With winters rolling in full throttle right now in Pakistan, it comes with a lot of pros and cons. The perks of having all the world’s classic caffeine in a royal drink like Coffee, warm comfortable bed rests, amazing cozy winter wear and all the warm food, Ah! The bliss winters are. But meanwhile winters do a bigger devil’s job than an angel’s good will. Short days and long nights make the days pass with a jet speed, it was just 2015 a blink ago and it is 2016 already, just a few weeks away. Laziness and lethargicity takes all the toll and doing any outdoor activity in winters becomes the remotest thought with zero motivation.
Pakistanis Gain Weight in Winters Unknowingly
Along all this have you ever noticed that just as soon as winters start you start putting up some extra weight mostly on the facial area, biceps and thighs? Well this is one of the most concerning point in winters if you are on a healthy weight loss regime. An extra weight gain unknowingly in winters usually revolves around the change in diet that we take up. All that munching on moongphali and other dry fruits is basically a plain add on to the calories and cholesterol levels. Peanuts, almonds, walnuts, cashenuts and pista are rich in fats that at one hand are very good in boosting the health of brain cells but at the same time if taken in excess can mess up with cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and these two disorders commonly prevail among Pakistanis.
Desi Food Behind Weight Gain in Winters
The desi ghee dipped sarsu ka saag and makhan walay parathay are like the essentials which make their spot in our nashta menu during winters and they are so delicious that nobody can resist them, but again you can fall prey to all the enchanted charisma of this menu if you want to look like a couch potato by the end of the season, which you certainly don’t want. So avoiding such animal fat containing breakfast is the best option. You can always opts for a less fat containing and less caloric breakfast including skimmed milk dipped cornflakes or boiled eggs, salmon salad or anything that contains a lot of water, energy and fiber. Only this kind of eating can be your escape. These all desi pakwans are the reason behind how Pakistanis gain weight unknowingly in winters.
Other factors that make you gain weight unknowingly in winter season is reduced physical activity and more fats storage. Winters are like a hibernation period for our body, our body organs actually go in to the snooze mode during this season. Less physical activity does not let the calories and carbs inside in our body to burn which are stored in the form of fats inside the body and these fats actually make us look FAT during winters. The best way to keep the body regulated is to not give up on a 30mins sprint or jogging, or keep doing house chores that involve muscle activity, walk around briskly and stay hydrated. Hydration is the key to all the regulated and sound metabolism.
So if you want to look just as flawless as you were in the pre-winters time, make sure no useless munching on the dry fruits, avoid animal fat containing breakfast items, regular light exercise and hydration. These are the keys to your weight maintenance in the winters.