How to Lose Weight During Winter

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The summertime offers plenty of opportunities for people to lose weight. Generally, people get more exercise in the summer because they spend more time outside and are more active. People tend to make excuses for why they can't lose weight during the wintertime. But there are steps you can take to make sure you continue to drop pounds during the winter months.

There are steps you can take to make sure you continue to drop pounds during the winter months.
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Step 1

Join a gym and make a schedule for when you are going to exercise there. Gyms offer many ways to exercise, including cardio machines, free weights and recreational opportunities such as basketball and racquetball.

Join a gym and make a schedule for when you are going to exercise there.
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Step 2

Stay active around the house. While it may be cold outside, there are things you can do inside your house, such as sit-ups and push-ups, that will contribute to weight loss.

Stay active around the house.
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Step 3

Maintain a healthy diet. Don't use the wintertime as an excuse to eat whatever you want. To lose weight in the winter, make sure you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and stay away from fatty foods and fast-food restaurants.

Maintain a healthy diet.
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Step 4

Hold yourself accountable. If you miss a day at the gym, work even harder the next day.

If you miss a day at the gym, work even harder the next day.
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Step 5

Take up a new hobby or participate regularly in an activity that you enjoy. Play basketball, tennis or racquetball, or join a dance class. You will lose weight and have fun at the same time. If you see results from participating in activities you enjoy, it's likely you will stay motivated.

Join a dance class.
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