Stop Winter Weight Gain!

A television sitting on an entertainment stand in the living room( — Here’s a depressing piece of information: Americans put on half of our annual weight gain during the winter months. Granted, that’s just two pounds a year, but research shows that people don’t lose it as things warm up. And if that happens year after year after year…well, you can do the math.

It’s much easier to not gain weight in the first place than it is to lose what you’ve put on. Ward off winter weight gain the easy way with these tips.

1. Cut Down on Your Screen Time
Turn off the TV and the computer and enjoy your meal without distractions. Making an effort to be mindful, no matter what you’re eating, can help break the tendency to overeat—and help you feel more satisfied. In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, participants who ate lunch without distractions felt fuller 30 minutes after eating, and ate less when they snacked later, than people who played solitaire on a computer during their midday meal.

2. Move More