It's a family birthday party, I have no choice.
About three weeks ago, my doc told me I am pre-diabetic. After a lot of reading and thinking, I decided to cut all refined carbs. After even more reading and thinking, I am aiming for daily carb intake of about 100g to a max of 150g.
So I just printed the nutritional information for The Old Spaghetti Factory and don't see a thing I can eat. Most everything on the menu would be my entirely daily allotment of carbs, quite likely the junky kind I am avoiding.
I am not sure what to do.
My first thought is to eat something before I leave and then just nibble on a salad or something. However, I just know this will cause all kinds of questions and I don't really want to get into the reasons for my dietary changes.
My other thought is to suck it up and order the best I can to avoid the questions. Maybe I can order a combination of appetizer and salad, and therefore avoid the pasta. Or get the a chicken dish and ask for veggies on the side instead of spaghetti.
Either option, I will ignore the cupcakes, which are sure to be store-bought. I am feeling really good eating lower carb and don't want to ruin this feeling with a marginal meal at this restaurant.
If anyone has any suggestions how to deal with The Old Spaghetti Factory when watching carbs, I'm very interested.