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)
Acorn Squash Soup Zucchini and Mushrooms Pizza Turkey Barley Skillet Supper Crunchy Baked Fruit Tomato Florentine Soup Grilled Tuna with Vegetables in Herb Butter Beef and Veggies Grilled Curried Lime Chicken Kabobs Green Pea and Mushroom Mix Banana, Raspberry, and Cottage Cheese Split
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...