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Does weather affect metabolism at all?

Posted on 14. Nov, 2010 by .

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http://caloriecount.about.com/different-calorie-requirements-winter-q21374

Do I need more (or fewer) calories in the winter
compared to what I ate in the warmer months?  Does weather affect
metabolism at all?

Answer

Your calorie requirements do not change with the
seasons.  Shivering does increase the calories you burn actually spent
shivering, but as long as you have a source of heat and clothing to keep
body temperature normal, you will not burn extra calories to generate
heat.  When people spend time outdoors in very cold weather, any extra
calories they may burn keeping warm are offset by the reduction of
calories burned in activity, which is usually hampered by heavy
clothing.

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