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CathyO, I am the same way, if I didn't make it, I won't eat it.
but I go everywhere with my family, bring my own food.. no one anywhere has EVER said anything. I don't ask permission, I don't apologize.. I have been to every restaurant my family wants to go to. I won't go to a place like a pizza place where flour is flying around. but any normal restaurant is fine. when others are ordering I just tell the waiter that I am fine, not ordering. then when their food comes i take my plate out of my small cooler bag that looks like a purse. no one has yet to say a word, for real!
I started this a few weeks ago after my doctor suggested it. I know a while back i posted here that even with being gluten dairy and soy free for 2 years I was still puffy and bloated, and it was recommended I try this. at the time I guess I wasn't ready as I felt there were so few things I enjoyed, and eliminating more food just seemed so unfair. but the bloating and puffiness, and gas continued and I did try this.. anyway, all I can say is WOW.. it really is amazing how great I feel. there are a bunch of things I miss, like fruits and some veggies, but it's worth it a million times over.
my husband can have all the gluten out of the house that he would like. I have a strict gluten free home, and can't imagine the anxiety I would feel if anyone made gluteny food here. i have to be able to be safe at home. my kids are grown and out of the house, so it's just the 2 of us most days.
I go to my kids houses often, and they know I am showing up with my food. in the beginning they offered to cook for me, but I thanked them and declined explaining I was happier eating food made in my own gluten free kitchen. I agree with all the posters, you don't live there, so just bring your food. hope it works out.
I am glad to hear you were able to make the move to go and bring your food.
it's a complete mystery to me why anyone would care at all what you are eating. I go everywhere and bring my own food. why should anyone have anything to say? to me, it's their problem. I go to people's houses, restaurants etc, and ask no permission or apology.
maximoo, sorry I never got back here. I am in Coral Springs. Green Wave Cafe is on Broward Blvd near the turnpike. strictly gluten free place, it's vegan and raw, which I don't need, but there's no gluten on the premises so I know I'm good there. one of the few places i go to.
I have to agree here too. after years of eating out being my norm, to me now it's not worth the possibility of being sick for a week. I don't live in a bubble, but just don't eat unknown food out. I bring my food wherever I go. if I ever showed up anywhere without my nifty cooler bag, people would be puzzled.
I am sorry to hear your family won't go gluten free. I made cookies once with my granddaughter when I was new to all this, and got really sick. at the time I thought if I didn't eat them I would be ok, but didn't know then about airborne flour and it getting everywhere. that was the point in time I cleaned out my kitchen, replaced most everything and took my home gluten free.
maybe you can show them some information on how this is affecting you, or your doctor can speak to them..
Blessed Mommy, you brought a smile to my face saying you kiss your kids on the top of their head.
I pick my grandkids up from school every Monday, and usually leave while they're eating dinner. very gluteny stuff. so when I am getting ready to go, one will usually say to the other, "grandma's coming to kiss your head goodbye".
I wouldn't eat out in a place that has gluten in on the premises, period. I have had too many bad experiences, and being sick for an entire week is not worth it. there are several places that are completely gluten free, and I go there if I want to go out. if not, I will go with people for the social experience but I bring my own food. I have become a master at that. no one anywhere has ever said a word, ever.