Do we need more calories in winter?

As we have mentioned on many occasions, although it is true that the popular knowledge that emanates from beyond our grandparents has bequeathed us great knowledge in relation to the most nutritious characteristics of many foods, it is also true that they have bequeathed us a series of myths and topics in food that, even to this day, are still certainly perennial.

One of the best known, for example, especially now that we are about to start the winter (knows when is the winter start), there are still those who think that, when it gets colder, we burn a greater number of calories, so we give ourselves the license to take larger volumes of food and food that we want (neglecting the diet and our own daily food) .

Is it true that we need more calories in winter?

As our colleague Gabriela Gottau (from the excellent blog Vitónica) points out, the foods that we consume in winter should not always be heavy and caloric.

In this sense, the reality is that, with the current protection systems that we currently have against the cold, the departure of the energy expenditure linked, for example, to the thermoregulation consumed, remains practically the same.

In addition, it is not convenient or healthy that, after the caloric limitations that we have undergone in summer, they tend to be abandoned in winter. And is that, as we have mentioned on many occasions, the oscillations in the weight are worse than a slight continuous elevation of the same.

For this reason, the only advice that could be given in the doubt of whether we need more calories in winter, is that the energy balance should always be taken care of and maintained equally throughout the year, always consuming healthy and healthy foods, helping us to enjoy better health and to provide our body with all the nutrients it needs to function correctly.

Know and discover how many calories a day you need your organism every day. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.

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