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Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org

I have type 2 diabetes and love Mexican food.  Could you give me some tips on what to order at my favorite Mexican restaurant?

Answer:  When dining out,  it is important to pay attention to portion sizes and cooking methods, and also ask how items are prepared.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Choose items that are grilled instead of fried
  • Split your entrée with a friend or ask for a to-go box to pre-portion what you will eat
  • Substitute the rice or fries with an order or black beans to increase the fiber content
  • Order water or a diet soda to drink instead of  regular soda
  • Watch the size and amount of tortillas you eat – 1 6in tortilla contains 15g carbohydrate or is 1 carbohydrate choice
  • Now days, most restaurants have an online website and post nutrient information.  Take some time and explore these websites so you are aware of just how many calories and fat are in these products



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