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The Anti-Diabetes Diet - (7) Sugar and Alcohol

What's your vice?

You might have a sweet tooth, or maybe you can’t resist that next beer.

Whichever your vice, both substances have something in common: they are addictive and it's all too easy to overindulge. They are also a one-way ticket to weight gain.

Needless to say, it is better to avoid overeating in general, and cut back on sugary snacks and alcohol in particular. And if a doctor tells you to stay off the sugar or booze completely, listen!

After all, there are plently of low-calorie or even calorie-free snacks and drinks on the market that make a great addition to a well-planned diet.

Alcohol is no substitute for solid food!

Some diabetes patients have been known to cut back on carbs from staples like rice and bread and spend their “saved” calorie allowance on alcohol. This is a mistake!

It might seem like you are saving calories by restricting carbs, but you are in fact missing out. The calories in that can of beer simply do not provide the same nutrition as the carbohydrates found in solid food.  

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