The holiday season is just around the corner with people gearing up for the Halloween tricks or treat. Holiday season is synonymous with family, friends and office get-togethers and great food. Food plays a vital role in the festival season, many health-conscious people are worried about bingeing. There are many who have the privilege to overindulge while there are others who have to find means to resist the temptation. The victims of diabetics fall into the latter category as they don’t have the privilege to indulge in bingeing on what they love to eat and throw their dietary caution to the wind.
Tips And Advice For Diabetics
These tips were put forward by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help the diabetics healthy while allowing them to enjoy the food that is served during the holiday season.
- Follow your normal routine as much as possible
You can never predict how the holiday season is going to turn out. CDC advises the diabetics to offer to bring a diabetic friendly dish to the parties and gatherings they would be attending. Also, never skip any meals on the day you would be attending the gathering in anticipation of a large holiday meal. The reason is it will be difficult to control the levels of the blood sugar.
- Eat slowly
Eating slowly will give the brain ample time to signal the body that the tummy is full. Its not just the diabetics the non-diabetics are also advised to eat slowly so as to avoid bingeing on all those high-calorie delicious holiday spread. It is said that diabetics who eat slowly don’t usually overindulge in calorie rich holiday food that is likely to affect their blood sugar levels.
Never overindulge in alcohol
Alcohol is a part of any festival gatherings. Diabetics must take extra care while consuming liquor. The reason is alcohol can reduce the blood sugar levels and also interact with diabetes medicines. Therefore, keep alcohol consumption to minimum.
Holiday season is a time when you have to juggle between many social schedules along with the responsibilities of the everyday grind. Many people including the diabetics have the urge to skip their routine exercises and going to the gym. However, you need to find time to go to gym if you want to keep the blood sugar levels within the normal range.
By having a right plan the diabetics can feast on the healthy festival and holiday food without feeling guilty.