I hope everyone has a nice holiday this week. Treat yourself to some food you might not ordinarily eat. Since it's Thanksgiving, I will eat about
a spoon of the stuffing but not the potatoes because I prefer to eat the acorn squash. I won't eat any rolls but I'll take about
half a slice of the cranberry sauce. If I eliminated all the carbs from the meal I'd only have the turkey and ham on my plate, so I compromise in my own way. I'm the one who makes the pumkin pie and I found that it does not need a crust. That cuts way down on the carbs and calories. I also cut down on the sugar with the pumpkin by using half sugar and half Splenda/stevia. Or, you can make two pies, one with a crust and one without. A good substitute crust is to use ground almond meal instead of graham crackers. You can grind the almonds yourself or buy a bag. It's readily available in the supermarket. Add some Splenda or a combination of sugar and Splenda/stevia with melted butter to the almond meal and you'll have a nice crust. There are many ways for us to still have some control at a holiday meal. Don't forget moderation.
Remember that it's not only what we eat but how much. Even overloading on a plate of meat will still make blood sugar rise. The key is moderation. Be careful of drinks, too. Eggnog, cocoa, etc. have a lot of sugar. If the weather is nice, get the family to go for a walk with you after dinner.
We can still enjoy the holiday food with some smart choices.
What are you all having? And I apologize to our Canadian members for forgetting your Thanksgiving last month! I hope you had a great time!
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled so far by diet and exercise
very low carb way of eating