It felt like life threw you a curveball with your recent diabetes diagnosis. Now, it’s time for all of the big holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. You can’t help but feel a bit cheated and apprehensive: how will you survive this overindulgent time of year now that you have to watch your diabetic diet so carefully? There are endless work parties, get-togethers with friends, and family dinners coming up on your calendar. They’re filled with good times…and lots, lots of unhealthy food and drinks. What will you do now?
The key to prevent overindulging is to have a plan for the holidays. Remember that it’s not really about the food: it’s about the people you’re with. Do little things to set yourself up for success beforehand.
Here are some ways the holidays can still be fun without endangering your health: Continue Reading Diabetes 101: Eating healthy during the holidays