Full confession here. I used to eat out all the time and while I wasn’t wearing a cgm I never noticed how high my sugars actually spike from it and when I would test 6 or so hours later I’d always be in range so I never thought there was a problem. Now that I’m eating cleaner and wear a cgm I notice it big time. I’ve tried simple hacks but sometimes I want to be able to be lazy after eating some French fries but also not go to 250-300. What has sort of worked is if I eat something out, I take a small walk after and it helps stop the original spike and then I usually elevate some more take another small walk and then I usually land level. Occasionally I will still take a small correction at two hours.
Does anyone have any tips on how to eat out successfully without having a huge spike? I feel like I’ve developed this phobia of carbs (especially carbs deemed “bad”) but every now and then I want ice cream and to not feel bad for wanting ice cream or like I have to workout to enjoy it on the rare occasion I do.
When I eat at home I do prebolus 15 minutes before which has helped tremendously lower spikes but it’s definitely hard to do at a restaurant.
Thanks so much!