Diabetes Q&A (Questions & Answers) allows people with diabetes to ask health professionals questions free of charge.
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Q. We eat out a lot. Could you give us some suggestions for Japanese and Chinese?
A. Dining out can be challenging because of the large portion sizes and the
unknown of how foods are prepared. You might look at a few dinners
listed on your menu to get an idea of portions prior to dining out.
Here are a few suggestions when ordering.
Ask how items are prepared prior to ordering.
Look for items that are baked, broiled, roasted, grilled or steamed
to save fat calories. Often foods that are stir fried, pan fried, etc.
can add a lot of oil/fat to a dish.
Try to eat the same amounts (portion sizes) that you normally would
Eyeball your portion sizes to help adhere - 1 cup of rice is about
the size of a tennis ball, 3 ounces of meat is the size of a deck of
Choose lean cuts of meat such as skinless chicken or turkey breast or
If you are watching your salt intake, limit sauces.
FOODPICKER® is a program designed to help people with diabetes make better food choices. Our hope is that people consider the foods they consume and how they can burn them off with exercise for good health.
We embrace the guidelines put forth by the American Diabetes Association as well as the American Dietetic & American Heart Associations. This website is completely free and brought to you by volunteers in the health care field.