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Hospital Food Choices Made Easier

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Rachox, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Rachox

    Rachox Other · Type 2 - well controlled. Moderator.
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    My friend’s son was recently in a Hampshire hospital and she said she thought of me when she saw the nutritional info available for each food choice! Would make life so much easier to make lower carb (I’m reluctant to say low carb!) choices when in hospital. I hope more hospitals start using this system.

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  2. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Can't argue that it's a step in the right direction, but would like to see the total in the meal ?
     
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  3. Rachox

    Rachox Other · Type 2 - well controlled. Moderator.
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    I guess for each element you select you’ll get the relevant info. Maybe they need to provide a calculator too in case maths isn’t your strong point! ;)
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What does "Picture is for illustration purposes only" mean? What other use is there for a picture?
     
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope the app will add it all up as a person choose veg etc.
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Hey, it's a start at least.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Sounds good enough to me.
     
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    It's probably because the food doesn't look like the picture when served ha ha
     
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    HSSS Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Today I had another impromptu day in a Hampshire hospital (not the one above as there were no fancy digital food menus). Interestingly when shown a menu (which I didn’t get to eat) they had every dietary option going except low carb as a separately available menu. The lad taking orders when I asked for low carb options offered sandwiches or jacket potatoes .

    Other food staff then informed me they did also have a special low carb menu as it had been asked for increasingly but hadn’t listed it yet and would let me have it if I was still there later. They also hadn’t considered how useful knowing ingredients could be and would put that suggestion forward as another card to be made available along with the nutritional content they also have. All of these non standard menus and carss need to be asked for.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    It seems Hampshire is way ahead of other areas in this respect.
    Hoping you are OK after your impromptu day in hospital.
     
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    HSSS Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    It does look promising but I didn’t actually test out what they thought was low carb so optimistic is the way I’m looking at it. The hospital sacked burger king and installed an m&s cafe so I sent my companion rollioto shopping before I saw any menus.

    Kind of ok. Weird atypical migraine a much better outcome than stroke or lesions! 35 yrs of them being one way and now a very different experience that I hope clears off or I find a way to handle better. Need referral to neuro though.
     
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  12. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    I recently learned that those on a GF diet have an a la carte option in my area. Whilst GF is a total pain, I'll buy that silver lining should ever I need it.
     
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