The end of the Las Vegas Buffet

Phoenix Eye
By Phoenix Eye Latest Reply 2014-09-05 10:55:48 -0500
Started 2014-09-03 22:52:41 -0500

Damn I just realized that I could do serious damage to my body if I over eat at any meal. No more Las Vegas Buffet. They should offer a discounted senior or diabetic price for one plate of food.

Honestly how many of you Pig Out at a meal still?

When I got diagnosed I got really sad. My mom who is also diabetic told me that it doesn't kill you overnight so go gorge myself to feel happy. So Without filling my script yet, I was a fool and had Korean BBQ buffet with all the white rice I wanted. I did not set any records but it satisfied a temporary craving that I regret in hindsight.

My friend invited me to go to Las Vegas for her birthday. Now I am going to be that guy who pays full price for an awesome world class buffet and eats one plate of food to keep my BS in check below 140mg/DL…

I finally got this diet thing regular, but I took my meds late this morning and it skyrocketed to 195mg /DL two hours after a breakfast of Chex Rice cereal and low fat milk. My average, since I have been on meds are 122mg/DL. The D- Life is not an easy path. At least I have a great family. If I could conquer smoking I can conquer this. But the Las Vegas buffet will be a Beast of a challenge…

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3 replies

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-04 08:46:55 -0500 Report

Howdy PE!
I live in Lost Wages and have gone to many buffets. There is a trick to eating at those. In fact I started a discussion 3 years ago and a lot of folks chimed in on how they survive buffets (in general) You can find that discussion here
~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

There are a couple of articles on DC which you may find helpful:
~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-infor...
and
~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-news/...

So enjoy your visit to lost wages.

I pray you do well with the buffets and have a good time.

James

ReaderReader12
ReaderReader12 2014-09-05 10:55:48 -0500 Report

James thank you so much for the discussions you gave the links for I read them all and they were very helpful. For years here at home we have been using the small plates. It does help. Now if we go to dinner at a friends house it seems so strange to have huge plates in front of us. Lol

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-09-04 17:06:04 -0500 Report

These are great suggestions James. I like to think about what the goal is of going out to eat, or going to a buffet. Is the goal to eat as much as possible? Or is the goal to enjoy delicious food and great company, all while promoting a healthy life? I even know people who go on cruises and lose weight because the buffet/food is secondary to having fun and seeing new things. Often how we frame a situation influences how we approach it. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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