People with diabetes don’t have to follow a special ‘diabetes diet’; they can eat the same things as people without diabetes. Healthy eating isn’t all about nutrition; you should enjoy the foods you eattoo but it depends on how often you eat out. If you only go to a restaurant occasionally, then I say choose what you think sounds most appealing in terms of taste and texture, as you will really enjoy that meal. If you eat out at restaurants frequently then you may want to consider choosing a more nutritious option. Look for a meal that comes with vegetables, or ask for a side salad or a side of vegetables to accompany it. Choose higher quality cuts of meat, and go easy on added extras like creamy sauces. If choosing a pasta dish, look for one in a tomato sauce rather than a creamy one. Avoid foods that have been fried or battered, and ask for a healthier alternative to chips, such as mashed or baked potato. When people eat out at a restaurant, they can have the mindset of needing to eat the whole meal to get their money’s worth. Remember that you’re paying the same amount for that meal whether you eat half,three-quarters or all of it, so eat as much as you need to satisfy your hunger but try not to overeat. If getting a dessert, look for an option that comes with fruit and consider sharing a dessert with someone else.
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