4.2018

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Holiday Eating: Survival Tip # 2

Let the celebrating begin! You can enjoy the holiday season while maintaining your commitment to optimal health. Remember this basic concept: Drink plenty of water. Water can be filling which may diminish hunger and allow for healthful food decision making. You can dilute juice drinks with water, which will lower the amount of sugar and calories you take in. If you are partying, I recommend alternating water with alcoholic beverages to prevent overdoing the alcohol as well as decrease your simple carbohydrate and calorie intake (and minimize the morning after headache…).


Holiday Eating: Survival Tip # 1

Let the celebrating begin! You can enjoy the holiday season while maintaining your commitment to optimal health. Remember this basic concept: Eat 5 small meals per day. This approach to eating is recommended to both maintain efficient metabolism and to minimize hunger. Eating often throughout the day allows for healthful food decision making. You know what happens when you become ravenous—you will eat any and all food put in front of you!

The best thing I did when I discovered I had Type 2 Diabetes was to call Robin Mallery. She coached me to craft a plan to turn this condition around, and the encouragement to believe that I can.  Instead of feeling overwhelmed, I am managing well, using Robin’s program of small steps, achievable goals, and positive reinforcement.  She’s not only a fountain of knowledge and experience, but a loving teacher and motivator.  For the first time in years, I don’t feel helpless about eating and weight gain.  Thank you, Robin!

—GC, Austin

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