Eating On The Road.

By RCLafnjack Latest Reply 2010-07-24 12:24:51 -0500
Started 2010-07-24 09:06:58 -0500

One of my loves is motorcycle touring. These are trips of 3-10 days riding all over the country.
Since I was diagnosed in June 2009, I have had to to make some serioius changes in my eating lifestyle. At first I thought this will really complicate my motorcycle riding. Being the type of person that adapts fairly well to new things, I set out to find ways to ride and keep true to my new eating lifestyle.

These are some of the things I have learned and done.
1. You can eat at a burger joint, just don't eat the bun or fries.
2. Stopping at a market and getting a lunch from the fruit vegetable sections and some cold cuts from the deli section is a good way to stay on the plan.
3. Carry along some snack type foods for breaks (pastachios, cashews, almonds etc, even some dried fruit)
4. when eating at a restuarant for breakfast or dinner, just substitue veggies for the potato or rice or bread. Most restaurants are very good about substitutions.

I'd like to hear what others have found helpful when traveling to keep true to a good diabetic eating lifestyle.


2 replies

Harlen 2010-07-24 12:24:51 -0500 Report

I do the same thing , I bring a lot more food then I did befor D and the snacks are a lot better for me lol.
Best wishes

GabbyPA 2010-07-24 10:29:44 -0500 Report

You have some great tips in here. I do the steamed veggies for most of my out meals (unless I am being bad)

Another thing I do is avoid any appetizers OR have an appetizer as a meal. That is a smaller portion and can be enough to satisfy as a meal. You have to be careful though as they are often not overly healthy. I mean, don't get the fried cheeze stix! LOL

For the fast food lane, I also tend to go to Wendy's because I can get a side salad instead of fries. That helps a lot. When you do a salad, you might be surprised at how many calories and junk are in those. You are almost better off to get a grilled chicken breast sandwich

What I try to do is stop at mom and pop places. The cooking is simple, there are usually a lot of veggie sides to choose from and the salads are not so big you can't eat your meal. We have several in town, and I prefer to give them my money over the big chains.