Ok as yall know I work at chic-fil-a , I have a very hard time with eating their food . It always causes high blood sugar then of course lows. No matter how much insulin I take I am high . I have tried to take it 30 minuites before eating ,15 minuites before right when I eat . Divide the shots into 2 times .
So I just ate my last meal from there today it was just the 3 chicken strips it has them listed as 24 carbs I took more then I was suppose to and 3 hours after i ate it I was 212!!!!
So my question is does anyone else here have trouble when you eat there ?Is it just me ? Just wondering !!!!!!
I've never eaten at Chic-fil-a, but curiosity led me to their website. I see that maltodextrin is one of the ingredients in the chicken strips. From Wikipedia:
Maltodextrin is an oligosaccharide that is used as a food additive. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spray-dried powder. Maltodextrin is easily digestible, being absorbed as rapidly as glucose, and might be either moderately sweet or almost flavorless. It is commonly used for the production of sodas and candy. It can also be found as an ingredient in a variety of other processed foods.
Seems like it could be the culprit.
I also see good old fashioned sugar is also one of the many ingredients.
Thanks I printed out the facts at work and there was so many I didnt know where to start . I did see the sugar even their grilled chicken nuggets have sugar ,CRAZY I jsut have to go out and get something or just not eat the only thing they have there that does not make me high is Bacon .
"Hey Doc, it hurts when I go like this..."
Are there other places to grub on near you? Do you really love their food? Maybe think about eating somewhere else instead.
I cannot eat anything fried, no matter how much insulin I take. Fortunately, I have never been a big fan of fried food.
All fast foods are loaded with starches and other ingredients that make it impossible to just look at a carb count and bolus. You are far better off just not eating that stuff. It's horrible for you anyway. Bring your own food. Stick to foods that have fewer ingredients in them so you actually know what you're eating.
Another thing to consider could be the protein. The menu I'm looking at online says 22G of carbs but 45G of protein. If the protein converts at 53%, that'd be another 22G of carbs on top of the carb carbs, plus the fat. I would think the added maltodextrin would have to be included in the carb count but protein conversion probably isn't. I'd be a wee bit gun-shy about doubling the carb count but it might be better to try it if you get a day when you're not at work, although the last thing you want to do on your day off is go to work!
Eat some real food...you'll live longer.
When I go there I get the nuggets and cole slaw and normally make out pretty good. I have also gone for breakfast there and be over 300 afterwards.
I so avoid coleslaw everywhere. Usually it is packed with sugar and fat and can cause problems.
Sometmes,fast food is what it is. You have go with the flow (travel, etc) and learn to deal with it. On work road trips, real food is not readily available, espescially with per diem, etc. You just cannot eat in top rung places where the food is cleaner and more real. And a can of tuna and crackers after a hard day is misery. Learning where and what to eat is the diabetic traveler's dilema.
So, sometimes a double cheesebirger and diet coke is a godsend.
Tuna mixed w/ diced avocado and Sriracha sauce is awesome!! I've probably eaten it for 1/2 my weekend lunches since we discovered it last summer!
I have found that there are lots of surprising carbs in their food. The diet lemonade has carbs, for example.
But maybe it is just the frequency. I eat there about 4 times per year (no fries) and have few problems
LOL I love chic fil a. Im not BIG on fast food, but if I'm going to eat it it will most definately be chic fil a. I don't really have any problems. I usually get the 8 piece chicken nuggets which by Calorie King states they are 11 grams. And I get a small cup of ice cream...no chocolate, which I have through trial and error guestimated to be around 66 grams, lol I know carb loaded lunch, but lunch is my BIGGEST meal. My I:C ratio at lunch time is 1:10, and luckily I don't have any problems.