Ok it\u2019s the annual fitness trainer mandatory "holiday eating tips" post!\u00a0This will be short and sweet. It\u2019s a simple and (sometimes difficult) formula:\u00a0\u201ceat less and move more\u201d especially if you have diabetes.\r\nExercise\r\n\r\n \tTry to exercise in the morning before you go out to events. Exercise can be going to the gym or running or walking around the block 3 times.\r\n \tStart the day with lots of water and a healthy protein based breakfast. This minimizes cravings, therefore balances blood sugar. and sets up your day for success.\r\n \tPractice 80\/20 rule. 80% of what you eat that day should be healthy choices and give yourself 20% wiggle room to play with.\r\n \tArrange an outdoor activity after the holiday festivities. A walk around the block or a casual football game\/catch. If it\u2019s cold outside, bundle up. Remember the body burns extra calories when it\u2019s cold outside.\r\n\r\nExercise is the key to maintaining weight and energy throughout the holidays and first part of winter. You could\u00a0indulge\u00a0with healthy sweets in the holiday celebration but try to keep the body moving to maximize energy and minimize weight gain.\r\nHope y'all enjoyed our holiday eating lecture, Merry Christmas!!