Find out how to survive the festivities while keeping your blood sugar stable.
"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.
Holiday-Hack Your Coffee
If you're craving a caffeine fix when you're at the mall shopping for presents, you may be leaning towards a whipped cream and caramel coffee drink. As delicious as that sounds, those types of beverages cause blood sugar spikes, so it's best to hack your coffee with healthy add-ins instead. Try topping off your beverage with cinnamon, which prevents blood sugar from rising, and nutmeg, which will give it a festive flavor. Can't live without whipped cream? Ask for frothed milk instead to cut sugar and calories.