Weight gain is common in the fall due to the prevalence of sweet treats such as pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pies, and assorted holiday desserts. It also typically means spending less time outdoors because of poor weather. If you recently started taking Phentermine 37.5mg and want to avoid autumn weight gain, keep the following tips in mind.
Spend Time Outside Whenever Possible
Get outside when the weather allows it.
The stressful start of a new school year, colder weather, comfort food, and food-central holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving can be a recipe for your weight to creep up in the fall,” says Laura Burak, MS, RD. “A healthy life is not about avoiding your favorite indulgences, but rather balancing them out in other consistent ways.”
Cook at Home
Limit your intake of takeout food this fall.
“The more you eat from home, the healthier you will naturally eat and therefore, the less chance you have of seasonal weight gain,” says Burak. “For the fall, focus on seasonal fruits and veggies like pumpkin, squash, and apples because you will naturally be taking in more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, as well as fewer added calories and less salt,” says Burak, “and you may even feel a sense of connection by eating with the season or eating something you prepared yourself.”
Load Up on Healthy Snack Options
Fill your fridge and pantry with healthy, low-calorie foods.
“Stock up on healthy snacks like nuts, seeds, fruits and veggies, hummus, or guac to keep in your house so you always have an alternative to the mini Snickers bar your son just offered you,” says Burak.
Pack healthy snacks as well so you always have something nutrient-dense to nosh on.