This is a quick one that goes along with the theme so far of eating out (or somewhere other than your own house).
#5 Don’t be afraid to take food to someone else’s house if it enables you to eat or have a similar meal.
When I first got diagnosed I hated feeling different or having to go through to get my food first- I just felt uncomfortable. Often I would eat before or wait to get home if we went to visit friends or family- but this brought up the same attention I was trying to avoid.
Here’s some thing I’ve figured out about going to other people’s houses during meal time.
- Talk to your host about the menu
- Offer to bring your own food along the same lines as the menu to help out and be polite.
- Offer to bring food that would make your meal as similar to the rest of the group as possible.
An example of the last item; I offered to make guacamole and bring chips that I knew were gluten-free to share. Again as long as you are gracious and understanding of whatever the host asks you to bring or not bring these steps usually ensure a smooth mealtime for everyone! 😊