Started dark and cold season affects food preferences, and as a result, we begin to wear much more not only clothes, but also fat. How to avoid the pitfalls, which grows weight?
Because of the lack of light in the short dark days the body produces less serotonin. Meanwhile, the brain needs this substance to provide critical health, mental balance and emotional satisfaction. This experts told the portal Focus Online.
To replenish the necessary reserves of serotonin, the brain may organize independent production of “happiness hormone”, for example, due to certain foods. Production of serotonin works especially well in combination with fats and fast carbs. Therefore, in the cold season increases the need for fatty and sweet foods.
Unpleasant side effect of this method to the serotonin is the extra pounds on the hips. To avoid this fat trap, it is necessary to take countermeasures: to improve the level of serotonin healthier ways than a large amount of high-calorie food.
Experts suggest at any opportunity to be outside, in fresh air, sunbathe (even in cloudy days, UV rays still present). Daylight and exercise also helps the body produce serotonin, the appetite subsides, specialists say.
In the diet in the cold season, they are advised to enter a protein Packed food with low fat content lean meats, fish, whole grains, legumes, oatmeal, cottage cheese. In addition, it is important to drink plenty of water as this activates the metabolism.
Experts also suggest to consume it dark, black or bitter chocolate with higher cocoa. This product helps the body to produce serotonin as well as regular candy, but it is much healthier, and in addition, helps control appetite.