How To Avoid These Fall Food Pitfalls

October 2, 2019  |  
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Warm weather doesn’t tend to have us craving the healthiest of foods. I think we can all agree on that. When the sky looks gloomy, and everyone is hiding indoors due to the icy sidewalks, one thing we can rely on to beat the loneliness is butter. And cheese. And bread. And pasta. Heavy food seems to sit well with the heavy heart that can come with fall, knowing those sunny mimosa brunches and beach days won’t be back for a while. Most of my dark aka fall clothes have a bit of stretch in them, for that very reason. But maybe that was a mistake, since I only enable my unhealthy fall and winter eating habits. And it’s a good thing there isn’t as much natural light since I want it dark as can be when my partner and I do the deed—I put on a few pounds this time of year! But, I should really stop making excuses. Here are ways we can all avoid common fall food pitfalls.

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You don’t need fat for warmth

First, let’s dispel this myth that we must put on weight during the cold months in order to stay warm. It’s the 21st century. You have a thermostat. We have insulated clothing and insulated homes. We don’t need to rely on a high BMI to stay warm. So put the cheese dip down.

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