Question: On my lunch breaks I go to a sandwich shop. I usually get a large deluxe sandwich with a side of potato salad or coleslaw. Now that I have diabetes, I'm trying to modify my lunch order. Can you make some suggestions of what to order?
Many of the whole sandwiches at sandwich shops these days are 800-1,000 calories by themselves. The best bet is to order a smaller size sandwich or eat 1/2 of the large deluxe sandwich. If the portion of potato salad or coleslaw is small it's probably ok to have with the smaller sandwich. Healthier alternatives might be to have a small side of fruit or a side salad with lowfat dressing.
Try not to eat out too often as healthy choices are often limited and it's easy to overeat.