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What's the deal with eating out at restaurants?

Is it safe if they claim something is gluten-free?

I usually ask them questions about sauces, and where it's cooked, etc.

I was told corn chips at Rubios were gluten-free, but I had a rash after eating them. Found out they were made in a shared frier with beer battered fish.

So, now I know to check if fried things, like french fries and chips are made separately b/f eating them. W

What about meat? Rice and veggies? Do you have to ask at each place, or do you trust what they tell you? Like if they say they are sure their soy sauce is gluten-free and automatically list the one food on the menu that is safe for gluten-free people?

Do you eat food that is labeled gluten-free, but says it's made in a factory that processes wheat, barley, etc? I guess I'm wondering just how anal I have to be about all of this? It's making me tired and slightly depressed!!!

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I don't blame you for being so. picky.. Your system seems to have no tolerance. I know that some people can have food from a shared fryer. But if you got sick from it then you need to be that picky. I am finding I also have issues with sugar, I ate some homemade ice cream the other day. I watched the guy make the ice cream mixture. There was no Gluten in it, but I still got sick. I made everything else so I know that could have been the only thing to get me sick. No one else got sick, so the batch wasn't bad. I seen him put about 10 cups of sugar in it.

So yes you need to be picky, for your own health, and so that you are able to do everything else normal you must take care of what you are placing in your stomach, making sure that you put nothing in your system that will make sick.

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If you're pretty new to the diet, it's probably not too wise to eat out. Eat cleanly in your home. That in itself if a task in itself. Get some healing done, before you venture out.

Dining out comes as a treat for educating yourself. But, you should always accept the risk.

If you have a local place that you like, educate them. Talk to them at off hours and go over the menu with the chief. Learn what they can offer you and how they prepare it.

It can be done successfully! There is hope! :D

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I won't eat out without checking out a restaurant's website first. I want to be sure that corporate policies are in place that I'm comfortable with. After that I speak with the staff to be sure I'm confident in their knowledge and ability. On top of that, I accept that I may simply get sick. There is one Wendy's I'll eat at that has a pretty good staff and a dedicated fryer and I haven't gotten sick yet, not even when I finally had my first fast food burger last month. Other than that I have 3 local places I know I can go, PF Changs, Outback and Rodizio Grill (a Brazilian steakhouse). We have two local Pizza places but I consider that high risk since the basis of the business is wheat flour. I'm ridiculously anal at home, and while I try to be careful about going out it's a simple fact of life for us that it's always a risk. (The exception to that for me at least being a 100% gluten free bakery.)

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