During wintertime, the days get shorter and we generally stay indoors, relaxing under the blanket. Many of us experienced hungriness during the winter season. We used to drink less water and that could be another reason for increased food cravings. Also due to the cold outside, we generally used to skip physical exercises like swimming, running, jogging, etc. More eating and less physical work can lead to weight gain during the winter season. Here we have listed some of the foods which can prevent you from gaining extra weight in the winter.
The oatmeal diet is the best breakfast option in the winter season if you want to prevent weight gain. You can make oats recipes for lunch or dinner by adding lentils, mixed vegetables & some spice powders. Oatmeals are full of fibers that take time to digest. Also having an oatmeal diet increases the level of ‘cholecystokinin ’, an appetite-controlling hormone.
Commonly known as flax seeds, linseed is well known to suppress appetite and thereby prevent weight gain. The seeds are a great source of fiber and omega fatty acids which helps in reducing cravings and hunger and ultimately helps you in weight loss. Consuming 1/2 teaspoon of flaxseeds daily can be good for your health.
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Beetroots have high water & low-calorie content. Both of these properties are beneficial to prevent weight gain. Beetroot can also be used to curb sweet cravings, which can cause us a lot of damage during winters. Consuming beetroot and other tubers 3-4 times a week can be beneficial in preventing weight gain.
A recent scientific study suggested that if your breakfast contained eggs, then you will get a feeling of satiety arose and helped prevent binge eating for the next 26 hours. Eggs also help you load on all the essential amino acids.
5. Dark leafy vegetables
Dark leafy vegetables like kale, swiss chard, spinach, collard greens, and spinach are rich in anti-stress nutrient magnesium, which will be very useful for weight loss. Spinach can reduce the level of ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates appetite. Some studies showed that spinach contains green leaf membranes, which will help to calm down your hipponic appetite i.e. hunger for unhealthy foods. Spinach also increases the levels of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), an appetite-reducing hormone.
Quinoa can help you to fight craving in dual ways. Its protein content can increase metabolism and thereby reduce appetite while its high fiber content creates a feeling of fullness and makes you consume fewer calories overall.
Berries are rich in fiber content that can give you the feeling of fullness and reduce your food craving which in turn use to reduce body fat and weight. Berries also contain polyphenol, anthocyanin which have an anti-inflammatory property and reduces the risk of any disease by boosting your immunity.