Thursday, May 22, 2014
Since I started my new eating plan around the first week of March I haven't eaten at a restaurant. If I have had to be away from home for a meal, I have packed the meal at home and taken it with me. I have actually done this several times. Today I ate at a restaurant! First of all, I was never sure if I could choose the right food and in the right amount that would keep my blood sugar from going out of range. I also never thought that I would be able to eat at a restaurant and still be happy and satisfied without eating the way I used to. It turns out that I CAN do both of these things. Today I did it. My 1 hour post-prandial blood sugar was 83, which is PERFECT. I enjoyed my meal immensely and was extremely satisfied. My husband and my 10 year old daughter were with me and we actually shared an entree. It was an 8 ounce sirloin and chicken finger combo that came with one side. We ordered sauteed mushrooms as our side and added a salad too. My husband and I split the steak, I got 3 ounces and he got 5. Our daughter got the chicken fingers and we ordered her a side as well (a fruit cup). My husband and I split the salad. I took out one cup and let him have the rest. It was mostly lettuce, but I got a little tomato, bacon and boiled egg and it had an awesome garlic ranch dressing on it. Again we split the mushrooms and I got 1/2 a cup. They were sauteed in butter with garlic and seasoned to perfection. I found myself eating a slice of mushroom with each bite of steak. And yes, we had a food scale and a measuring cup with us. I am used to eating this amount of food, it fills me up so I was more than happy in that respect. There is always the risk that there is some hidden sugar in the food and obviously there was not as my blood sugar was right on target. This I declare is a HUGE victory!