Our expert says:
Dear YummyMummy (Love the name!)
Congratulations on losing those 16 kg - you are a ***star****. Winter is indeed a problem because human beings like all mammals that do not hibernate, tend to crave more food and also food with a higher energy and fat content as the temperature drops. This is a built-in survival strategy, so one way you can prevent the kgs from piling on again, is to satisfy your body with delicious soups made with a variety of vegetables and stock. Add fat-free milk if the recipe calls for a cream-type soup and use a dollop of plain, fat-free yoghurt instead of cream. Eating this a bowl of hot vegetable soup is low in energy, but very satisying and if you have the soup with low-GI bread then it should keep the hunger pangs at bay. Click on 'Diet & Nutrition' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. You can also contact The Glycemic Index Foundation of SA at: www.gifoundation.com to obtain more information, including books that explain the principles of the diet and a variety of recipe books.
Keep up the exercise because it will help to control your weight and keep you warm and fit all winter.
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