Spring seems like the best thing ever — all the showers and flowers — and it actually is, because the season actually magically makes you lose weight. You can’t argue with these facts, actual proof that spring is all the things:
Beautiful weather makes you want to be more active.
So long as your idea of playing outside involves moving your legs, you’re going to get more exercise — you have to! And you don’t even have to join a gym.
Revealing spring clothes zap your desire to overeat.
Are you more likely to go for seconds in a ski jacket or a skimpy sundress?
Warm-weather drinks have fewer calories than cold-weather ones, so you automatically cut back.
A Starbucks hot chocolate with all the fixin’s contains 400 calories. Calorically, you’re better off with a classic Frappucino (240 calories), an iced tea (80 calories), or one of those citrusy Refreshers (60 calories). (And don’t all those sound pretty good right about now?)
The season’s most delicious foods are so freaking healthy.
In the dead of winter, cold weather makes everyone crave comfort foods — the richer and gooier, the better. But in spring, berries and asparagus hit the market, and your plate miraculously gets lighter.
Green stuff is abundant in the spring — and green stuff burns fat.
High insulin levels cause your body to store fat, so they’re the real culprit in weight gain and obesity, explains Dr. Charles Nguyen, Ph.D., co-author of The Thinsulin Program: The Breakthrough Solution To Help You Lose Weight And Stay Thin.
Fun fact: The greener the leaf of a fruit or vegetable, the more powerful it will be in helping to lower your insulin levels, which helps you burn fat.
And it just so happens spring is primetime for seasonal veggies like arugula, artichokes, spinach, watercress, and green-leafed berries.
Daylight savings time makes you sleepier earlier.
You lose an hour in the springtime, so when 9 p.m. rolls around, it feels like 10 p.m. — and it gets much easier to stick to some semblance of a bedtime because of it.
The good news: The more you sleep, research suggests, the more natural energy you’ll have, and the less you’ll crave less fat and carbs for fuel.
You get more waking hours of sunshine.
That feeling when you get out of work and it’s STILL SUNNY OUT?! It doesn’t just warm your heart.
That sunshine helps your body generate vitamin D.
If you’re low on the nutrient from spending too much time indoors (hello and welcome to the hell that is winter), replenishing your D levels while you diet and exercise can promote more weight loss than diet and exercise alone, according to an influential Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study.
Just about anything leftover from the holiday season is probably unsafe to eat now.
All the usual suspects (i.e., leftovers) “went bad” (aka, were eaten) ages ago. But all the random stuff you bought for baking and entertaining — like butter, cheese, and packaged cookies — they all age out of the safety zone after two to three months on the shelf.
So you don’t have to feel tempted by (or guilty about trashing) the relics of Christmas (and V-day) past. It becomes a matter of safety rather than willpower.
You naturally watch less TV — and that’s good for your waistline.
It’s not TV pilot season or awards show season — the warmer the weather, the less new stuff there is to watch. And the less TV you watch, the less food you mindlessly shovel into your mouth while you watch it — science says.
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