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Tips on Restaurant Eating

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Eating in restaurants is tough! Jared always chooses foods that we don't normally eat (so we don't know the carb counts!) The best tool we've found is the glucometer. We do the best we can at the time then test two hours after the meal, correcting his blood glucose appropriately if necessary.

If you ever have doubts regarding the soda being sugar free, you can test it on the glucometer. If the reading is high, it's not sugar free!

Attached are some carb counts for fast food restaurants. We've printed a small copy and keep it in the case with the glucometer. Updates to this list are always being worked on.


Applebee's
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Low-fat Brownie Sundae-82 gr.
Chicken Fajita Quesadilla-62 gr.
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Arby's
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Syrup-25 gr.
Ham & Cheese-34 gr. 
Baked Potato (plain)-82 gr.
Curly Fries-38 gr.
Regular Roast Beef-33 gr. 
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Burger King
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Hamburger - 28 gr.
Cheeseburger - 28 gr.
Medium French Fries - 43 gr.
French Toast Sticks - 60 gr.
Biscuit w/Sausage - 38 gr.
Milk - 12 gr.
Biscuit w/Bacon, Egg, Cheese - 39 gr.
Croissanwich w/Sausage,Egg,Cheese - 22 
Double Cheeseburger - 28 gr
Onion Rings - 41 gr.
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Dairy Queen
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All Hamburgers - 29-31 gr.
Hot Dog - 19 gr.
Small Fries - 29 gr.
Small Vanilla Cone - 38
Med. Vanilla Cone - 53
Yogurt = Ice Cream
Med. Dipped Cone - 59 gr.
Sm. Chocolate Shake - 94
Sm. Chocolate Sundae - 49 gr.
Med. Chocolate Sundae - 71 gr.
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Domino's
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Medium Deep Dish 1/4 pizza - 55 gr.
Medium Hand Tossed 1/4 pizza - 50 gr.
Medium Thin Crust 1/4 pizza - 31 gr.
2 slices Large Deep Dish - 54 gr.
2 slices Large Hand Tossed - 45 gr.
2 slices Lake Thin Crust - 29 gr.
6" Deep Dish - 68 gr.
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Dunkin Donuts
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Croissant Sandwiches - 30 gr.
Chocolate Cake Donut - 19 gr.
Choc. Glazed Cake - 29 gr.
Cinnamon Cake - 29 gr.
Double Choc. Cake - 30 gr.
Sugar Cruller - 31 gr.
Choc. Frosted Yeast - 31 gr.
Glazed Yeast - 23 gr.
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Hardee's
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Hamburger - 30 gr.
Small Fries - 30 gr.
Cone - 34 gr.
Sausage/Egg Biscuit - 45 gr.
Ham & Cheese - 34 gr.
Reg. Roast Beef - 26 gr.
Choc. Shake - 67 gr.
Med. Crispy Curls - 41 gr.
Reg. French Fries - 45 gr.
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Kentucky Fried Chicken
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Original Recipe Breast - 15 gr.
Original Recipe Drumstick - 4 gr.
Mashed Potatoes w/gravy - 15 gr.
BBQ Baked Beans - 30 gr.
1 Biscuit - 20 gr.
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McDonald's
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Hamburger - 34 gr.
Small Fries - 26 gr.
Biscuit - 30 gr.
Vanilla Cone - 23 gr.
Cookies - 32 gr.
Bacon,Egg,Cheese Biscuit - 36 gr.
Egg McMuffin - 27 gr.
Quarter Pounder - 37 gr.
Small Chocolate Shake - 60 gr.
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Pizza Hut
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Thin Slice - 22 gr.
Hand Tossed Slice - 30 gr.
Pan Slice - 30 gr.
Personal Pan - 73-76 gr. 
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Taco Bell
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Burrito Supreme - 50 gr.
Mexican Pizza - 41 gr.
Taco - 11 gr.
Nachos - 34 gr.
Mild Sauce - 0
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Tim Horton's
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Chocolate Glazed Cake Donut-22 gr.
Sugar Twist-32 gr. 
Chocolate Dip Yeast Donut-33 gr. 
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Wendy's
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Plain Single - 31 gr.
Small Chili - 21 gr.
Small Fries - 35 gr.
Small Frosty - 56 gr.
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White Castle
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Hamburger-11 gr. 
Small french fries-37 gr. 


Links to Restaurant Eating

Cyberdiet
offers nutritional analysis of menu items at restaurants
Olen
offers nutritional analysis of menu items at restaurants
ADA Site to Healthy Restaurant Eating
tips from the ADA regarding restaurants and healthy eating

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