Keep it in check
WITH Christmas only a few weeks away, people are starting to wind down and relax.
It’s great having time off from work and being able to enjoy the holidays.
One of my favourite things about the festive season is Christmas lunch.
My family always has a feast of epic proportions, with a massive baked ham as the centrepiece.
It’s all-out warfare at the kitchen table, my very own man v food challenge.
But after researching for this week’s diabetes feature, I feel that taking a more sensible approach to my holiday diet might be wise.
I am going to be trying out something called “moderation”.
It’s going to be tough, but eating in moderation is something I recommend to all readers.
The number of Queenslanders living with type 2 diabetes is increasing by 60 a day and there is a strong correlation between this number and obesity rates in our state.
Type 2 diabetes is preventable with a healthy diet and active living, so don’t become a blimp over the holidays. Say no to that second or third helping of pudding. Your body will thank you.
Brandon Livesay Gayndah journalist