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speedy
Thursday, January 14, 2010, 5:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi everyone,
Does anyone else suffer a slight weight gain in Winter - I seem to gain about 6 - 7lbs - I put it down to eating loads more root vegetables - swedes, carrots, sweet potatoes, turnips - I don't usually eat these when the weather is hot and the weight goes straight down again! Probably don't exercise so much in the winter which doesn't help. Comments appreciated please
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More like 10-15 pound gain in my case.


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I gain about 10 pounds in the winter and my dog gains about 3 pounds.  I don't feed my dog any differently in the winter so maybe it's an adaptation.  I notice the squirells gain some weight too.
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As long as you easily lose the weight every spring, I honestly don't see the problem with it. It's probably hard-wired into our bodies; to conserve energy when food is scarce (as it would be if we were living off our harvests and whatever we could hunt, and fresh produce wasn't readily available in the neighborhood grocery store.)

If you gained weight every winter and then kept it next spring, gradually getting fatter, that would be an issue. It's also a problem if you're not at a healthy starting weight and NEED to lose weight even though it's wintertime (like me, for example). But if this is your annual pattern, and the weight easily comes off when it warms up, I wouldn't worry too much about it.


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Thank you ruthiegirl - you are so reassuring!

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In years past I too would gain a few and then lose in spring. However this will be the first winter on BTD/GTD so I don't know what to expect.

If I were to guess I would logically think I would still gain a few due to not being as active, but we will see




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I wouldn't think it's a big deal.  The first winter we lived back up here (in Atlanta, from Miami), I dreaded the return of Season Affective Disorder, which I didn't have in Miami.  One of the things I hated about winter was the weight gain.  I made a point, along with other tactics to defeat SAD, to not worry about it at all.  In fact, when I wanted carbs--which I do want more of in the winter--I went ahead and ate them, regardless of what they might do to my weight.  All told, I only gained about 5 lbs, despite the amount I ate, and it came right off in the spring without any effort at all.  I've never owned a set of scales, and I've changed chiropractors--to one who doesn't have scales in the office--so I haven't a clue as to what my weight is now.  And I don't really care (at least I'm trying not to care).


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5 to 6 pounds every winter!     Learning to love process and not judge myself over numbers.  When the weather warms up, dries up and the days get longer, I'm out of the house more.  The weight slowly drops again.  



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I was quite hefty when a young person and lost a couple of stones in my twenties - I suppose I have been aware of weight gain ever since but I can see from your comments that there really  is no need to worry! I would like to add that the Blood Group diet in which ever form you take it has been the best thing that ever happened for the feelings of energy and contentment and not feeling hungry and stabalising blood sugar - I
could go on and on about the benifits that I have personally experienced - Best wishes to all and may you continue in good health!   




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Quoted from speedy
I would like to add that the Blood Group diet in which ever form you take it has been the best thing that ever happened for the feelings of energy and contentment and not feeling hungry and stabalising blood sugar - I
could go on and on about the benifits that I have personally experienced - Best wishes to all and may you continue in good health!   


I second that!!  

Interestingly... I often lose weight in winter, lol!! I realize in reading this thread that I actually exercise more in winter, mainly for the purpose of getting out into the sunshine. Although we can and do have very cold and snowy spells,  winters are (thankfully!!) quite sunny and rather mild. And growing up in the midwest with severe SAD during the winter months, I feel a strong pull to be outside in the light.

I was back home in Michigan for the holidays, first time in over 20 years and I had forgotten how gray the winters are. During the weather forecast, I heard the weatherman say that they had only received 15% sun in the last 3 weeks!! It was so gray outside that I couldn't tell when night ended and day began! So hats off to you folks who live in the darker/wetter winter climates. I'm not sure I could survive that anymore... but I'd probably fare much better than in my youth now that I have the BTD on my side.  



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I usually weigh 5 lbs more in the winter than the summer.  It is natural in the northern climates.  When the weather gets cold, our bodies want to retain the fat in order to stay warm.  


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Quoted from Kristin


Interestingly... I often lose weight in winter, lol!! I realize in reading this thread that I actually exercise more in winter, mainly for the purpose of getting out into the sunshine. Although we can and do have very cold and snowy spells,  winters are (thankfully!!) quite sunny and rather mild.



Which day would you like me to arrive?  

  

p.s.  I want some of that   



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Which day would you like me to arrive?  

  

p.s.  I want some of that   


You are welcome anytime, Dear One.  

Bright, sunny and warm all weekend! I plan on hiking a new trail with a friend and getting in some bike rides. I'll take in some sun for you too Victoria.  



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You are welcome anytime, Dear One.  

Bright, sunny and warm all weekend! I plan on hiking a new trail with a friend and getting in some bike rides. I'll take in some sun for you too Victoria.  



You can bask in the sun as my Proxy!  



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You can bask in the sun as my Proxy!  


And when I feel like a dried up ol' prune in the summer, you can play in the rain as mine.  



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