It isn’t always easy being a diabetic during football season, but I make it work! A couple tips for pregaming/game day parties:

Ø  Host a party yourself: when you host a party you can control the type of food that is there. You can make sure that you have fresh fruit or veggies and dip and other healthy options.

Ø  Bring your own snacks: make your own fresh guacamole and bring whole grain tortilla chips! Try this one: When you bring your own dish you can make sure you have something healthy to eat.

Ø  Don’t eat the bun! This is my Dads rule. If really necessary, my Dad chooses a burger without a bun. It cuts out unnecessary carbs and calories.

Ø  If you are going to drink, stay away from any sugary drink. Bring your own light beer and limit yourself to a few. I know, easier said than done :) Check out this website for great information on low calorie alcohol choices:

Ø  Get up early for your workout, before the festivities begin!

Enjoy the season!!!!


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    Kris Fergus is training to run Red White and Blue 26.2 in Findlay, Ohio on October 7th, 2012. Though this is not her first marathon, it is the first race in which she will run after being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Training began on Monday, June 18th, and Kris will be keeping a blog to bring you with her on her journey and she will be raising money for Lakewood Hospital during the process.

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