Restaurant ?

By hewett557 Latest Reply 2015-02-28 04:39:45 -0600
Started 2015-01-30 22:16:21 -0600

Tomorrow I have a birthday party to go to at a Mexican restaurant. An of course I don't know what would be good to have and what to avoid. Any kind of help or advice would be awesome. This whole Type 1 thing is still a whole new ball game for me. Being diagnosed November 24th 2014 isn't that long ago so this is still fairly new to what food is right an not right.

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Fefe12 2015-02-28 04:39:45 -0600 Report

Love Mexican food. It's a take your pick kind of meal. Tacos sometimes come with two tortillas, just eat one. Skip chips and salsa only because why waste you carbs on something so simple. Like the rice and beans. Pick just one, switch next time you go. My favorite is the shrimp cocktail, not like American cocktails, it's served either warm or cold. It's big and filling. It's ok to leave food on your plate. So you don't eat it all, who cares. Love enchiladas, eat one open the other and only eat the insides. You just have to pick what you want that nite. Knowing you can go back and have something else. Hope you had a good time, remember that was the point.

Pegsy 2015-01-31 10:33:51 -0600 Report

I am very carb sensitive. When I go to a Mexican restaurant I usually skip their chips and bring my own that I make from low carb tortillas that I buy. I usually order fahita's and use my own low carb tortillas that I bring from home or I eat the meat and veggies without tortillas. If I am unable to prepare ahead of time, I will order taco salad or soup. Sometimes I order Charro Beans if my numbers are doing good that day. I never order refried beans or rice. This is what works for me as a type 2 on Metformin. I hope this helps.

hewett557 2015-01-31 09:41:00 -0600 Report

Sorry about all those replies my computer has been acting funny this morning i only meant for one of the to be posted.

kimfing 2015-01-31 08:48:53 -0600 Report

When i know i am going out i check websites for nutrional info and figure out before i go what i am going to order. I bring my book calorie king and measuring cups and/or scale to measure my portions since i am very carb sensitive. That way i can cover my portions correctly.

hewett557 2015-01-31 09:40:09 -0600 Report

I have looked for their nutrional info but it doesn't show anything and they don't even have a menu on the website either all they have is just feed back on how good the food was. Do you think chips and salsa is something that should be avoided? Thanks for the advice

kimfing 2015-01-31 10:17:08 -0600 Report

Moderation on chips n salsa. Two tbs is usually a serving of salsa ranging between 2-5 carbs. Do u have the calorie king book? U can look up individual items and make an educational guess on how many carbs u r eating.

hewett557 2015-01-31 09:37:44 -0600 Report

I have looked for their nutrional info but it doesn't show anything and they don't even have a menu on the website either all they have is just feed back on how good the food was. I think ill bring my measuring cups with me so i know i won't go over my limit.
Do you think chips and salsa is something to stay away from?
Thank you for the advice its nice to get advice from people that's in the same shoes as you.

hewett557 2015-01-31 08:16:03 -0600 Report

Thank you guys so much for the advice. I'm thinking the chicken fajitas or taco salad is a good route. I agree with you Heidi I don't want to make it about the food. So Thank you again everyone for the advice

BreC 2015-01-31 04:56:47 -0600 Report

I love, love, love Mexican food. I started getting the chicken fajitas without the tortilla wraps. I hate sour cream and guacamole so not an issue for me. The restaurants here put lettuce and tomato on the side and I eat that to cut back on the rice and beans. I always leave feeling satisfied.

lilleyheidi 2015-01-31 00:09:25 -0600 Report

Mexican is a hard one to have for your first meal out, but it is doable. See if you can get a taco salad, and don't eat the taco's or only eat a few of them. Or like Deb said, the fajitas without the tortilla, just the meat and veggies. Try to remember this is a celebration to be about the people, not about the food. It's only as difficult as you make it. Best of luck, Heidi

hewett557 2015-01-31 08:27:20 -0600 Report

When it comes to chips an salsa should that be one I stay away from?
Sorry I'm bugging you with another question.

lilleyheidi 2015-02-01 01:34:37 -0600 Report

so how was the birthday celebration? how were your blood sugar numbers after? Remember, this is a celebration, it's okay if your numbers went a little bit up for one meal, don't beat yourself up if it's only one meal !!!! Did everyone have a wonderful time, that's the idea behind a birthday celebration, that is what everyone will remember in the long run, not what you ate, or how much. In a year you'll remember the smiles, not your blood sugar. Keep that in mind. Hope you had a good day. Heidi

debcox 2015-01-30 23:16:54 -0600 Report

There are lots of carbs in Mexican food. I don't eat it often. You might stick to the fajitas as there are less carbs, if you don't have the flour tortilla, refried beans or rice (the best stuff).

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