by Celevida | 9 September 2021
The festive season is upon us and it might seem like a tough time to get a grip on the blood sugar levels. While you may have included all the foods that can control diabetes, perfect control might not be possible during festive season. We suggest some hacks that can help you control your blood sugar levels from skyrocketing this festive season.
Festivals are not just about merry making but also about hectic preparations. In the hustle bustle, it is important to not forget best daily routine for healthy life that you may have been following from before. Activities such as checking blood sugar levels, taking medicines as prescribed, and taking time for some physical activity. This can help you stay on track despite the festivities around.1,2
It is humanly impossible to keep away from high sugar and fat rich foods that are available in plentiful during the festive season, but it is always possible to control the portion size. When given an option, do not go for the fried snacks as they would be high in sugar and fats.1,2 instead opt for smaller portions of protein rich foods.
When offered juices and carbonated beverages, opt for water most of the time. Water will nourish you and keep you hydrated without adding any calories. Consume alcohol in moderation. Drinking water is surely among the healthy lifestyle habits list. 1,2
Control over diet is not just about what to eat but also about what to prepare. When preparing sweetmeats at home, use stevia or dates to sweeten the laddoos. If possible, use skim or low-fat milk to make the delicacies.1,2
High-protein food sources such as cottage cheese, chickpea flour, nuts, and oilseeds help to regulate blood sugar levels. Cottage cheese can be used to prepare rasagulla and sandesh. Similarly, nuts and seeds can go with almost every sweet dish for the festival.
Sprinkle Dr. Reddy’s Celevida®* on the foods** of your choice (do not cook the powder). It is rich in protein and fiber that would help to manage blood sugar. With no added sugar, it is a perfect blend of taste and health!
It is important to consult your doctor for a diabetic diet meal plan before the start of the festive season to understand how best you can enjoy the festive season without compromising on your health too much.