8 Tips To Enjoy Holiday Parties & Control Diabetes

Christmas drinksThe holiday season is in full swing. Baking cookies for family and friends and holiday parties with cocktails and rich hors d’oeuvres can throw even the most faithful healthy eaters off track. And having diabetes can make it feel like an even greater challenge—one that might lead you to say no when it comes to holiday parties. But sticking to a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean deprivation—not if you take the right approach.

The following tips will help you manage diabetes and enjoy the holiday season without deprivation or guilt.

Forget the ‘all or nothing’ mindset. Depriving yourself of special foods or feeling guilty when you enjoy them isn’t part of a healthy eating strategy. If you plan ahead, you can enjoy small portions of the traditional holiday foods you really want—even when you have diabetes.