Does cold weather make you hungrier?

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  1. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    It seems to be having that effect on me. I am eating twice a day now, it was once a day a few days back when it was warmer.
     
  2. reba

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    Our first winter snow here in WVA is due tonight-

    If I don't get 8 lbs of pasta, meat, cheese and that homemade peach pie in the freezer in me before then, I will likely be one unhappy woman.

    Craving extra food due to cold weather?
    I don't know what you are talking about.......but I have to go and put the chicken in the oven to roast.
     

  3. symple-lyfe

    symple-lyfe freedom-fighter/teddybear

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    Yes, cold weather makes you hungrier because the body is expending more calories in order to maintain homeostasis (keep you warm). I know I haven't been able to leave food alone these last few days, especially in the early morning when I'm out in the 35-degree weather.
     
  4. annie716

    annie716 Well-Known Member

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    Hungry all the time in cold weather :shrug: not good though cuz I'm only half as active :rolleyes: . My goats are the same way, they just can't get enough hay on the cold days! Does this make me feel better?, not really we'll all be to fat & sassy by spring. :p
     
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

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    Yep, both hungrier and sleepier this time of year. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
  6. Jillis

    Jillis Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    Need to get on that layer of winter fat.
     
  7. deaconjim

    deaconjim Appalachian American Supporter

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    In theory, if you maintain your normal eating habits and activity level, you should lose weight. Passive dieting at its best.