Holidays, Families Together, and FOOD!
In 2014 according to the Center for Disease Control and
More than 29 million people in the United States have
diabetes, and one in four people with diabetes doesn’t know he or she has it.
Another 86 million adults – more than one in three U.S.
adults – have prediabetes. Without weight loss and moderate physical
activity, 15 percent to 30 percent of people with prediabetes will develop type
2 diabetes within five years.
If you or a loved one falls into either of these groups the
holidays can be challenging.
Here are some tips:
Create new traditions- plan a
holiday walk, play family games, or have healthy recipe and cooking contest!
Try simple food swaps:
- Replace full fat sour cream with non-fat plain
greek yogurt for dips
- Add celery, apples, carrots and onions to your
- Choose whole grain rolls instead of white rolls
- Use less sugar in your pies
Bring veggies- either your own
casserole dish, a salad, or cut up.
Eat a small light meal before the
Plan ahead for sweets- skip the
rolls, serve yourself smaller
portions of sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, or stuffing. Balance your carbs to make room for your favorite dessert.