As many paleo/primal adherents focus on eating seasonally appropriate foods, and getting back to our basic natural rhythms with sleep, sex, and eating, I wonder what an optimal, seasonal approach to weight management and energy output would look like. Should modern humans follow an annual, seasonal model for weight and energy management?
For early humans in areas with 3-4 months of snow and ice, what model would have been followed? Gaining in the fall and lazy during the winter, like a bear? Moderate fall gain with higher energy output for less return (working harder for less food) during the winter like wolves?
Pointers to articles, studies, or previous threads very much appreciated.