Cold Weather Means Fattier Food?

Apparently this happens every year, as the temperature begins to drop and our clothes get bulkier, so do our meals. Susan Yara of Forbes explains restaurants hone in on this annual trend—meaning the weather gets crisper and foods get fattier:
"In the fall, we get into more of the game meats, squash and the root vegetables. And we're usually using sweeter ingredients," says John Greeley, executive chef at the ' 21' Club. "It's what the season is all about--you're starting to pack on the pounds because you're wearing sweaters."
Yara warns that even though these foods pack extra flavor and richness, they’ll also do a pretty good job of packing on the pounds. On the bright side, that baggy sweater will fit better—kidding.

This article made me think of a previous post, A Life Plan for The New Year, in it Dr. Fuhrman talks about the importance of making strong dietary changes in your life. And that minor alterations will only thrust you back into the dreaded diet yo-yo effect:
Many health authorities and diet advisors recommend only small changes; they are afraid that if the change is too radical, dieters will give the whole thing up and gain nothing. I strongly disagree. My work over the past ten years has shown that those who have jumped in with full effort the first six weeks have been the individuals most likely to stick with the plan and achieve results, month after month. Those who try to get into it gradually are the ones most likely to revert back their former way of eating. Under the gradual approach, they “yo-yo” back and forth between their old bad behaviors and good ones. Change is hard. Why not do more and glean the results you have always been after quickly and permanently? Be realistic and flexible; changing your behavior is the key to success.
Check out the link at the bottom of Yara’s article for pictures of the Fall’s Most Fattening Foods. I think they're there as a deterrent.
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Louise - October 10, 2006 9:56 PM

A study in New York links overeating and addiction through comparing brain scans:

http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-briefly9.4oct09,1,6491722.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

May I submit that for the contest?

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