"We're not so different you and I," as Dr. Evil would say. Fern, fauna and humans-beings alike are all governed by seasonal changes. The devil in your diet is not considering how theses changes affect your weight-loss ability.
It's no secret that when summer comes around everyone starts to come out of their caves because, "It bikini season!" You wonder if the work you put in sliming-down those arms during the cold season indoors paid off as you get ready to make your début.
If you were able to make you New Years resolution stick, "Cheers to that;" but when deciding to go on a diet and exercise more, making fitness and health a priority, did you stop and think about how were going to get through the seasons. If you didn't, don't worry "You are only human."
Learn the slip-and-slides that can help make your diet and exercise resolutions solid despite the season.
The 4 season and your diet
Let's talk about how seasonal changes affect your ability to lose weight and could possibly give your diet and exercise the headwind it needs to finish strong.
The seasons play an important role in Japanese culture as well as dieting in Japan. You would think that the way you diet and exercise would change from what you do during the summer and winter.
No one wants throw down and risk all their chips unless there's a killing to be made. Knowing the best time to diet throughout the year can help you do just that.
Summer-heat got you sweating the pounds off and the holidays have you putting them back on?
In fact, summer and winter are season that heavily affect your metabolism. During the summer months your metabolism is naturally boosted; whereas during the winter it slows. This makes the summer months more suitable in producing results than winter.
However, just because the summer is easy to lose weight, doesn't mean you are let off already. Attain a firm grasp on how seasonal-changes affect diet and exercise efficiency and carrying out those practices religiously is key.
Winter causes fatten up!?
The first thing your body starts doing even before the first snow hits is store away fat adding layers of blubber insulating your skin to fight off the cold.
Take animal hibernation for an example. The brown bear notorious for its ability to sleep through the winter stocks up eating anything and everything it can get its claws on. Only then can it sleep safe without having to get up for a mid winter snack.
With some exceptions, human being don't hibernate; but what they do is inertly store away fat to protect from drought no food or cold, the chance you will be spending more time outside.
There are many people who feel that keeping things the same during the winter months is hard, not to mention what's in store for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Don't blame yourself. Blame your bodily instincts.
Summer makes you sweat a lot and lose weight too!?
The summer months are the time you body is most resistant to putting on fat.
It turns out that the summer heat can decrease your appetite; however going about things this way is not the healthiest. During the most optimal time of the year to diet and exercise, why not go the healthy route.
Throughout the summer you are going to sweat a lot. Throwing unreasonable diet restrictions on yourself is not only going to increase the change of suffering from a heat stroke, but can detriment your diet and exercise success.
With more fluids leaving your body, it becomes easy to reach a state of malnutrition. That is why during the summer months it is recommended that you take in as much vitamin and minerals as you can. You're going to need it.
Dietary malnutrition can cause your metabolism to bottom out. Vitamin B1 and B2 should not be taken lightly as they play an important part in the fat burning process.
Getting ample nutrition taking the healthy approach is how you are going to get thought the summer without putting your body in shock fattening up even though nature dictates that you are not suppose to.
The summer months are a time that you should take special care in getting the nutrition your body needs.
Spring gives you a chance to get your diet started
As spring rolls around the corner and you start to clean out your closet, it's a good time to start thinking about getting active again.
Spring gives you the time you need to flush out your body of winter's waste products, not to mention look good in your swimwear.
Use the spring months to kick start you diet before the hot summer, when all you want to do is relax. Do this and you can enjoy your summer in style not having to worry so much about whether are not your bathing suit still fits.
Don't blow your chance. Spring is the time to say, "Out with the old and in with the new you." That should be your resolution.
Don't give into temptation during the hot summer months
Under the scorching sun, sweating pound after pound is a good way to keep your weight off, don't you think?
Don't let you guard down just yet, because if you aren't careful summer turns into a season to start putting fat on.
Showing yourself with cold drinks to fight of the heat is only going to make you fatter. The sure heat you have to put up with makes being active harder, as you are tempted to put up a lounge chair.
Summer is supposed to be a time that is harder to put on fat, so don't let drinking too much cold beverage change that and stop you from getting the slim down you deserve.
Overeating during the fall is your diet's worst enemy
Right around the time summer rolls to an end, you develop what is called "fall appetite". In the fall it is customary to indulge during the little time you have before winter hits. Thanksgiving is one example.
You begin to develop a heartier appetite. This often causes you to overeat without regret, because you body tells you, "You're going to need it!" When winter hits you don't want to be stuck with your summer body, or at least that the message you get from your body.
The people that came before you in there humble beginnings used this time fighting for survival, gathering in front of a warm fire whenever they had a chance. Times have changed and so has the people go about their lives. People have grown fit for tropical occasions.
Even though winter is thought of as the period where you put on the most weight, fall proves the slope for it to happen in the first place. You body much like the hard working ant doesn't leave chance for winter to come unnoticed, packing as much as it can into fat stores before it's too late.
Although you might be satisfied with being able to eat more and how good food tastes, staying active might not be such a bad idea. After all once winter hits you, unless you have a gym membership, the opportunity to exercise becomes stormed in.
The key point here is to exercise more, preventing winter from piggybacking off your fall appetite.
Fight off the winter months with enough exercise to keep the fat off
Don't let the cold winter months keep you boarded in from of you TV watching shows that you were too busy to watch during the busy summer.
When Christmas and New Years comes around sticking to your normal eating and drinking habits is difficult. The cascade of events waiting to happen combined with you bodies will to store away energy as fat is what makes dieting during the winter so hard.
That doesn't mean that you still can't make gains, losing weight and kicking of the New Years right. Stay active, maybe even having a snow ball fight ever once in a while.
Be sure to get enough weakly exercise and stay away from overeating and drinking too much.
In addition, in the case you have this diet or exercise program you want to try out, it might be better to wait for the spring to come around. Then again, if you're in no hurry and willing to wait for results to show, have at it. Only you can change who you are.
4 points to remember when dieting through the season
Other being able to start off a new lifestyle, the Spring months can be stressful at times. Don't let that built up stress be the cause to you overeating. That's no way to get things started before summer hits.
Be careful not to drink to much cold drinks as they can hinder your metabolism making it easier for you to gain weight. In the Summer you will sweat a lot, so make sure you rehydrate often not forgetting to bring a water bottle with you in your travels.
Forage for the touch winter ahead. Fall is a good time start incorporating nuts into your diet. Choosing foods high in dietary fibers to take the place of carbohydrates is recommended for your diet.
There is more to do during the Winter than one can learn to digest. In the midst of taking part in the events the holidays have in store, steering away from situation that lead you to overeat or drinking too much is recommended. Stay warm; get enough exercise and cabin fever at bay.