Guest Post by Vicki Kron of Diabetic Weight Loss Success
November is National Diabetes Month. It’s a month to share information about diabetes so those who may be undiagnosed will seek help for their symptoms. But even most diabetics don’t know that a low carb diet is the best way to manage diabetes.
Just eliminating grains and sugars from your diet will lower your blood sugar, control your diabetes, and allow you to lose weight all at the same time.
A diagnosis of Prediabetes can be completely reversed and controlled by eating a low carb diet.
Those who begin eating low carb as soon as they are diagnosed have the least chance of becoming a full-blown Type 2 Diabetic. Not only is a low carb diet the easiest diet to follow and maintain, but it is the best medicine to treat diabetes.
It’s ironic that National Diabetes Month comes in November, when Thanksgiving celebrations put the focus on food. Family traditions are cherished and enjoyed during the holidays and many of the food choices that are traditions in my family and probably yours too, are very high in carbs.
My family Thanksgiving traditions used to include turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes with marshmallow topping, green bean casserole, jellied cranberry sauce, corn pudding, Pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and Apple pie with ice cream. There are usually lots of after-dinner cordials and special treats such as fudge, candied pecans, and cookies to snack on if anyone could still eat anything.
Can you spot the Low Carb dishes in the menu above? Actually, nothing I’ve mentioned is low carb except for the star of the day – the Turkey.
Amazing as it seems a tasty Thanksgiving Dinner can be totally low carb, and if you are diabetic, or on a low carb diet, or just have very good taste, this menu will be enjoyed by dieters, diabetics and “regular” eaters alike. You can cook it all yourself, or you can prepare some of the dishes and purchase the rest. You can even buy a completely roasted turkey at most grocery stores these days.
Here’s my Low Carb Thanksgiving Dinner Menu:
- Appetizers: Mixed marinated olives, spicy roasted nuts, spinach dip and crudities
- Main Entrée: Roasted Turkey with Wild Mushroom Turkey Gravy, Sausage and Herb Stuffing
- Side Dishes: Mashed Cauliflower Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Relish
- Dessert: Low Carb Praline Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream
Download my Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes here.
All of them will allow you to eat a Thanksgiving feast and still not gain weight.
Have a Happy Low Carb Thanksgiving!
- Vicki Kron of Diabetic Weight Loss Success