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Healthier Ways to Hibernate This Winter

The frigid weather and shorter days may make you want to hide out until spring. Here’s how to give into that instinct without packing on pounds

Stock up on warm, comforting healthy foods

“When it gets colder, we look for warmer foods. The key is to look for low-calorie [comfort] foods,” says Bethany Thayer, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Instead of going for something creamy, opt for a broth-based soup, which can be a great way to stay warm and may help you feel full, according to some research. Thayer suggests switching from your cold salad to warm vegetables (think roasted root vegetables), or heating up normally cold dishes—like sugar-free applesauce—to make them more soothing as the temperature drops. “Chili can also be a really great way to get filling beans and veggies. It’s warm and satisfying and there are great recipes that are low in calories,” she says.

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