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Eating Out With Type 2 Diabetes

A home-cooked meal every night may not be for everyone, especially if you have a busy schedule.

Click or tap the tips below to help you make healthy eating choices when eating out with diabetes:

Stick to the right portion
Stick to the right portion

Try to eat the same portion as you would at home. If the serving size is larger, share some with your dining partner, or take the extra food home.

Watch out for these words
Watch out for these words

Jumbo. Giant. Deluxe. Super-sized. Larger portions add up to more calories, more fat, more cholesterol, and more salt.

Keep toppings plain and simple
Keep toppings plain and simple

Avoid rich sauces and mayonnaise. Ask for mustard or low-fat sour cream. Add some extra crunch with lettuce and onions.

Skip the danish and doughnuts
Skip the danish and doughnuts

If you’re yearning for bread, consider whole-wheat toast or an English muffin and save calories and fat.

Cut out the cheese
Cut out the cheese

At 100 calories per ounce, not to mention the added fat and sodium, it’s just not worth it.

Pick the right sides and drinks
Pick the right sides and drinks

If you get to choose a side, skip the fries. Ask for a side salad, baked potato, or fruit. Choose water, diet, or low-calorie drinks instead of drinks loaded with sugar.