Why are we hungrier in winter?
If during this period you have the feeling of being hungrier, it is not just a feeling, but the truth, since in winter we are hungrier because it is cold.
A study published in the "European Journal of Clinical Nutrition" examined the eating behavior of 600 adults.
We are hungrier because of sadness.
The amount of natural light that we are able to "experience" is small and because of this the states of sadness increase.
Rainy weather and extended hours of darkness can cause melancholy and consequently we decide to focus on food, which is the most immediate and fastest means of comfort to be found.
In a study published in the "Journal of Biological Chemistry" it was discovered that, in cold weather, heat production becomes a priority for the organism.
The body then tells the brain to take in more fat to produce more heat.
If you find that your hunger is cranky and exaggerated, find foods that satisfy you but can keep you feeling full longer.
Additionally, it would be important to increase physical activity to allow the metabolism to remain active.