I usually want more food in the morning during the winter. Toast or a hard-boiled egg just doesn't do it. Steel-cut oatmeal or almond butter and a banana are excellent power-packed options. Having a full belly makes me feel warmer, and choosing high-fiber carbs or combining carbs with protein gives me plenty of fuel.
Go play in the snow
Sledding with your kids burns 485 calories an hour. Making a snowman, 277. And just trudging through a park (in waterproof boots or snowshoes) blasts 526 calories. Besides the excellent workout you'll get, the sun and the crisp air can't help but elevate your mood and energy levels. See, who needs a gym?