Health Experts: Watch Out for Fatty Fall Foods

Created: 10/17/2012 8:23 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

We know that people tend to pack on a few pounds during the holidays, but health officials say holidays aren’t the only reason Americans gain weight this time of year.

Fall foods tend to be a little starchier, and favorite fall drinks like apple cider have a lot of calories. You might not realize you’re drinking a lot more calories than usual.

"Coming home and having your heavy stews and having your cream soups to warm up after a long cold day is only going to add extra calories when you're eating the lighter foods during the summer months," says Carolyn Snyder of Cleveland Clinic.

Dieticians say you should pay attention to calorie count and make sure to stay active no matter how cold it gets outside.