28. October 2011 03:57
Will you be indulging in Halloween candy? Are you going to go to several holiday parties this year? Controlling your diabetes can be very difficult during these holidays. Keep in mind, it can be done by making some smart choices.
According to The American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes can have sweets. This includes chocolate, pies, brownies, cakes and much more. Play it smart and keep the portions small. Plan to fit these carbohydrates into your meal plan. For example, if you want a brownie, exchange it for your potato.
Most people say it is ok to eat whatever you want because it is a special occasion. While this is true and everyone deserves a treat sometimes, over doing it is never a good idea. Here are some ideas that you can use to help you make the holidays fun and healthy.
- Try to limit treats to once a day and remember to keep the portions small
- Before going to a party, eat some raw vegetables or fruit so you do not over-eat at the party
- Use the smallest plate and have more vegetables than carbohydrates
- After eating, get others to take a walk with you.
What guidelines do you generally follow to help you control your diabetes over the holiday seasons?