Who doesn’t love the holidays? The family, the fun and of course the food! This can be a dangerous combination for those with diabetes.
Nutritionist Karen McGeehan MA, CN, LE joined us to talk about how we can actually survive and thrive during the holiday party scene even if you have diabetes.
Karen explores the effects that food has on our neurotransmitters – those tiny communicators in our brains that can leave us feeling happy, sad, anxious, fearful, etc. Learn about how and when digestion starts (it’s way before it hits your gut).
And thankfully, Karen’s philosophy and practice does allow for indulging in the holiday foods we enjoy – even when we live with diabetes. Her tips are sensible: eat mindfully, eat what you love, enjoy it while you are eating it, and choose small portions.
She also reminds us that feeling guilty about what we eat is counterproductive, and may even contribute to unwanted pounds.
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