Nutritionist Ginsburg: changing eating habits in winter leads to weight gain

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Dietician Mikhail Ginzburg: in winter, many people begin to eat more high-calorie fatty foods.

A famous Russian nutritionist recalled that in the winter cold the risk of gaining weight increases – this is largely facilitated by the ongoing change in eating habits. In particular, people are consuming more fatty foods.

“Many people eat more fatty foods in cold weather because they generate heat. But these are also extra calories, due to which obesity can progress,” Ginzburg noted in a comment to Moscow 24.
The specialist pointed out the need to control the amount of fat consumed daily. Primarily saturated (animal) fats and trans fats. Fat is necessary for the normal functioning of the human body, but it should be obtained from healthy sources – natural, lightly processed foods.

Another change in the diet in winter is the increase in hot liquids consumed – drinks, broths. People are starting to use them more often for heating, which also poses a certain risk. In winter, especially in cold conditions, sensitivity to hot drinks and food may decrease – they do not seem as scalding as in summer. As a result, hot liquids or food are swallowed not sufficiently cooled – this is unsafe for the mucous membrane of the digestive tract.

“Drinks that are too hot can cause burn injuries to the esophagus and oral cavity,” emphasized Mikhail Ginzburg.
Another winter health hazard The doctor called drinking alcohol to stay warm a habit. Ginzburg recalled that alcohol is toxic to the body, its intake damages brain cells.

Earlier, the portal wrote that in the fall it is necessary to more carefully control the amount of caffeine consumed.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Mikhail Ginzburg Mikhail Ginzburg Healthy lifestyle Director of the Samara Research Institute of Dietetics and Diet Therapy, Doctor of Medical Sciences