Take 5 in Lax Season
Take 5 to Stay in Control During Lax Season
For most people, the holidays are the season of lax. (No, we don't mean lacrosse.) 'Tis the season when good habits go bad and bad habits go nuts. So how do you celebrate and manage your diabetes when you're constantly surrounded by holiday temptations? You take five and stay in control!
Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN (06/12)
Snow Peas with Water Chestnuts and Bamboo Shoots Honey-Lime Butter Stove Top Pasta and Ground Turkey Turkey Mushroom Omelet Mustard and Sage Grilled Chicken Wild Rice-Broccoli Salad Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms Greek Lentil Stew Shrimp Quesadillas Rosemary Chicken Skewers
Holidays are tricky, no? Between managing diabetes among massive amounts of junk food, managing stress to manage bloodsugar among (sometimes) massive amounts of family squabbling, shopping stress and the like, and trying to get enough sleep and exercise in the cold winter months - it's a lot to handle. So I've got a two tier plan to keep bloodsugars at bay this year. Tier one - diet and exercise. Typically, at this time of year I do what I call the nutrition and gym...