Do we make lean choices at our Deli Counters??

By MewElla Latest Reply 2011-06-24 19:38:23 -0500
Started 2011-06-21 08:41:11 -0500

Before we bite into a bagel, we need to budget the carbs into our meal plans. The typical bakery bagel usually contains 70 grams of carbs-about 5 times more than a slice of wheat bread. Eating a whole bagel may cause your blood sugar to spike-why not eat half now and half later in the day?
Skip the salami and bologna. You can blow your saturated fat and sodium allowance for most of your day…A single slice of bologna has 87 carbs and over 300 milligrams of sodium…a single slice!
Ask for less meat and extra fixings…ask the deli to cut your meat into half/add crunchy vegetables.
Hold the mayo, special sauces and cheese…instead use mustard-makes it 10 grams of fat lighter.
Ask for whole wheat, rather than white or even a roll-or skip the roll altogether

2 replies

MrsCDogg 2011-06-24 19:38:23 -0500 Report

I have found some bagel thins at the store! The whole thing is about the thickness of a half a bagel and it is about 23 g of carbs. So occasionally I can have a bagel without doing myself too much damage. I love them for sandwiches.

QueenJeanne 2011-06-21 08:50:56 -0500 Report

MewElla, I like this information. I learned in my Diabetes class that if you stick to the white cheese they are lower in calories and fat for some odd reason. The nutritionist that was working with my group specifically told us this information. She also said to only use half a slice not a whole. We Americans are big on large pieces of everything. We have got to get out of that habit. Thanks for you info.