ATLANTA (WAOK) – The fall season brings more than chilly temperatures.

Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian Carolyn Snyder says it’s the time of year when people tend to pack on some extra pounds by eating things like stews or creamy soups.

She says becoming less active in the colder months combined with having higher calorie, high carb foods can cause weight gain.

Snyder suggests cutting the calories in your favorite fall foods by using alternative ingredients that are lower in fat and carbs.

Use skim milk in place of whole milk or cream, and replace something like corn with a less starchy vegetable.

Snyder also says people can burn more calories when the weather gets colder by finding activities they’ll enjoy doing either inside or outdoors.

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