TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!
Large portions and rich foods are hard to resist when you arrive at a restaurant hungry! About an hour before you go out, have a snack consisting of an 8 ounce glass of water, a piece of whole fruit, and a low fat protein source such as a string cheese, hard cooked egg or a slice of lean turkey. You will be amazed at how much easier it will be to control your food intake. Remember to order all sauces and dressings on the side and don’t be afraid to ask for substitutions!