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I.M.MAGIC
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10/27/11 9:49 A

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recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
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this is a link to an adapted recipe from the CoolWHip company--I don't use any artificial sweeteners any more because of other health issues, but I made one of these for my dad and his wife asked me for the recipe--he loves it! LOL

You can reduce the carbs by eliminating the crust--and there is NO BAKING involved! Easy as pie...LOL

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P.S. My family, we sit around after dinner and talk for a few hours before we serve the pie, so for me it counts as my snack and not part of the meal...

Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 10/27/2011 (09:55)
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I just read in Diabetes without Drugs that taking 2 Tablespoons of Vinegar before a high carb meal will help reduce the spike of blood glucose that would normally occur. So bring VINEGAR to Thanksgiving dinner and use it as an appetizer before you dig in.

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10/26/11 10:32 A

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we do not celebrate Thanksgiving not very fond of pie



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I have not tried the sugar free pies from Wal Mart. Do they have a good pumpkin pie? That is pretty much always my downfall.

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Just a question of portion control



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I have been using the plate idea for years. I at Thanksgiving fill my plate with a yummy salad. I eat that kind of slowly and enjoy the conversation. Then I eat the rest of my food. I put turkey and then portion control the rest very carefully. So no piles of stuffing but I can have a taste. I no longer eat yams because I really don't like them. I make choices. It works for me. So years are better than others. But, remember the healthier the better but, it is only one day.

I am learning that the better I eat the better I feel.

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I love myself and therefore can make the best choices to help me reach my goals.

I remind myself daily what my goals are and which direction I want to go.

I can to this.
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10/23/11 6:12 P

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wherever you eat try filling half your plate with veggies quarter protein & rest with potatoes etc



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10/23/11 2:08 P

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I was dx this june and I am hoping I get thru the holidays ok. The sugar free pies at walmart are wonderful.


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10/23/11 11:56 A

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I have "only" been diagnosed with type 2 since Jan. 21 2010 (9 am, but who is remembering! emoticon) but I remember that sense of dread for my "first" holidays as a diabetic. But you know what . . . I already had some good healthy habits developed by Thanksgiving. I KNEW that one thing I really, really had to get under my belt was PORTION CONTROL. That helped.

I brought a SP sugar free, low carb recipe for pumpkin pie minus the crust (I never cared for the crust anyway! It was that filling I was after!) and so I didn't have to deprive myself at all.

I tested my blood sugar before we left (we had Thanksgiving @ my parents in IL). Good to go. Before eating (we traveled 2 hrs.to get there), I tested my blood sugar so I knew how to adjust my eating. I was good to go. Then I had a little of everything offered @ supper, focusing on the veggies and using the 1/2 plate for the veggies and other low carb things, and 1/4 for the protein and 1/4 for higher carb choices and things with fat. Worked like a charm. Had enough wiggle room in the nutrition dept. to have a serving of my pumpkin treat! WooHoo.

So take it one day at a time, one step at a time. You can do this.




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If you haven't check out the Sparkpeople recipes you should. I am blessed because my wife is on this journey with me. We both look through the recipes and then try them. We've found some great holiday recipes .
It will takes some effort but it can be done. I would also say that I select a treat (reward) for myself that I am permitted to have if I have stayed within my limits. Last Thanksgiving I really watched what I ate so I could have some of my favorite pie.

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Diabetes never takes a vacation and neither do I.

Since I plan to be here for another 50 years, I've learned to make holidays more about the people or the celebration, rather than the food. In fact, my commitment to my future means very little revolves around food anymore.

There are so many wonderful veggie side dishes that can be enjoyed; too many to list. Turkey is naturally a very diabetic-friendly food, so indulge! If sweets are still part of your life, you could make a sugar free cheesecake or crustless sugar free pumpkin pie or mousse.

But mostly, I'd suggest thinking about the things we, as diabetics today, should be thankful for; insulin, endocrinologists and researchers working to help us live longer, healthier lives without complications.

Happy T-day!

Valerie

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WITHERBEELINDA
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10/23/11 10:01 A

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I got a reciepe for sugar free pumkin pie that is wonderful and very diabetic friendly. You can also buy them at walmart and they taste great, I mix half mashed potatoes with caulifour with cheese and it taste good.


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Now that my diabetes is kicked up a notch, I'd like some survival tips from "vets" on how to get through Thanksgiving without carb-ing yourself to death. Yummy food everywhere. How to say no and be smart.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!


 
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