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On this feel good Thanksgiving Day, I am looking forward to a family Thanksgiving dinner. As we close out the month of November, which is also National Diabetes Awareness Month, I have one last tip for you. By the time you’re hearing this episode, Thanksgiving is over, but Christmas is coming, with lots of holiday parties and party foods. You may be thinking, “What can I do with all these temptations before me, to control my blood sugar?” especially if you’re diabetic, or pre-diabetic, or want to control your weight.
Dr. Phil talks about eating plans for the holidays. Listen in to learn how to avoid the holiday lumps, bumps and humps.
Key Takeaways from This Podcast:
[3:41] Dr. Phil has seven simple rules for helping control blood sugar, and avoiding those excessive holiday pounds a lot of people put on during the holidays.
[4:09] First, start with drinks. Cut out the sugary drinks, and drink mainly water. Why should you drink a full glass of water about 15 minutes before eating?
[4:53] Second, focus on protein. Put a palm-sized serving of meat, or whatever protein source you eat, on your plate first. Build fruits and vegetables around that.
[5:29] Three, use a smaller plate and you may be satisfied. Four, eliminate the bread, and reduce portion sizes of other simple carbs.
[6:59] Five, take your time, and slow down. Don’t race to get seconds. Give your brain 20 minutes to get the signal that you’re full.
[7:45] Six, enjoy your special holiday dessert, but eat a smaller portion. Seven, increase your activity level. Take a walk during half-time. Be more active, that’s the key.
[10:25] Please, take the diabetes risk seriously. Start living a healthier lifestyle.
[11:12] Dr. Phil’s book, How to Live Until You Die, will be released in time for your New Year’s Resolutions, to make 2017 the best year of your life. To keep informed on the release of the book, enter your email address at CarsonNatural.com/FeelingGoodLife.
[12:18] If you know someone struggling with prediabetes, or diabetes, please share these Feeling Good Podcast episodes, and ask them to subscribe.
[12:40] This episode’s Feeling Good Superheroes are two people very special to Dr.Phil — his late grandmothers, Mabel Carson and Bonita Gray. Thanksgiving Day was always a special day in his family to gather together — at one grandma’s during lunch time, and at one grandma’s during supper time. Both were awesome cooks!
[14:59] If any of you have any questions you want answered, please visit carsonnatural.com & click on the ‘Ask Dr. Phil’ microphone to ask your questions, or email them to [email protected].
Mentioned in This Episode of The Feeling Good Podcast:
Dr. Laura Washington
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