Tuesday, September 19, 2006

what diabetics should do the next time they go to a restaurant:

There is no reason why you cannot make the same healthy eating choices
in a restaurant that you make each day at home. And there is no reason
why you need to think of eating out as ?going off? your usual eating

Most restaurants today?even fast food ones?offer at least a few healthy
alternatives on their menus.

The first step you can take is to plan ahead. Know what food groups you
need to include in your meal out and the serving sizes for each. Try to
stick to your regular eating schedule too, at least as closely as you

Here are a few tips you can follow once you get to where you are

** Eat the same serving sizes as you would at home. Restaurants often
serve large portions. Take the rest home; it can make a nice treat the
next day!

** Ask that high-fat sauces and salad dressings be served on the side.
Then you can use just the amount you choose.

** Try to stick with foods that are broiled, poached, grilled, or
sautéed with no extra butter added. Avoid deep-fried, breaded, or creamed foods.

** If you can, avoid high-fat ingredients, such as cheese, butter,
cream, avocado, and sausage.

** Ask if you can make a substitution for unhealthy foods. For
instance, ask for a baked potato or more vegetables in lieu of French fries.

** It is OK to ask for what you want. Don't be afraid to tell your
server to leave the potato chips off the plate or ask for whole wheat bread
instead of a croissant.

I hope you've enjoyed these diabetic tips as much as I've given you
the information that I've acquired over 25 years. If you're serious
about losing weight and want to know an easy way of controlling
your diabetes, please pick up a new copy of my ebook " Diabetic Diet
Secrets" I give a lot more tips on eating out and losing weight!

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