I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday! What's the healthiest food you ate? How about the least! Now that Monday is here is it time to get "back on track" or were you on track regardless of the holiday weekend?
I posted in another strand that the family celebrations(2) have many more veggies for me to graze on. My wife also prepares some starches with no sugars, and these are low on glycemic index. I did well with the celebrations, and kept my weight at the norm or below. Hunting on the Monday helped also. However, I did have more starch while hunting as sandwiches are easier to carry.
I always bring my own food to family celebrations. Brought vegetable paella (rice, beans and vegetables), lentil loaf (lentils, oatmeal, carrots) , potato salad, vegetable salad, two different bean dips and finn crisp rye crackers, fresh fruit for dessert. No fats or oils in recipes. I make sure I have enough of my own stuff so I am never tempted to indulge in any of the other food. Well, ok, I admit to being tempted. Didn't gain an ounce and maintained fasting sugars in the low eighties. Love family get togethers. Looking forward to Christmas dinner.
I stay well hydrated; water only...I never drink booze during holiday meals...I eat a large salad before actually driving to dinner. I walk extra miles the week before the holiday. I eat very light breakfast and lunch.
I know better, but after doing a lot of healthy Thanksgiving cooking, I decided to relax and eat some purchased "healthy" salads from the grocery store deli. Ha, Ha, and Ha again! Full of sugar even in the broccoli and crunchy veggie salad, and the kale and ham salad, and the roasted peanut slaw. 173 an hour after the meal. Live and learn - again. Tonight I had steamed Brussels sprouts, celery, and zucchini in chicken broth and ham soaked in water to remove most of the salt.
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