Feed Me!

@Rosekitty (19499)
San Marcos, Texas
November 23, 2008 10:53pm CST
Does cold weather make you hungrier? Or is it all in my head? It just seems as the weather changes i want to eat more..could it be the holidays coming?..Am I just crazy? Or is it the brownies?
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Oh you are not alone. I always gain weight over the winter as there is nothing to do and well i eat when bored. So i try and stay busy which wont be hard this year with a new baby.
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• United States
24 Nov 08
I always gain too around 20 grrzz and then lose the first month of nicer weather . i am trying so hard to have limits . good luck everyone
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
24 Nov 08
What brownies? You had brownies and didn't share? Cold weather does make some folks want to eat more, along with the holidays
@Rosekitty (19499)
• San Marcos, Texas
24 Nov 08
Fwidman..you know i always have brownies to share and will give you an extra one for a chance at your new boots..PLEASE?????
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Brownies for boots? Sounds like a rock band, huh? Okay, I'll let you borrow them boots. But, keep the brownies, I am not a chocolate fan. (Don't faint like Irishfriendly, okay?)
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@Rosekitty (19499)
• San Marcos, Texas
24 Nov 08
No fainting i promise and did remember you not liking chocolate..like the new group name!!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
24 Nov 08
yes it does, in the heat we loose our appetites and it comes back in the winter.
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@Rosekitty (19499)
• San Marcos, Texas
24 Nov 08
So not fair since all the good food is out in the winter..I don't need to gain weight..
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@kekexinfeng (1303)
• China
24 Nov 08
I think so,when the weather is cold,I like to eat more,and I think may be our life need more energy to keep warm,and if we eat more it is easy to get weight,it is not a good thing.
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@Rosekitty (19499)
• San Marcos, Texas
24 Nov 08
Then if we exercise we want to eat more which makes us gain weight and so we are back to exercising again..never ending..lol..
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
I guess so because I also noticed that I am hungrier than before. I once believe that when its winter your metabolism slows down and you won't feel hungry because of that but in my case and yours its the opposite I guess.
@Rosekitty (19499)
• San Marcos, Texas
24 Nov 08
Just wish the stores weren't so full to get more goodies to nibble on..lol..
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Naughty, naughty...what kind of brownies have you been eating now??? heehee As for eating more..heck I eat all the time year round..I'm a constant nibbler, almost always munching on something...in fact might go into the kitchen and grab a few cookies I got for myself today... My problem I think I'm sleeping more with the weather change...our landlord isn't exactly generous with the heat sometimes and it's turned chilly for this time of year..so when it's time for me to get up, it's like..do I HAVE to??? Also my two kitties that snuggle up to me make it hard for me to move...think they like my new bed a bit too much
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@Rosekitty (19499)
• San Marcos, Texas
24 Nov 08
Pye's Mommy...you are a nibbler too?..I love that!..Kitties tend to crash where they lay and take over my bed too.. Here's your brownie!
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@AmbiePam (46152)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I read that in the winter, our bodies demand more food to help keep us warm. It seemed like everyone usully gained weight in the winter, but I thought it was only because a lot of people didn't do their regular exervise routine, because maybe it would require them to be out in the cold. But according to the medical website, our body actually demands more food to insulate us better. If only I could blame my hunger pains for everything I end up eating.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Hi Rosekitty! It's Opalkitty here! I always want brownies! And cake and anything chocolate! I just love junk food! And I guess it doesn't help that it's so cold here and boring in the winter. So that's the excuse I'll use for gaining weight this winter! So where's my browines? I can't make them like YOU do! Something's missing in mine?
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@bunnybon7 (33056)
• Holiday, Florida
25 Nov 08
i think its a natural reaction to putting on more weight for protection from the cold.
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@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Hey Hey ! I am glad I came across the post ! You are not crazy ! Amen I am not the only one . I am alot things in the winter time . I kinda hide away like a bear and eat way too much . Sweets always call to me with a never ending sweet tooth . I seem to bake so much more too in the winters. Summer time is when I am the most happy and always sctive and watching what i eat and i dont crave all the much either . I am trying so hard this winter to be more active and limit all the sweets . At war with food sometimes
• United States
24 Nov 08
it does.. its humans wanting to "fatten" up to keep warm for the winter or something from like the stone age or something that still is in our minds now.. that and the holidays haha
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
24 Nov 08
Cold weather makes me want CHOCOLATE! And fish'n'chips! I don't think it's in your head at all - when we are cold, we want to be cosy and have comfort food. When it's hot I don't really feel hungry at all, but want to drink cold things all the time. And I can't eat chocolate in summer because I can't stand the feeling of warm, melty stuff.
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Nov 08
Hi Rosekitty, Oh it must definitely be the chocolate brownies LOL. I find yes I do tend to eat much more in the colder weather. Instead of a sandwich I find myself having hot soup and a roll at lunchtime. I tend to snuggle under a blanket in the lounge and nibble all evening too, not good for the waistline. Last night I opened a box of Roses that were supposed to have been for Christmas so I will have to grab another tin now. I just need chocolate, yum. Huggles. Ellie :D
@subha12 (18462)
• India
24 Nov 08
I also feel hungry more in winter. may be the winter season is such it is good for the digestive system.may be the food gets digested easily and so we feel hungry.
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
24 Nov 08
Yes!Cold weather makes me eat more.I prefer a hot milk or a meal served hot.If not possible,I eat biscuits or some snacks.I think we are trying to make our body warm by eating more at that time.I have also observed my diet increasing by that time.But I just cant explain why!
@ElicBxn (60076)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Our body responds to cold by demanding more fuel for heat - your not crazy, but putting away the brownies might be a good idea....
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• Canada
25 Nov 08
Yes, I always gain some weight this time of year. I work outside in the weather and in the barn with my animals most of the time, so I feel I NEED the extra insulation to cope with the cold. Pretty sure it is all animal life that does this naturally. A little extra layer of fat insulates us from the cold. I remember one year, that I got self-conscious of my weight gain, so I tried and succeeded in keeping slim for winter. But I was sick all winter, colds and flu regularly. I attributed it to being too slim, not skinny mind you, as I have never been skinny. Just what the doctors say is my ideal weight. I think that is bogus anyway. I feel the little extra 10 - 15 lbs gives me more weight to throw around when handling the sheep, too.
• Canada
25 Nov 08
Oh, but the brownies, mixed with some 'happy grass' will also give you the munchies, for sure, too. But they are soooooo goood!
• United States
29 Nov 08
Brownies? Brownies? Where? You are crazy but, that is why we all love ya so much. I think it is instinct to eat more in the winter, for some of us, anyway. Gotta build up the fat supply to keep warm and keep us going through the winter months. Brownies? Where? I need a few more of those!
@novataylor (6572)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Yes, it's the holidays, yes, you are crazy, and yes, it's DEFINITELY the brownies!!!! Hi, Rosekitty, darling!!! Happy thanksgiving, and I'm wishing you the very merriest of holidays!!!!!
@dragon54u (31340)
• United States
26 Nov 08
I think we get hungrier when it's cold. The body wants to store fat and what better way to do so than to make us hungry? Too bad our bodies don't realize that we're not cavemen anymore and we can stop all the defensive eating and fat storing!!