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Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org

I have diabetes and this time of year is the toughest for me.  It seems holiday treats/sweets are everywhere tempting me!  Is it ok to indulge a little?  If not, how can I build up enough will power to avoid holiday sweets?

Answer:  The motto I like to follow is everything is OK in moderation. With that being said, treating yourself to a sweet once in a while is okay, you just need to plan ahead.  Here are a few suggestions:

  • Watch your portion size – typically, 3 pieces of hard candy, 1 3inch cookie, or a 1inch square cake is generally 1 carbohydrate choice
  • Plan ahead – if you are attending a gathering where you may be tempted, either eat a balanced meal ahead of time or bring a snack along
  • Save sweets for special occasions like holidays, birthdays, etc
  • Keep treats/sweets out of your house.  Avoid this aisle at the grocery store when shopping.
  • Remain hydrated.  Our bodies cant always tell the difference between hunger and thirst.
  • Continue to exercise.  Not only is this a healthy practice but will also help lower your blood sugars and balance out some treats

 

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