“Come on. This is a special day. Just have a little bit.”
“I made this especially for you.”
“Can’t you give yourself a break on the holidays?”
The holiday season is upon us. Celebration. Food. More food. Lots of holiday togetherness revolving around the dining room table. Lots of encouragement to eat, overeat, and otherwise give in to culinary temptations. Along with breaking your diet.
Yes, food is love. And during the holidays, you might feel like everybody wants to demonstrate their love with a platter of food. For a diabetic, giving in to all that temptation can have disastrous results. But it’s not much fun to say no when everybody else is saying yes, yes, and yes again. And expecting you to do the same.
Here's a link to an article I wrote recently: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-infor...
So how do you handle these situations? How do you communicate in a way that keeps your needs front and center?
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