For holidays like Passover or Easter and other social visits, you may not have a scale and/or the opportunity to weigh and measure your portions. I have a digital scale, like this one, which I purchased years ago at Sharper Image. I also have a tabletop balance beam scale, which is very accurate for larger items.
Here are some tips to help you understand portion size (this is particularly important if you are taking diabetic medication:
Don’t start your visit or hectic day without a Plan:
It’s easy to overeat if you don’t have a routine
I advocate keeping a food diary, prior to the holiday when things get really hectic, as well as during the holiday — so you can accurately assess where you stand. Set measurable, attainable goals.
Make sure you have made or requested tasty dishes that you can healthfully indulge in, and thereby feel part of the celebration.
Be sure to take a snack with you , in case dinner is running late OR be willing to ask your host or hostess for an appropriate snack to tide-you-over until the meal starts.
Follow your individual guidelines as to whether you are allowed alcoholic drinks. If you are, treat them as carbohydrates. Have only one small drink, as alcohol is empty of nutrition and stresses organs.
I’ll add the substitution section later.
Best to all — Em
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