a few extra pounds.
To help lessen the likelihood of gaining weight through the winter months, Snyder says it's a good idea to modify your recipes. For example if you are making a cream soup, you can use skim milk rather than cream.
Most importantly though, Snyder says you have to figure out a way to stay active no matter how cold it gets outside.