Red Lobster

By CoRinaB Latest Reply 2011-02-02 20:57:37 -0600
Started 2011-02-01 11:25:45 -0600

I'm going out for dinner to Red Lobster tonight. Does anyone have any ideas or recommendations on what would be the best thing to eat there? Since I've found out that I am diabetic, I haven't eaten out much because of the confusion of picking out the best meal.

8 replies

Harlen 2011-02-01 18:29:27 -0600 Report

I know I am late
For me if a keep the carbs low I am good and seafood is low carb LOL
Best wishes

CoRinaB 2011-02-02 09:59:02 -0600 Report

Thanks, Harlen!
Better late than never, right?!
I never thought of it that way. Good thinking.

oldbuttercup 2011-02-01 17:06:08 -0600 Report

I know it's late and I probably missed you tonight, but I would like to stick my two cents in on this suggestion.
First I hope you enjoyed your dinner.
Second I ask for a carton to go as soon as my dinner arrives, before my first bite I put half my food out of site and out of mind.
This helps me because I grew up learning to clean my plate, no matter how much food was put in front of me.
Have an extra glass of water on me!
May God Bless You.

CoRinaB 2011-02-02 09:56:32 -0600 Report

Thanks, your two cents is worth a million!!! Okay, I didn't have to ask for carton ahead of time, which is a good idea by the way, but I DID get one after dinner. I was able to control myself and eat only HALF of my dinner, along with my salad, 1 stuffed mushroom and I gave in to the temptation and had 1 cheddar bay biscuit.
Thanks again for your two cents!!!

oldbuttercup 2011-02-02 17:53:20 -0600 Report

You earned that cheddar bay biscuit by doing so well at dinner.
Remeber sometimes we need to be the person who pats ourself on the back for a job well done.
Facing our condition does not mean "No Fun" just not over doing it all the time. Moderation is within our grasp.
May God Bless You
P.S. Did you have that extra glass of water on me?
Water is a good beverage choice while eating out, even if the waiter or waitress is not happy with our choice, because it will mean our bill is smaller.
A lot of diabetic web sites recomend 8 glasses of water a day.

CoRinaB 2011-02-02 20:57:37 -0600 Report

I savored every bite of that biscuit last night. I did pretty good last night.
…and I DID enjoy a glass of water for you!!!
Thanks for all your help and support!
Take care and God bless!!!

RAYT721 2011-02-01 15:27:54 -0600 Report

Most websites will let you look at the calories, fat, protein and carbs on their selections. Steer clear of the butter, sauces, biscuits and heavy dressings. It's going to be worse for your diabetes to stress over what to eat or not eat than to make sensible choices and have a great time. You don't have to avoid restaurants completely. Practice portion control and you'll be in good shape (pardon the pun). Check out the Red Lobster website. Don't be afraid to ask for things "on the side" and ask ingredients and preparation methods. Baking and broiling is better than fried. Drink water with the meal and save a few bucks. Look at the website for any promotions. Skip dessert. You'll save money and calories/fat/carbs.

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