Hello there fellow diabetics! I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays. I know we may not be able to celebrate the same way this year as years before. You may even be celebrating alone this year. Please do not let this get you down, this is not an excuse to eat in excess this year.
There will be a lot of challenges this holiday season and I want to give you some tips to help keep you on track as much as possible.
- Balance rich treats and special meals with super healthy, veggie-based snacks and meals
- Fit in extra activity daily
- Increase your water intake
- Keep thinking positively
- Engage with others
- Don’t let others pressure you
- Remember your overall health goals
- Slow down and be present with the food
- Capture the first bite
- Take small portions – you can always go back for more
- Enjoy the flavor and texture of the food
- Remember family and friends no longer with us
- Honor your memories, all the special people and moments with the food you make this year
- Appreciate that you have enough food to eat
- Appreciate that you have a choice in what you eat
- Chew your food slowly and savor the flavors
- I cannot stress this enough, get some extra activity in!
Remember, this is a time to spend being thankful for what you still have this year. I know 2020 freaking sucks, you may have lost a couple people this year. But there is still so much to be thankful for.
There’s a couple of really good looking vaccines that will be available soon. You are still alive right now. You may still have friends and family. You still have someone to talk to (me). You woke up this morning.
Times may seem dark right now, but I want you to know that wherever there is darkness, light is sure to follow. Just hang in there. You are the most amazing person in the world. You can make it through each day one step at a time. You’ve got this!
Some of them are bad quality but I want to share some photos of my fur baby that passed away a month ago. May it trigger your seratonin and make you feel better.