Where do you want to eat? This is a very common question that we all are asked everyday but to those of us who suffer from "Celiac" its frustrating and complicated. I always end up having to explain my new life without gluten, and I will admit that it becomes tiresome but its another side effect of the disease. I have done research on where and what I can eat when we go out to dinner with family or friends. A lot of places do offer gluten free menu options, even some fast food chains but from my experience we have to be cautious of cross contamination. Regardless of how many questions I ask about the ingredients, sauces, how it's cooked or what else is cooked on that grill I still seem to get cross contamination a lot. I tend not to eat out or i will eat before I leave the house. So no breakfast on the way to work and no fast food lunches during work for me. I take the time and prepare my meals so I can ensure that all the ingredients are safe, but it's time consuming. My daily diet consists of whole foods, fresh meats and fish. I stay away from frozen foods and vegetables, due to the processing which gluten is often used. I also pay attention to the notes about what else is processed in that plant. "Where do you want to eat Rich?"....At home.

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