Q: What are some suggestions for reducing my carb intake at thanksgiving?
A: That's a great question and the answer will vary slightly based on where you meal will take place. If you are hosting the meal then its an easy
fix to create vegetable side dishes that are lower in carb. Skinnytaste.com has some great options. Or it can be as simple as including a veggie
tray and/or a meat and cheese tray with your meal. Squash is an option as a lower carb vegetable so long as its free of added sugars. If you are
going somewhere else see if you can find out what the meal will be, if there are no low carb options request to bring a side dish to share. Regardless
of the location of the meal and whether or not you have control of the food choices, you definitely have control of your portions. So go ahead
and try everything if you must, just be sure to reduce your portion size of the carb heavy items and load up on things like turkey and green veggies.
And also be sure to take your medications. Don't lie to yourself about the carb count or neglect to test your blood sugar, its important on these
days to be aware of whats going on so if you are on insulin you can dose accordingly. Last tip, get active. Go for a walk, play an active game
with family, start decorating the house for Christmas. Just add some activity to help utilize all that extra energy you ate. And don't forget to
enjoy the time with family and friends! Happy Thanksgiving!
Jessica Carter is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. She is the founder and president of Core Health & Nutrition,
As a wife, mother, and dedicated professional, Jessica is passionate about living life to the fullest while still maintaining
Jessica founded Core Health & Nutrition on the fundamental belief that with the right information and a little bit
of motivation, anyone can have good health. She also believes that the ability to prevent disease and lead a healthy
life is all about making the right choices. It is the mission of Core Health & Nutrition to provide clients with
the knowledge, the tools and the motivation to make the best decisions for their health.