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Member Since 21 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Mar 26 2011 08:12 AM

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In Topic: What Does Everyone Eat For Breakfast?

24 March 2011 - 05:58 AM

I have to eat breakfast every day or I starve until lunch. I eat 2 eggs, whisked together in a bowl and then nuked in one of those egg poacher-style containers. Usually I add some lean ham (pre-cooked) and mustard on gluten-free, dairy-free bread. That gives me protein, fat, and carbs. I find with the combo, I easily stay full until lunch.

In Topic: Talking To Restaurant Staff

13 March 2011 - 04:30 AM

If it's a restaurant with a gluten-free menu, I ask the hostess for it while we're being seated. If not, I inform the waitstaff when they stop by to get our drink order. I usually say something like this, "Hi. I have Celiac Disease, which is like a wheat allergy. I can't have wheat, barley, rye, or oats. I also can't have dairy. I've been looking at your menu and I see ____ might be okay for me to order. Could you double-check with the chef that it would be safe for me? Is there anything they would suggest I get instead?" Most waiters and waitresses are really nice and will go back and forth between our table and the kitchen BEFORE putting in the order to try to be sure that the food is going to be okay.

I never order anything fried (including french fries) in a sit-down restaurant because their deep fryer is almost certainly shared with onion rings, fish sticks, or something else breaded. I never order anything with soy sauce in a restaurant unless I know they have tamari. I try to stick to places that will have an easier time serving me, but I've also had good experiences at Italian places (and you'd never think that would be possible without wheat or dairy!)

My $0.02: tell the waiter before you order, make sure the food will be okay and they're willing to work with you, THEN place your order. Be nice, try to be proactive.

I also make a point of thanking people, reporting great help and problems to the manager, and trying to give return business to places that treat me well.

In Topic: Red Meat Or Hamburger

12 March 2011 - 11:02 AM

Could have been cross-contamination, but otherwise I don't have any insight.

In Topic: Negative Biopsies Vs. Positive Biopsies

12 March 2011 - 10:34 AM

I'm a negative biopsy, positive blood work person.

In Topic: Red Meat Or Hamburger

12 March 2011 - 09:49 AM

Where was the hamburger from? Was there any filler added?

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