4 Things About Fall That Can Make You Fat

Two Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart ScalesSay bye-bye to the hot weather. No more worrying about how you look in bikinis, shorts, tank tops or halter tops. Now you can hide comfortably in pants, long-sleeved shirts, and sweaters. But can this still lead to discomfort when you step on the scale?

It’s very likely.

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There are a multitude of missteps that seem to sneak up on us in the fall that can lead to an unhappy situation about our weight. Here are a few of fall’s “fat traps” and how to outsmart them.

1. Tempting seasonal food.  No matter what your holiday-themed comfort food vice — pumpkin lattes? Heavy beers? Halloween candy? Broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl? There’s a chance it’s going to tempt you between Labor Day and New Year’s.

The fix: There’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to enjoy festive treats, but too much of anything is bad news. So it doesn’t hurt to hunt down ways to make your favorite holiday foods a little bit “lighter.” Like going with skim milk in that gingerbread latte or cutting the sugar in your apple pie recipe.