Every November Americans look forward to celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. The traditional Thanksgiving menu is a “carb-fest” with baked goods, mashed potatoes, stuffing, plus all those sweet pies, cakes, cookies, and goodies. We wait all year for these beloved dishes and tomorrow we will finally get to dive in for seconds, or even thirds! He’s making plans now about what and how much turkey, sides and dessert he will eat, tips he learned in the diabetes program at Parkland’s Bluitt-Flowers Health Center. Don’t get us wrong, this is a wonderful holiday that makes for some warm family memories. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. If you’re like most families that eat in the afternoon or early evening, continue eating like you normally would up until the big meal.
Always try to stick to the Association’s alcohol guidelines (10 drinks a week for women, and 12 to 15 for men), and remember that one standard drink is 10 g alcohol, 341 ml of 5 per cent alcohol beer, 43 ml of