Written by Zoë Holloway, June 10, 2016

Dietitian Cinthya Wibisono reveals how to stay on track:

It’s common to want to eat more often or larger meal portions in winter. Our appetites increase because the cooler temperatures raise our metabolic rate, so our bodies work a little harder. To avoid weight gain, be mindful about how much and what types of foods you eat.

Warm rolled oats are a great way to start the day. Clear or tomato-based soups or stews packed with vegies and legumes (such as chickpeas, lentils or red kidney beans) make great wintry meals. Adding some chicken, meat or seafood plus a source of wholegrains like brown rice, wholemeal pasta or toast will make a complete meal.

You may also find yourself having more hot drinks. Try replacing milky and sugary drinks with herbal or black tea, or warm flavoured water with lemon or orange peel.

Also include sources of natural probiotics from yoghurts and fermented foods like kimchi or sauerkraut. A healthy gut makes for a healthy body!

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