Eating out and making the right choices on a low carb diet can be tough. But what about when you know the choices, and resist the obvious high sugar/carb options? My sister recently pointed out that IHOP adds pancake batter to their omelets. That's right - they add wheat, carbs and sugar to their eggs for the omelet base. If you read the menu clearly it says:
"Made with a splash of our famous buttermilk and wheat pancake batter for extra fluffiness".
I remember having this problem at McDonalds on vacation and ordering an Iced Coffee, just wanting Coffee, cream and ice... it ended up having 45 grams of sugar. And NO it was not a Vanilla Latte or made with ice cream. It is some premade mixed drink actually, not brewed coffee at all. I returned it and ask for "a cup of actual coffee" and added half and half to it.
Always, no matter what, it is a good idea to ask for the nutritional information at a restaurant. Or be proactive and look it up online before you go. I've been shocked more than a few times when I check afterwards and that my simple salad was loaded with sugar. For IHOP's full nutritional chart, click HERE and for McDonald's click HERE.
Leave a comment if you've ever ordered food that you just knew was the right choice, but later discovered it was woefully NOT low carb/sugar. Sometimes you think you know the right choices, but it seems they change the game on you.