Does dieting seem easier in the spring/summer?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2008
Does dieting seem easier in the spring/summer?
Thu, 06-06-2013 - 10:53am

I don't know about anyone else, but it seems to me that it is easier to diet in the spring and summer than in fall and winter. Anyone else?


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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Mon, 06-10-2013 - 9:51pm

Yes! I get more motivated in the warm weather months because the clothes are more revealing. And its easier for me to put together diet-friendly meals in the summer because there is an abundance of lower calorie produce; and in warm weather we tend to want lighter foods. 

In fall and winter I like heartier foods, and then there are the holiday celebrations that tend to center around food and usually include lots of desserts too. And in the cooler months we can pull on a bulky sweater that hides the extra pounds so its easier to not deal with them.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-13-2001
Tue, 06-11-2013 - 1:13am

I think it is.  When I'm all wrapped up in a big sweater and jeans, it's easy not to think about where the calories are going to land.  In summer clothes, I feel a lot more aware of my body I think.  It's also very hot and humid around where I live in the summer, and that can be an appetite suppressant for sure!

:) - Karen