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Making Healthy Choices - Enjoying Surviving the Holidays with Diabetes


The holidays are often a time of friends, family and festivities. Many of these gatherings involve FOOD! Here are some tips to help you prepare for the season.


Holiday Survival Tips


  • Get adequate sleep, exercise, and nutrition.
  • When you’re hungry, consider what you want, what you need, and what you have to eat before choosing food. 
  • Decide how you want to feel when you're finished eating; serve yourself accordingly(or adjust the portion if someone else served you). 
  • When you crave unhealthy food, don’t feel guilty. Remind yourself that all foods fit when you practice balance, variety, and moderation. 
  • Choose small portions of your “must have” holiday foods. 
  • At parties, carry a glass of mineral water, club soda or diet pop. 
  • Wear fitted clothing so you are less likely to over eat. 
  • Sit down to eat and minimize distractions. 
  • Eat slowly and mindfully for maximal enjoyment from every bite.

 For a printable version of these helpful tips click here.



Check out these websites for more information on tackling the holiday season in a healthy way:

  • Click here to read about 7 Tips for a Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Season
  • Click here to read about 10 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain
  • Click here to read about 5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
  • Click here to read about Creating a Diabetes Action Plan for the Holidays
  • Click here to read the Recipe for Healthy Holiday Eating in your web browser




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