Do your tastes change from Summer to Winter? What is it about the cold that brings about a need for "comfort" food? I never believed in comfort food until the last few days. Being trapped in the house because of the bitter cold, got me realizing that I certainly eat differently in the winter compared to the summer. During the summer, I love fresh fruits, veggies and generally eat much more "lite." During the winter, I have been finding myself reach for the breads, crackers, and all sorts of seasonal treats. I still eat plenty of fruits and veggies, but am favoring the old standbys of apples and bananas to the summery berries, melons, etc.
This week I made a batch of Rainbow Bean Soup. I'm sure it's not a recipe that I would choose during the summer, but to eat it during this recent cold spell has been a treat. Today, our family feasted on soup and grilled cheese for lunch. This cold weather seems to play tricks on our bodies when it comes to exercise too.
I don't seem motivated to move as I would rather stay under a blanket and keep myself warm. I've enjoyed snuggling with the little ones as they put off a lot of body heat to keep my "not-so-insultated-as-I-once-was" body warm. Yesterday, while working in a WW meeting room, one of the members mentioned how warm it was. I told her I was freezing and she noticed the THREE heavy layers of clothes I was wearing. Today, I am once again sporting three layers plus a fleece sweatshirt and a fleece blanket. Can't wait for the summer to once again come and naturally encourage a little more physical activity.