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Linwood
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 2/11/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Is there anyone out there that can give me information on what to order from an Applebee's restaurant that is diabetic friendly.   They have their Weight Watcher's menu but it doesn't list the carbs or sugars.


Jeannie143
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   Posted 2/12/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HealingWell, Linwood. Most anything you order from the Weight Watcher's menu should be ok, just don't eat the bread or tortilla and order an extra vegetable (not corn) or salad. You need a total portion of meat about as big and thick as your palm of your hand. You can order regular ranch or other creamy dressing on your salad because they are naturally low carb, about 2 gm. per serving. I usually add some extra olive oil to the salad, too. Basically, if you just remove the starchy part of the food and eat the rest you will be fine.

Are you type2? Also, what meds are you on? A little more background will make it easier for us to help you.
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Linwood
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   Posted 2/14/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Thanks for your advice.   I am newly diagnosed with Type 2.  My doctor would like me to work on diet and exercise rather than start me on medication.  Today I got my glucose monitor so am learning how to use that.   I just took my reading an hour after lunch and it was 108 which I think is OK.  I meet with a dietician next week so I hope I will become better educated after that meeting.  I'm glad to find this forum.  I looks like a wealth of information.

fergusc
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   Posted 2/14/2008 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Linwood,

Be careful when your dietician dishes up their advice. They're usually wedded to the high carbohydrate / low fat hokum which will do you more harm than good.

We'd love to hear what they tell you - that way we can intervene before any harm's done!

All the best,

fergusc


LanieG
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   Posted 2/14/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Linwood, ordering in restaurants is easy when you know what you can and cannot eat.  I haven't had any problems when I've asked the server to substitute another green vegetable for the potato, for instance.  I tell them immediately when I order not to bring the crescent roll that comes with the salad, as I did today when I went to Rafferty's.  Salad dressings might present a problem if they give you pre-packaged ones in little tubs because there might be sugar in them.  I normally ask them to bring bottles of olive oil and vinegar so I can be sure nothing else is added.  (And as I had mentioned in another thread, I actually bring my own little jar of vinaigrette when I eat at Atlanta Bread Company.  I order a house salad with no dressing.  Since it's a casual place, no one sees me pull out my dressing.)  Fergusc is right.  Be careful about what the dietician says.  She might still be following the old guidelines, poor thing, bless her heart.  :) 

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

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