Losing weight is easier in winter: the relationship between cold and brown fat
We never find the ideal day or stage when we work to improve health or get fit, but external factors such as the season or the weather can condition our process. So much so that if you try to lose weight, this may be the best time.
Colder, more weight loss
Although we might think that warmer temperatures and more hours of sunlight benefit our habits and push us to lose weight, the opposite may happen.
Those who voluntarily try to lose weight achieve more results in winter, according to a recent study published in Scientific Reports that found greater weight loss due to higher wind speed and more precipitation as well as lower temperatures.
This always in the hands of those who tried to lose weight voluntarily, that is, they thinned more in the cold but not in a magical way, but carried out self-control strategies of diet and weight as well as others to lose weight.
However, being exposed to cold can be beneficial for our metabolism, since lower temperatures encourage the production of brown adipose tissue or brown fat that promotes the oxidation of fats. Hence, a lower environmental temperature can contribute to burn fat, lose weight or at least maintain it.
Similarly, exposure to a low ambient temperature can encourage the energy expenditure of our body and this, be helpful when preventing weight gain or accentuate the results when we try to lose weight.
Therefore, we should not overheat environments or shelter too much but take advantage of this winter season to lose weight taking care of diet and other lifestyle, because this may be the ideal time to get results.
Bibliografía consultada | Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 40708, 2017, doi:10.1038/srep40708; Garvan Institute of Medical Research, 2014; y Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 25, Issue 4, p165–167, April 2014.