How you can keep away from gaining weight in winter

The end of each year gives us much to celebrate with holidays, family reunions and the ringing in of a brand new year. This time of year can be a minefield when trying to avoid weight gain or sticking to a clean lifestyle. But what if we told you that you can be healthy and eat cake too?

You already know some of the usual suspects, like fruits and vegetables that help with weight loss.

There’s nothing wrong with these choices, of course, but there are some other high-fiber choices you probably rarely think about.

In fact, not only do these help with weight loss, but they also keep your body able to fight off mucus and viruses that you can get during the winter months.

Artichokes (1 large)

weight gain

8g fiber & 87 calories

Bet you didn’t know: frozen artichokes have almost as much fiber as fresh ones

Raspberries (1 cup)

8g fiber & 64 calories

Bet you didn’t know: These berries are high in cancer-fighting ellagic acid.

Pumpkin (1 cup pureed)

Foods that control blood sugar

7g fiber & 116 calories

Bet you didn’t know: Pumpkin is a rich source of alpha and beta carotene.

Brussels sprouts (1 cup)

weight gain

6g fiber & 65 calories

Bet you didn’t know: Brussels sprouts also have more protein than most vegetables (about 4 to 5 grams per cup).

Kiwi (1 cup)

weight gain

5g fiber & 110 calories

Bet you didn’t know: One kiwi provides 273 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

pear (1 medium)


6g fiber & 103 calories

Bet you didn’t know: pears are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol.

Read on for 5 tips to keep your body healthy this winter.

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