Reasons Losing Weight is Easier in the Summer

It's much easier to lose weight in the summer compared to the winter

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We all know, in order to lose weight we need to burn more calories than we consume and exercise more. It’s easier said than done, especially in the winter months, when all you want to do is eat comfort foods and curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket.

Research shows that “according to studies out of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Georgia, our average caloric intake decreases about 200 calories per day in the summer compared to fall and winter.”

*Related: How to Exercise Safely in the Summer Heat

That being said, losing weight in the summer is much easier. We tend to be in a better mood, participate in summer sports, crave healthier foods and sweat more.

The hot weather plays a huge roll in summer weight loss. Research has shown that we digest our food more slowly in hotter weather, which leaves us feeling fuller longer.

Continue reading for more reasons why it’s easier to lose weight in the summer.


Reasons Losing Weight is Easier in the Summer


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