New here, moving to UK

New here, moving to UK

Hello all! I'm moving to the UK soon, from a tropical country, and I worry about putting on weight due to colder weather. I've already reached my goal weight and I just want to maintain, but I know from experience that I eat a lot more in cold climates. It will be fine in the summer, but in those winter months... Does anyone have any tips on avoiding over-eating when it's cold? Thanks!


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  • Hello annabella71 and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum 😊

    You raise an interesting point about eating more when it's cold. I hadn't really thought about it. I eat a lot of soup, and hearty casseroles, and make full use of seasonal veggies 😊

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  • Thanks, Anna. This seems to be a very helpful site, I look forward to learning more.

  • It is annabella71 😊

    Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions

  • No need to fret about the cold Annabella, it was a balmy 11C today :)

    Many of us here are losing weight by using a mixture of calorie and portion control. You'll find more detail on that in the information that Anna replied with. Maintaining can be managed using the same technique.

  • Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Hi, you will love it in the U.K.! Warm food doesn't have to be fattening - soups, casseroles are lovely. By the time the cold weather comes you will be used to it - in the meantime enjoy salads and BBQs!

  • Thank you! Looking forward to those soups and casseroles.

  • Hi and welcome annabella71

    Good luck with your move to the UK

  • Thank you!

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