The Frightening Part of the Year
The fall season through Happy New Year is the hardest time of the year for me. Everywhere I look I see tempting foods of all types that people enjoy only once a year. I used to love all the fabulous desserts and the candies, fudge, cakes, pies and rich treats associated with every step from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years. That's a quadruple whammy of temptation. I think I'm not the only one who has this temptation to face.
The way I deal with it is not to buy any of the sweets and I do not cook them. I do allow myself one small treat at each special meal, except Halloween. I make the desserts myself so I can control the ingredients. They aren't gourmet and most people would probably not want them, but to me they are delicious, and I enjoy them with a cup of decaf coffee, and there's nothing better.
I always stop and ask myself if eating the high carb, high calorie butter and sugar laden dessert is worth what it will do to my blood reading. The answer is that for me it is not worth it. I am on no medication so I have to be especially careful to control my food because I want to stay med-free. I can do that and I will. I hope we all just enjoy the season and the fun of the holidays and we don't get depressed because we can't have all the goodies. I say I have control and have it figured out so eating what I call illegal foods is not on my menu plans. Let's say Happy Halloween! Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year! Let's enjoy the activity and music and whatever we love about this time of year. These holidays are so much bigger than the food.
We have to be as healthy as possible and enjoy the holidays. I hope everyone will feel good and concentrate on the positives.