How to Maintain Your 'Winter' Body: A Step by Step Guide

January 28, 2016

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As a self-proclaimed fashionista and clothing-hoarder, I love a cute summer ensemble just as much as the next girl. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned as I’ve grown older (and wiser), it’s that there’s a strong argument to be made for the winter wardrobe as well. While layers, baggy sweaters, and leggings might not get you on any “Best Dressed” list, they’ll sure make for a more comfortable few months when gluttony and sloth take center stage. If, like me, your idea of a ski weekend includes posting up at the chalet bar, and the idea of the crowded Frog Pond sends you spinning into a panic, your winter activities are limited. Lucky for you, that’s where I come in. Follow these five steps to achieve the ultimate winter body… because nothing makes the cold weather more bearable than a healthy layer of fat and some quality R&R. Am I right?

jennifer lawrence


Step 1: Pause that gym membership and invest in a Netflix subscription. Check out some of the shows we’ll be binge-watching:

Master of None Aziz Ansari Forever.

Parts Unknown Watch Anthony Bourdain travel the world and eat exotic foods while you stay home and eat take-out.

Orange Is the New Black Making prison look good since 2013.

Better Call Saul Did you love Breaking Bad? Learn how Saul Goodman got his start before he represented Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal.


Step 2: Carbs, carbs, and more carbs. I don’t care if they come in the form of pizza, grilled cheese, or cookies. Whoever said nothing tastes as good as skinny feels is a flat-out liar. Here’s a list of our absolute favorites from around Boston:

The greasy breakfast sandwich: Hidden Kitchen, 535 Albany Street, South End

The perfect pizza: Picco, 513 Tremont Street, South End

Hangover Helper Chicken Fingers: Junction, 110 Dorchester Street, South Boston

Delectable Donuts: Union Square Donuts, 20 Bow Street, Somerville


Step 3: Say goodbye to your jeans and hello to anything with at least 75% Spandex.


Step 4: Outsource your shoveling to the neighborhood kid down the street. He probably needs the money more than you do anyway.


Step 5: Achieve a Buddha-like level of happiness and relaxation.