HEALTH OR DIET – SHIFTING MY DIET (3) – THE HOLIDAYS
I originally started Writing about my Focus on Reducing my Blood Sugar on my Main Blog The Written Word…
Here are those Articles for those of you who want to start from the Beginning
Oct 22nd – Lettuce Sandwiches? – Shifting Your Diet 2 (This Article Was Posted on The Written Word) – by DarkJade
Oct 18th – Blood Sugar – Shifting Your Diet (This Article Was Posted on The Written Word) – by DarkJade
To Sum it up, a year ago I found out my Blood Sugar was a bit High… The First thing I did was reduce the amount of Regular Soda, and Juice that I was drinking.
I checked it again a month or so back, and it had gone down, but still not low enough… So since then I started to reduce Breads, Regular White Potatoes and White Pasta in my Diet.
And that’s where I’m at. I’ve now been reducing Potatoes, Breads and White Pastas for about 6 or so weeks. It actually hasn’t been all that hard. With the Potatoes I’ve been either eating Yams or Sweet Potatoes instead, which are lower in sugar… Or what I really like to do, is blend Yams and Regular Potatoes together in both Breakfast Potatoes, and Mashed Potatoes… So my Mashed Potatoes are often Orange these days, which is actually pretty cool. And they taste great.
However, the Holidays have arrived, and as I’m sure you know, that makes things a bit more difficult/challenging.
I’m the one who generally makes the Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables for Thanksgiving… My Mom or Oldest Sister generally makes the Turkey. Well, I’d say I ended up eating a decent amount of Stuffing over a 4 day period, and a fair amount of Mashed Potatoes.
Breads really aren’t all that hard for me, as I’ve never been a huge Bread Eater. Chips and Crackers have done their best to sneak their way back into my Diet, but I am combating them as best I can. The trick is to just take a small hand full, and that’s it… Put the bag away, lol.
Soda hasn’t been all that hard, especially since I like Bottle Water, and I’ve found that Diet 7-Up, Diet Pepsi, and especially Diet Root Beer are all quite good.
As far as Juice, I sometimes have a small glass of Orange Juice, or Apple Juice. Basically stopped drinking the High Corn Syrup Cran Drinks, as much as I love them.
I also Love Milk, but you need to keep in mind that Lactose is also a form of sugar, so I try to manage that as best as possible as well… Which I find is even harder than Soda or Juice, as Milk has always been my Favorite Drink. 2% Milk that is, Straight Whole Milk is a bit much.
All and all I think I did okay at Thanksgiving, some Stuffing, some Mashed Potatoes, and some Pie… And now back to what I was doing prior to that week, lol.
Christmas is the next challenge, we generally do Mexican for Christmas, as we do the all out Turkey Feast on Thanksgiving.
Fortunately I’ve never been a Huge Sweet Eater, so I should be okay in the Cookie Department. And other than that, Mexican’s not all that bad, as longs as you don’t eat 200 to 400 chips at one sitting, ha.
I’m supposed to go see the Doc in December, if I get any Blood Work done at that time, I’ll let you know how my newest changes have gone.
Thanks for Listening/Reading, and Good Luck with all that yummy Holiday Food! lol
PICTURE CREDIT – The History of Thanksgiving