Bad Eats!

wiggleworm
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
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.

Gabby
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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