Do you feel like weight comes off more easily in the summer?

KikapooKikapoo Registered Users Posts: 1,087
I've been tracking my calories, exercising regularly, drinking more water, cutting way down on the sodium, trying to integrate healthier foods into my diet...and NOTHING!!! It's really starting to piss me off, ha ha ha.

So I have a new theory...do you feel like weight comes off more easily in the summer/warmer months? Is my body just hoarding fat because it's cold?

I'm grasping at straws, here, people! :-)

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  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Registered Users Posts: 3,465
    Yes, I'm also convinced my body packs on weight more easily in the fall because it's preparing for hibernation. ;)

    Maybe you hit a plateau. Try adjusting your diet a bit more or change up your workout routine.
  • wild~hairwild~hair Registered Users Posts: 9,890 Curl Neophyte
    Oh, absolutely. I don't think you're grasping at straws at all.

    I know I'm more active in the summer. And I tend to crave sweets, carbs and eating more food in general in the winter. All this makes it harder to keep the weight off in the colder months.
  • rileybrileyb Registered Users Posts: 1,975 Curl Connoisseur
    I think for most people they gain more weight in winter, but I actually tend to gain more weight in the summer, because I socialize more - more drinking, more food... and I tend to develop a nasty soft serve habit in summer that doesn't do me many favors. I also exercise less because I am more willing to run in cold weather than in hot.
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Registered Users Posts: 8,002
    I definitely have an easier time taking it off in the summer. I ride my bike to work, go roller skating on weekends, etc. In the winter I curl up under a Snuggie and lay on the couch with the pug and we both of us remain semi-comatose until it starts to warm up.

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  • anonymous_29030anonymous_29030 Registered Users Posts: 619
    OT but...

    Springcurl:
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    Re weight gain in the winter:
    I drink a ton more water and am way happier and more active in the summer. I am much less energetic and more morose in the winter hence weight gain.
    Springcurl wrote: »
    I definitely have an easier time taking it off in the summer. I ride my bike to work, go roller skating on weekends, etc. In the winter I curl up under a Snuggie and lay on the couch with the pug and we both of us remain semi-comatose until it starts to warm up.

    (don't make fun of me for wearing a Snuggie)
  • geminigemini Registered Users Posts: 3,325
    Yes. It's warmer and lighter in the spring/summer mornings, so I get up for the gym very easily. For me, just being outside more in warmer weather kills the temptation to eat and make unnecessary things to eat (baked goodies).
  • BefrizzledBefrizzled Registered Users Posts: 3,854
    Definitely. I've noticed a lot of differences in my body the last few years between summer and winter, weight included.
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  • divegirldivegirl Registered Users Posts: 1,286 Curl Neophyte
    rileyb wrote: »
    I think for most people they gain more weight in winter, but I actually tend to gain more weight in the summer, because I socialize more - more drinking, more food... and I tend to develop a nasty soft serve habit in summer that doesn't do me many favors. I also exercise less because I am more willing to run in cold weather than in hot.

    This is true for me, too. I hit the gym more in winter because there's not much else going on.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    I think people tend to gain more weight due to 1) body getting more insulation against the cold 2) spending more time inside and less active 3) Oct-Feb have a ton of holidays that center around food and most people let their guard down and eat more of things they wouldn't in warmer months 4) sweatpants and baggy sweaters make weightgain less noticeable to others and ourselves than wearing shorts and tshirt/tanktop or bathing suits. Warm weather holidays and activities in volved salads, watermelon and other fruits and sports.
  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Registered Users Posts: 4,476 Curl Connoisseur
    I gain in the summer due to the heat. There's nothing like heat to keep me immobile and make the lymph stop in it's tracks.

    I lose weight starting in the end of August,when it cools down, until November or December depending on when it gets really cold. Then usually maintain that weight until May when I start to gain.
    Right now I'm just fighting and giving up on alternating days.
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  • shorticurlzshorticurlz Registered Users Posts: 1,056
    I gain in the summer due to the heat. There's nothing like heat to keep me immobile and make the lymph stop in it's tracks.

    Yep.
    I gain a little in summer because its 45C outside and far too hot to do anything but sit and sweat. I'm more active in the cooler months and tend to loose a couple of kilograms over winter.
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  • lodylody Registered Users Posts: 334
    Definitely, it's warmer outside so I don't mind going out as much. Whereas right now, I will plan for the least possible amount of outside--which translates to the least possible amount of walking.
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  • KikapooKikapoo Registered Users Posts: 1,087
    Springcurl wrote: »
    I definitely have an easier time taking it off in the summer. I ride my bike to work, go roller skating on weekends, etc. In the winter I curl up under a Snuggie and lay on the couch with the pug and we both of us remain semi-comatose until it starts to warm up.

    (don't make fun of me for wearing a Snuggie)

    Hmmm, good point, that sounds a lot like me...except with a regular, armless blanket ;-).

    I'm too cheap to turn the heat up, so I don't even like to get away from the couch/blanket/space heater. Plus, I really like to eat hot food in the winter, whereas in the summer I'm perfectly happy eating some yogurt/granola/fruit for lunch.
  • juicyfruitjuicyfruit Registered Users Posts: 751
    I definitely have a harder time trying not to gain during the winter. I'm trying to lose now, but am not having much success. It's like my body wants to be fat.
  • NetGNetG Registered Users Posts: 8,116
    I'm backwards, but I believe studies show that it's easier for most people to lose in the summer.

    I am into outdoor exercise. Summers here are 105-115 most days. I am MUCH more active in the winter. This is the opposite for most people.

    As mentioned earlier, it's harder to notice weight gain in colder months due to looser and more layers.

    Also, fall/winter has more grains/seeds and foods meant to help people (and animals) collect fat to help make it through, while spring and summer you can find more fresh and less-fattening foods out there. (Thus the watermelon comment was pretty right on.)
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