Compromise 2

Whether you have diabetes or an autoimmune disease which you manage with nutrition, every bite counts.  Continued compromises can create failure.  It is December.  A month easily filled with excuses and excess.  Make it a goal now to come out better than you went in once January hits!  You are in control of what goes into your mouth and your kids’ mouths, even if it doesn’t feel that way.  Make some rules and stick to them.  Maybe something like nothing with artificial colors.  Or no eating out all month.  Or only one glass of wine at a social event.  Or no refined flour products.  You know what’s up.  You know your weak spots, and they’re likely different from mine.  But step back.  Be honest.  Make a plan.

There is no cookie worth a blood sugar of 300.  No piece of Pillsbury dough worth joint pain and swelling.  No piece of cheese worth sitting on the toilet for.  No month of parties worth 5 extra pounds.

Make your home a safe zone.  Today.  December 1st.  Give all the unopened, easy packaged snacks to the food bank.  Give the opened ones to friends.  Or throw in the trash and dump leftover Thanksgiving gravy on top so there are no second chances.  (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m glad.)  Don’t buy more.  Get rid of foods you know are not edifying to your body.

Come out of December better than you went in.

~~Terri

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