How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Spiking Your Blood Sugar

Find out how to survive the festivities while keeping your blood sugar stable.

How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Spiking Your Blood Sugar

"Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson has been open about his struggles, particularly his battle with type two diabetes. When it comes to the holidays, all the partying can create stress for those of us trying to keep our blood sugar in check. Luckily, Anderson has come up with some clever tips to help you navigate all the festive socializing while keeping your health a top priority. Read on to learn how he survives the holiday circuit and find out a few bonus tips as well.

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Buddy Up

An easy way to stay accountable during the holiday season is letting a friend, coworker, or relative know about your health goals and supporting one another. If someone you're close to is also trying to be mindful of their calories or sugar intake, it will make it that much easier for you to stay on track and avoid the sugary traps that can put your health in jeopardy. You can also push each other to add more steps in your day, whether it's going for a jog before the party or even parking your car far away so you have to walk a bit further. Every little bit counts.

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