Since I started eating low carb to control diabetes I find myself not wanting to go the restaurants much anymore. Now, before this dietary change nobody liked eating out more than I did. My favorite thing was getting together with friends for an extended cocktail hour then sharing a meal @ a restaurant. Now, I’d rather eat @ home because I have the components to make low carb meals available. I know I can eat low carb at most restaurants if I choose wisely and I do but I feel “cheated” that I can’t eat what I want there be it bread, pasta, pizza, potatoes, rice, starchy vegetables, dessert etc. The restaurant experience doesn’t seem worth it now if I’m only having a steak or a piece of fish and a salad. I can cook that easily @ home for a fraction of the cost. I’m surprised that more good restaurants don’t offer low carbers options like baked goods both sweet & savory made with wheat flour alternatives like nut flours or lower carb sides and tout these on the menu. Waiters are generally clueless when you ask questions about ingredients/preparation of items on their menu. I thought there are millions of people eating low carb in the US, like the Atkins Diet adherents? Do fellow low carbers avoid restaurants too? For me the thrill is gone!