Almost everything about winter encourages weight gain. Lower temperatures and shortened days signal us to move indoors and don our cold weather wardrobes. Bundling up in layers of clothing in order to keep warm also tempts us to abandon our healthy eating habits. Snuggling up in front of the television or reading a good book by the fire are activities designed to foster mindless snacking, as we embrace our less active indoor lifestyles. Our impetus to exercise decreases, caloric intake increases ...