Seems to me that the holidays come earlier and earlier each year. Halloween wasn’t even over when stores were preparing for Christmas, however that’s when diabetics are challenged greatest. From Halloween to New Year’s we are constantly being bombarded with “the good stuff”.
What is this good stuff…candy, cake, baked goods and NONE are diabetic friendly. For me it started a few days before Halloween. I started seeing bags of candy stacking up for the trick or treaters and held firm on my willpower. Made it way past Halloween without having a problem. So many of us have these challenges with sweets and they are going to intensify in the next few weeks.
Here are a few suggestions I’ve tried:
- Drink lots of water when you get the urge for sweets – I guess drowning will keep you from eating sugar
- Eat a salad (but avoid the dressing) – I like this one, now I don’t get my snack and it’s tasteless
- Take a walk – This may actually help, get your mind off of the snack into a new atmosphere. Then when you come home you’ll be in a different mindset.
- Eat a low glycemic treat like Granola Gourmet bars – ok here is one that does work for me.
Dealing with food challenges is going to become a bigger issue in the next 6 weeks. Be honest with yourself, hiding your treat does not help your problem.
Disclaimer: This information is provided for general informational purposes only. Granola Gourmet does not treat, cure or prevent diabetes or any disease, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.