The 28-Day Winter Weight Loss Plan

Eat great, feel great, and look great even in those winter sweaters and leggings!

Losing weight is difficult, no matter what time of the year it is. It seems like it’s a more challenging task during those cold, winter months. There’s less daylight, the weather is cloudy and chilly, and clothing tends to cover up more of our body’s surface area. People lose their motivation once the winter weather rolls in, more content to cuddle up under a blanket on the couch than make a trip to the gym. The pounds start to pack on as activity levels plummet and holiday indulgences happen.

This doesn’t have to be your story! The majority of weight loss happens in the kitchen, so all you need to do is get a grip on your diet during the low activity levels of winter. By eating right, you can still experience weight loss, and this 28-day winter weight loss plan is designed to help you do just that.

This is a very flexible plan. I have provided breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and even dessert options. You can pick and choose which recipes work for you on which days. Some recipes make plenty of leftovers, too, so you can use them for lunch the next day or freeze them for later in the week.

As you follow this winter weight loss plan, make sure to stay within the recipes provided. If you want to make something outside the suggested recipes, only substitute meals with healthy options, like a protein bar, meal replacement shake, or green salad. If dining out, stick to lean proteins and healthy veggies; avoid pasta, rice, bread, and potatoes!

You don’t have to be a victim of winter weight gain! Just follow this 28-day winter weight loss plan. Eat great, feel great, and look great even in those leggings and sweaters!

Tips for Success

  • Do a fridge and pantry clean-out before you get started. No sense keeping junk around that might tempt you in a weak moment! Just toss it and replace it with healthier options.
  • Take your own treats to bring to gatherings or parties. You can make enough to share with everyone, but at least you’ll know you have one healthy option you can count on. Most of the snack and dessert recipes in this plan can be multiplied for a crowd!
  • Make this winter weight loss plan fit into your lifestyle. If you have an extremely busy schedule and time is a commodity, pick slow cooker recipes. They usually make extras so you’ll have leftovers for meals later in the week. Here is a list of 37 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes for Weight Loss that can be substituted for any lunch or dinner option on this list.

For additional help with losing weight during the winter holidays, we have a ton of resources for you! Check out 10 Ways to Avoid Putting on Pounds This Holiday Season.Or, if you’re looking for a great workout plan, we have some advice for How to Stay Fit During the Holiday Season. Finally, lighten up those traditional heavy holiday meals with these 13 Healthy Versions of Traditional Holiday Meals.

28-Day Winter Weight Loss Plan

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Chef Heather

Heather is a trained chef and writer from Houston, TX. She has a degree in culinary arts, and is married to her culinary school sweetheart who is also a chef. Heather has a passion for creating healthy meals that don't sacrifice on flavor. She loves Crossfit and is always looking for ways to make healthier versions of her favorite meals. Heather believes the secret to sticking with any healthy meal plan is to include foods that you really enjoy!

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