Top 4 Ways to Manage Your Diabetes Diet at Weddings and Graduations
With the summer just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for weddings, graduations, cookouts, and other celebrations that, often, involve large amount of food and small amounts of sugar-free options. Here are some tips to help you eat healthy (without having to take your own food) to this summer’s events.
A healthy snack before attending a summertime event may help to satisfy you for longer than if you were to attend the event on an empty stomach. Have a handful of carrots with peanut butter about thirty minutes before the event. The sugar in the carrots will give you energy while the protein in the peanut butter will help you stay full.
While you certainly don’t want to make it through an event drinking water alone, water can help you to feel full if the healthy food options are limited. Water will not only hydrate your body and keep you cool from the summer heat, but water will also keep your stomach from growling until you can get your hands on something healthier.
Skip the Bread and Buns
Bread is a normal part of many summertime meals. Whether you are served a roll at a fancy wedding reception, or a bun with that char-broiled burger, it’s important to remember that Diabetics need to be cautious when it comes to dining on carbohydrates. Therefore, remove (or avoid) the bread in order to stay in better control of your blood sugar level. And hey – don’t worry about people staring at you for eating a bun-less burger – skipping unnecessary carbs can be trendy, especially in the swimsuit season!
Appreciate the Veggie Tray
Nearly all hosts and hostesses will set out a fruit and veggie tray for their guests, regardless of the kind of event. Therefore, even if everything else on the table is cooked in grease, fried, or filled with sugar, healthy food-seeking folks can find something to nosh on.
Pile your plate high with a variety of veggies and add a small portion of cheese and wheat crackers for a fully well-rounded meal that would delight even the most meticulous nutritionist. Warning: stay away from dips, unless it’s a low-sugar yogurt dip. Veggie dips can quickly tack on an additional 300 or more calories without to what would otherwise be a healthy meal.