Even though you cannot control what is being served, you can enjoy the holidays with these easy tips to eating healthy. If you are a diabetic these tips can help you stick to your meal plan.
It’s the time of year for family, fun and festivities. When you can’t control what is served, you can control how much you eat and what you eat.
Savor a serving of the foods you really love. Look for the foods you like the most and put those on your plate to enjoy leaving off the foods you don’t particularly care for. Less food equals less calories.
When invited to a party, offer to bring a dish of your own. Bring a healthy dish that you enjoy. If you must have that sweet treat cut back on other carbs like bread, stuffing and potatoes. You can still have some if you must, but make it a small portion.
Skipping a meal so that you can feast at the party will only make it harder to manage your blood sugar and you’ll be hungrier during the feast which will make you more likely to overeat. If you are diabetic and will be eating later than usual, be sure to eat a small snack at your usual meal time. This will help keep your blood sugars manageable.
Hack for the holiday: Which pie has less calories and sugar?
Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie with a dollop of whipped cream?
Pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream has less calories by a third!
Tis the season to keep moving! Take a daily walk, bike ride or do some kind of exercise. This secret will be your weapon to make up for over eating. Exercise also reduces stress along with getting enough sleep. Getting enough zzz’s will also help guard against mindless eating. So, get those ZZZ’s, at least 7 to 8 hours per night.
Most of all enjoy your family, friends and all the fun the holidays have to offer.
Stay healthy my friends.