Post # 1
Just wondering…is there some hormonal, genetic, etc. trait where people normally gain or lose weight at certain times?
I’m from the midtwest (USA) and normally gain about 10lbs come summer time and lose at least 10lbs every winter. In my area it’s normally the opposite (because we have winter/snow so people tend to stop being as active during winter months and daylight is shorter=less motivation). However for the past few years, I kept pretty much the same diet and exercise plan so just wondering what the deal is?
Post # 3
I’ve never noticed anything in myself personally, but I know my dad tends to gain in the winter and lose in the summer… and this was such a steady cycle that when he began losing weight in the winter he became concerned… turned out he had cancer (hes ok now!!) But you do have to think, there are alot of environmental factors, like the weather, and all the good holiday eating, and whatnot to consider… but it would make sense if this were some sort of evoutionary thing too… I mean we used to have to pack on weight at certain times to survive… any chances that you have ancestors that were born south of the equator? Maybe your genetics think its winter in the summer and summer in the winter! 🙂 I don’t know one way or the other, but I wouldn’t be suprised if someone said there was a genetic link.
Post # 4
i do! I gain in winter and lose in spring. it’s my hibernation weight hehe
Post # 5
I have no appetite in the summer and typically lose.
Post # 6
@Roe: I don’t like eating in the summer either! Not sure I really gain or lose much though, I try to be active year round. But maybe less active in the summer because it’s so hot.
Post # 7
I gain in the winter & lose in the spring. I’d like to say it’s not due to a change in diet, but I think the holidays in November/December play a role. Also, I eat heartier food in the winter, it seems. Salad is just so delicious on a hot summer day.
Post # 8
There are scientific articles stating that people gain the most weight in the winter time. Your body burns more energy to keep itself warm and the urge to eat more increases.
Post # 9
I used to gain weight in the summer and lose in the winter and I’m also from the midwest! Over the past few years it’s kind of leveled off for me though. Are you sure you’re putting on weight (i.e., gaining clothing sizes) versus putting on muscle from being more active?? That wasn’t the case for me, but I thought I’d throw it out as a possibility.
Post # 10
I always gain a couple in the winter, due to holidays and hibernation. As soon as the weather turns warmer I lose them. It’s a vicious cycle.