To maintain steady blood sugar levels, make dinner plans with friends at your usual mealtime and call ahead for a reservation.
To make sure you don’t overeat, offer to share an entrée with one of your dining partners.
You know the drill: Instead of fries, request steamed veggies. Swap out any side dishes that are high in fat.
If your doctor says it’s okay, an alcoholic drink with a meal is fine. But beware—alcohol adds lots of empty calories.