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    Default Eating out with GD

    Hi All,

    Just wondering how some people go when eating out at restaurants with GD.
    Trying to plan a date night with hubby, and his choice is Indian. So of course trying to work out exactly what I can eat! I'm now on insulin at lunch time, and then insulin just before bed.

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    I always tried to make sure I went for a walk just before/just after dinner
    Low gi foods, more protein and fat than carbs.
    If I was at an Indian place I would get a curry with mixed pickles/veg and minimal rice.

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    I always tried to make sure I went for a walk just before/just after dinner
    Low gi foods, more protein and fat than carbs.
    If I was at an Indian place I would get a curry with mixed pickles/veg and minimal rice.

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    It can be very hard to eat out with GD. I usually only ever found one dish on the menu that was vaguely suitable.

    I don't remember eating indian but with asian dishes I would only have a very small amount of rice (maybe 1/4 - 1/2 cup) and a meat and veg dish (but watch the potatoes). The sauces can have high sugar and carbs in them. Also the protein helps slow down the carb absorption (or something like that) so make sure you have meat, not just a veg dish. Go for a walk after too.

    I found about 50/50 my levels were over with take away so just tried to avoid them all together.

    If you've been pretty good otherwise, just treat yourself to the meal and don't stress about it. If your levels have been a bit high, maybe limit your quantities as above.

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    Oh and if Indian seems too hard or you're worried about it, pick another place where you can both enjoy the food. Priority should be you and the baby.

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    I find the dry sauces had a better effect on my levels btw definitely avoid the "sweet" kind of dishes esp butter chicken!

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    If you don't overdo the rice and sauce you should be fine but the occasional high result won't be the end of the world. My endocrinologist advised if I was going to eat something that was going to affect my readings I could take an extra couple of units of insulin to compensate. Maybe worth popping yours an email or call to discuss?
    I ate out regularly when I had GD and my results were all within limits except my birthday dinner out :-)
    Just watch your carb serves like you would at home. I also asked how long food would take as I needed to inject 10 mins before I ate.

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    If you are eating Indian curries - have tomato based meat ones or dal vs creamy curries. So vindaloo, jalfrezi, dal mahakani, eggplant curry, chickpeas, tandoori chicken with roti.

    No naans but you can have minimal rice.

    Traditional Indian food is low GI. Australian Indian food isn't. So avoid butter chicken, kormas, tikka masalas in general.

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