By REWART2008 Latest Reply 2011-11-23 23:09:04 -0600
Started 2011-11-22 17:00:12 -0600

Is anyone going to try and diet or start a new diet during the holidays? Myself I am going to hit it hard after the holidays, too much good eating ahead.

13 replies

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-23 01:31:27 -0600 Report

Shoot, diet is a 4 lettered BAD word! I prefer lifestyle change myself. It's all about living a good clean life and making the good choices, not the bad ones. And constantly educating yourself.
Don't get me wrong, I slip up now and again. I am human after all! I'm lucky that I have not really gone crazy one the holidays for a long time. I got tired of feeling like crude after chowing down! So I'm good! :)

MEGriff1950 2011-11-22 21:30:31 -0600 Report

I agree with James diet is a 4 letter word. My health is too important to mess up now for the sake of some high carbohydrates. Since I have been following my plan I no longer crave the sweets like I used to and they do not taste as good to me anymore.

pixsidust 2011-11-22 21:04:49 -0600 Report

I am planning my success during these Holidays. This is my first major Holiday season as a Diabetic. What I will change after the Holidays is my exercise program. I have increased my walking but want to do more.

I have been discovering all the different kinds of apples that exist. Some are so good like the Jazz apple or the Pink Lady. I feel like I am having dessert.

I can not say tomorrow is another day for what I eat or my overall health.
Today is the day for me to live and not damage myself.
I will eat more turkey but not the dressing and believe if I am careful
then that is what good eating is all about!

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-23 22:02:00 -0600 Report

I like the HoneyCrisp apples. They come out in the fall and are so juicy and sweet that it is dessert!! A few little slices of low fat cheese and I am happy!!

SCLWKR 2011-11-23 23:09:04 -0600 Report

I just picked up these apples from the market today. I will try one tomorrow. Apples are my go-to snack with the fiber benefits and portability.

Jeanae 2011-11-23 20:06:29 -0600 Report

I love that "today is the day for me to live and not damage myself". I am going to have to quote you. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kirla 2011-11-22 21:00:26 -0600 Report

I follow my diet no matter what. I found that low carb vegetables and turkey don’t spike my blood sugar. Sometimes there are low carb dips and vegetables for dipping. I just stay away from the stuffing, potatoes, bread and most foods that are high carb starchy foods. I always find enough to eat. Most of the time I bring some low carb pumpkin pie and cake. That way if there isn’t much I can eat I always got the deserts to eat. I also found that I could eat the other stuff if I only eat a small spoonful of each. But that takes a lot of will power to do. I found most people can’t eat just one of anything.

jayabee52 2011-11-22 19:11:24 -0600 Report

DIET is a 4 letter word! I prefer "eating plan" or some such I am on the verge of starting a new menu plan to hopefully better the way my kidney's nephrons filter out the poisons in my blood. I don't plan to start that until after the new year, when I have all the research needed done and all my tools to eat that way at my disposal.

Jeanae 2011-11-23 20:07:34 -0600 Report

what will you change from your existing diet? I have been following one similar to the one you posted before.

Caroltoo 2011-11-22 17:49:23 -0600 Report

Since I control my diabetes entirely with diet and exercise, I will be watching what I eat carefully. To take a holiday from my diet is like taking a holiday from health for me. If you are using insulin, you can probably adapt and will be fine. Have a great holiday and enjoy whatever you do eat. Carol

Type1Lou 2011-11-22 17:47:45 -0600 Report

The truth is that if I am serious about managing my diabetes, I am ALWAYS following a diet and trying to limit my carbs to no more than 120 grams per day…holidays or not. To me, overindulging during the holidays is not worth the potential problems I might be contributing to down the road. Do I sometimes "fall off the wagon"? Sure I do, but I do it less frequently now and hope I can stave off blindness and kidney failure and the other complications that come with diabetes.

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