4 Diet Changes Needed for Freezing Outdoor Temperatures

Baby, it’s cold outside! While you may find yourself craving different foods than you would in the summer, that doesn’t mean your cold-weather eating habits have to leave you with extra padding come spring.

For the best ways to change your winter diet for the better, we turned to the top nutritionists and healthy eating experts and asked them the diet tweaks

Foods like mac and cheese and mashed potatoes just sound all that much better in the winter, to warm you from the inside out. Unfortunately, these kinds of foods can also be loaded with extra calories.

Keri Gans, RD, a NYC-based nutritionist and author of “The Small Change Diet,” finds herself craving mashed potatoes in the winter, which she says are a good source of fiber, vitamins B6 and C, potassium, phosphorus, and niacin. “But I keep them healthy by swapping the whole milk or cream for nonfat milk and the butter for olive oil and a little Parmesan cheese,” she tells Yahoo Health. “I also leave the potato skin