Why do we get fat in winter?

Your constant evasion of social events (and choosing Netflix and hot chocolate instead) is proof that most of us hibernate like bears in our cosy beds and homes during winter. This instinctual tendency to hibernate or ‘hide’ from the cold is one possible reason why we can gain weight in winter.”Scientists suggest our primitive instincts kick in and we feel the need to stock up on calories, much the way bears prepare for hibernation,” body science expert Moodi Dennaoui, aka The Diet Doctor, says.