This Friday I'm going out for appetizers and dinner and dessert with my family to celebrate my sons 30th birthday, a big day. I'm designated driver, so I don't have to worry about not having a drink, but I am a bit worried as this will be one of the first times I've been out in a big restaurant since I've been on my healthy eating plan. Since I began this eating plan, I vowed I would never banish any food or foods, but that I would plan for them in advance, and make allowances for them in my day.
I'm sure skipping over appetizers won't be any problem for me, and having steak or chicken and double up on vegetable and no potato is no problem for me to ask for, but when it comes to dessert, I'm really stumbling and afraid. I CAN say no to dessert, I know that I can. I know that saying no would be the best thing for my diabetes and for my weight loss, but I'm not entirely sure it would be the best thing for my mental health, which for me is as big if not bigger an issue as diabetes and weight.
Can you suggest what might be a reasonable suggestion for a dessert in a restaurant that won't send my blood sugars into the thousands? I'm happy with splitting a dessert in 1/2 and leaving a portion behind, just to get some.
thanks in advance,
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