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Consistency is a healthy eating basic for managing diabetes and controlling blood sugar levels. This means eating 3 meals (and any recommended snacks) each day at about the same time, with about the same amounts of carbohydrate-containing foods. Yet, when eating away from home, that’s often easier said than done. Whatever takes you away from home, these solutions might work for you.
Unpredictable schedules that lead to skipped or skimped meals and little activity can throw off your blood sugar level. And, meal skipping often results in unplanned snacks or overeating later. To tackle busy work days:
Are coffee breaks, lunch hours and vending machines everyday challenges? If so, work out a healthful eating plan with your registered dietitian (RD) or certified diabetes educator (CDE).
For some of us, eating out is an occasional treat; for others, it’s an everyday routine. Before eating out tempts you to stray from your healthy eating plan:
Hard to stick to your routine when you travel? Meetings and events, travel delays, time changes and eating out may disrupt the most careful eating plans for managing diabetes. To resolve “on the road dilemmas”: