Thanksgiving Dinner

Crystal R. Davidson
By Crystal R. Davidson Latest Reply 2012-11-22 11:22:57 -0600
Started 2012-11-20 20:54:28 -0600

Thanksgiving dinner will be tricky for us diabetics because theres a lot of goodies that we want but can only eat a certain amount of the goodies.

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-21 15:20:09 -0600 Report

Thanksgiving Day will not be tricky for me. Once I got very good control of my blood sugar, my doctor gave me one Free day a week to eat what I want. I plan on doing this tomorrow. I plan to have a eat my favorite Thanksgiving foods and have dessert. My numbers may go up a bit but I won't care because it doesn't happen often.

tabby9146 2012-11-22 10:08:54 -0600 Report

thats great. when I was in class, they never told us we had a free day and my doctor didn't either ,but…I do not worry on thanksgiving day and Christmas day, and Christmas Eve, I will eat larger portions of some things. For example today, I will eat less rice with my gumbo, because I want to have a dessert and I will have dressing, and I won't have a roll. However, I will eat more of evrything than I normally would like I always do. The dessert will be maybe a couple of hours after lunch. I drank my water this morning, ate a healthy breakfast, my trick is to eat normally in the mornings, not 'save' it all for lunch, otherwise well, it is like a roller coaster, so the steadier the better. I am having some nuts soon for a snack and that will help things. Someone usually brings that wonderful chocolate delight (chocolate pudding with a layer of a cream cheese stuff and a very different tasty kind of crust and I won't eat the crust, because I want to have a piece of pie too!! I am careful but not TOO careful, I enjoy myself. I always try to remember, my in law's always encourage us to take home things, so more pie can be brought home for tomorrow.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-22 11:22:57 -0600 Report

Tabby after the first 6 months of being diagnosed, my blood sugar was in better control than my doctor thought it would be. He asked me what was the one thing I wanted that I could eat that would make me happy. I said a piece of fried chicken and a slice of homemade apple pie. He told me I could have it. The pie had very little effect on my numbers. Another 6 months, my A1C had dropped drastically because of what I was doing. He told me I could have a free day to eat what ever I wanted. So today I will have the norms but I will also have sweet potato casserole, dressing and dessert. I am having dessert at a friends house so it will be at least 4 hours between dinner and dessert. I will also eat more protein and veggies. Even with my Free day, I am careful of what I eat but like you not too careful. I won't care if my numbers rise.

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