Traditionally the winter season gives rise to binge and bust behaviors in which lots of eating and indoor gatherings make us feel cozy, well fed and mellow. We might even get a little sick. There’s too much sugar onboard for many, and things just don’t feel the same.
Soon, specials at gyms and fitness outlets will make their come ons for the bikini body preparation period. Diets follow. It’s become a seasonal game.
I think that if there was ever a time for staying the same from an exercise and eating standpoint, winter is it.
We can eat the good stuff, just in no greater amount than you would in July or February.
Be “as you were” even though holidays offer so many culinary and sedentary opportunities. This averts binges and busts. The extremes cause most of the unwanted weight gain for most Americans.
I would be willing to bet there is even a hibernation instinct wired into us somewhere that makes us want to stay in, eat and sleep a lot. Should living like that become absolutely necessary, I’m sure we’ll all have no problem adapting.
Otherwise, we can enjoy a very pleasant holiday season living in balance.