Bad Eats!

By wiggleworm Latest Reply 2012-07-22 18:18:04 -0500
Started 2012-07-20 11:50:22 -0500

Last night, my family went eat dinner at Applebee's. I decided to have something off the appetizer menu. It was happy hour, so half off and all yah know. :)
Anyway, I had the WONTON TACOS…very bad choice! My diabetic system reacted instantly…First, I got a headache…Then, proceeded onto a stomachache, burning eyes, swollen feet and hands. Whoa, was I miserable for the next 2hrs. or so. I will not eat at Applebee's ever again!

16 replies

Nana_anna 2012-07-22 16:48:59 -0500 Report

I like Apple Bee's, but there food bother's me to. I always have stomach problems afterwards. Especially after eating the appetizers and their salads. Could be me though to. My system is up to eating spicey or strange foods.

GabbyPA 2012-07-22 12:40:29 -0500 Report

Wow, that sounds more like an allergic reaction to something. I know when I eat off plan, I can tell, but I don't get those kinds of side effects. Boy, that would keep me on the straight and narrow for sure. I hope you are feeling better today.

The only chain I eat too much at is Cracker Barrel because they have the low carb part of their menu and it tells you the carbs right on the menu. I like the grilled chicken with bacon and cheese. Order that with green beans or cottage cheese and I am good.

DeanaG 2012-07-22 18:18:04 -0500 Report

When we were in Tennessee I was very happy to find their low carb section on the menu. Made it much easier to eat out while on vacation.
Just wish California had Cracker Barrel.

pixsidust 2012-07-22 09:47:15 -0500 Report

Its hard to eat at restaurants sometimes. I try if I can to see the menu online first but its not always possible

Lizardfan 2012-07-21 19:56:35 -0500 Report

I don't eat at Applebee's either, there is nothing on the menu for me that is within the carb choices I have. If I want a steak I am going to a steak house like Longhorn!

CJ55 2012-07-21 20:17:27 -0500 Report

I am Not a fan of Applebee's at all. Greasy food and not many things that are low carb.

jayabee52 2012-07-21 23:41:55 -0500 Report

I much prefer to eat at Ruby Tuesdays since they have diabetes and kidney disease friendly entrees and sides.

Type1Lou 2012-07-21 10:35:49 -0500 Report

Applebee's posts their menus on-line with the nutritional data. If you know you'll be going there, check on-line for what is a friendlier diabetes food choice. (There are some.)I made the mistake of ordering their grilled shrimp and spinach salad thinking it was safe…this was before I checked on-line but I remember asking the waiter at the time if they had the nutritional values of their menu items…(he looked at me like I had 2 heads!) Imagine my surprise when I checked on-line after I got home and found the salad, as served, had around 63 grams of carb…42 or so in the dressing! I don't know why many restaurants don't have the data available on site…although, with the smart phones today, their web-sites and nutritional data could probably be accessed by patrons prior to ordering. Unfortunately, many of us are still digitally challenged or deficient. Chili's also has on-line nutritional data as well as many other chain restaurants. I guess the key is planning rather than spontaneity…darn!…one more thing to think about!

jayabee52 2012-07-20 12:03:37 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear of your bad experience.

I haven't had many meals at Applebee's but those I've had didn't cause reactions like those. Did you get a meter reading on your Blood Glucose within the 2 hrs?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-20 12:00:54 -0500 Report

I find food at many of the chain restaurants is just bad. Sounds like you also had a mild allergic reaction to something. I ate at Applebee's years ago before I was diagnosed and never went back. The food simply was below standard.

When I go out to eat I try to stick to restaurants that are not a chain. The food is better even if it does cost a bit more. You do get what you pay for.

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