There is no magic formula for weight loss and it is major burden for many people. Winter weight gain may accompany mood changes or not and binge eating, as well as other eating challenges may also worsen in winter. Often, this “winter appetite” leads to choosing carb-rich foods, which when combined with lower activity levels, is a formula for weight gain.
Many of those with the Winter Blues who gain weight each winter (and lose all or most of it each summer), find that bright light therapy reduces their carb-cravings. For sufferers, the drop in food craving and weight gain is slower than improvement of their mood. It may take several weeks to benefits, but it generally is effective.