With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it can be difficult to enjoy a hearty meal without worrying about your blood sugar if you have diabetes.
Take a look below at 3 helpful dietary tips for enjoying the perfect Thanksgiving that won’t have you regretting it later:
Many seniors think that they’ll have “more room” for the big nightly feast if they skip normal meals during the day beforehand. But that’s not the smartest decision: sticking to a normal eating schedule makes it easier not to overeat and overindulge by the time dinner rolls around. Remember to share any dietary restrictions you or your loved one may have with the dinner’s primary host(s).
Go Light On The Meat.
This can be interpreted two ways: while white turkey meat is lower in fat and has fewer calories than dark meat, even elders with a penchant to pig out on white meat need to be aware that more than 4 oz. of the stuff can put your diabetic well-being in jeopardy. And please, say no to the skin!
Have Pumpkin Pie Be Your Dessert.
Enjoy a nice slice of pumpkin pie over pecan pie if possible. If you can, make sure that the pie is made with a sugar substitute and nonfat evaporated milk for a healthier dessert. Also, enjoy it with low-fat and/or sugar-free whipped cream for a Thanksgiving that’s capped off right– because it’s so light!
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