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Eating During Winter
Author: Ken Charnley

Winters often cause us to gain weight. Every winter we add a few pounds. Most persons really add those pounds that are hard to lose afterwards. It’s known that during the winter we are more likely to gain weight, and then in the spring and summer we will pass time trying to lose those pounds we weight more than we should.

What causes this phenomenon?

There is no logical explanation to properly demonstrate the theory of gaining weight in the winter, but there are some potential causes that can inflict this.

Genetic predisposition – it is possible that our genes to be programmed to consume more aliments high on fats and more alcohol during periods with low temperatures. A plausible explanation would be that our ancestors needed a significant quantity of fats in their organism jus to survive through these periods and that quantity acted as “fuel” for fighting the cold. Scientists say that we inherited these genes, and along with them the need to consume aliments that are high on fats during winters.

The level of some hormones – the interaction of different chemicals and hormones inside the human brain can cause variations in appetite and aliment consumption. Some neuron-transmitters, substances that have the role to transmit information from a nervous cell to the other, can influence the way we eat. When the level of these neuron-transmitters is low (a phenomenon that is highly encountered with over-weighed persons) can create an permanent appetite and can have a great influence over our psychic stages (it will increase depression, cause sleep disorders). Some persons often at winter feel depressed, as a reaction of less day hours because of the shorter days. Our body reacts to depression, producing a bigger quantity of neuron-transmitters – another way to combat depression is to eat aliments rich in carbohydrates.

Unfortunately, aliments with carbohydrates (chips, cookies and pies, chocolate) also have fats in them, so an excessive use on a long period of time will surely lead to weight problems. The solution is to make sure we are eating the aliments that have in them carbohydrates and fibers to combat depression and without having to deal with extra pounds.

The lack of exercise – it is obvious that physical activity is not very enjoyable in the winter, compared to the freedom of movement summer offers us. In the winter however you must not abandon sports because cold and rains or snow. this appears to be the main reason that causes weight problems during the winter – we have many calories within our body, but we never transform them to energy because we make no physical effort, so naturally, they will add up to our weight.

EATING LIKE THE SPANISH

Bored of cooking every day the same meals, the same recipes, and want to try something different and exotic?

You can choose any culture, any country you want and you will find specific traditional food for each and every one of them. But there is something different about the way the Spanish cook, they just make food enjoying it and this is what matters and offers such tasty results.

First of all you have to know Spanish people like to eat a lot of eggs. But they never, or almost never, eat boiled eggs like we do. The traditional egg preparation method is to scramble them and fry them, obtaining a delicious omlette with potatoes and lots of onions added in the frying pan. The Spanish tortilla, as it is called is an exceptional and nutritional way to feed your family for lunch.

Another wonderful dish is the paella. The paella means that you will pretty much throw in the frying pan everything you have in your fridge. Everything that goes with each other, of course. The base for the paella is usually obtained out of boiled chicken wings of legs and to it we will add vegetables assorted to our taste. It is important that we fry everything together in olive oil for a better taste. We can even add fruits in the pan and after everything is done, just a minute before turning off the fire, we pour in the pan an assorted natural juice or liqueur or wine, whatever we want as long as we think we will like it. And the result will be an absolutely extraordinary dish made to fit our every taste and desire.

Spanish deserts are often a dream, but they can be rather difficult to prepare and they usually contain lots of calories. Spanish cooking in generally is for people that really have time to spend in the kitchen and enjoy doing it. Most Spanish dishes take a log time to complete and a regular Spanish meal can require up to 3 or even 4 dishes to serve.

If you are willing to try but don’t really have that much time on your hand them you can just go to a Spanish restaurant near you an d see for a change how Spanish people eat. But if you experience weight problems you must be careful on how much you eat, Spanish food can be addictive and it contains many calories to give you lots of benefic energy.

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