People often stick to their minds that patients with gluten intolerance can not live a normal life. Eating in your favorite restaurants, having fun with your friends, traveling and partying can not be that tough as you expected it to be. Keep in mind these strategies to help you deal with gluten intolerance without stress.
First, if you're planning to go out and have your meal in your favorite restaurant then the first thing that you must do is to explain to the waiter that you have gluten intolerance. It is in this manner that they would be able to help you at the same time it will be easier for them to pick alternative ingredients for your condition. Do not be shy! You're not the only one in this world who has gluten intolerance. Just be polite while you make your requests. Most chefs find it more interesting to make special dishes for specific conditions.
Celiac societies also offer a dinner's card. All celiac patients are privileged to have this regardless of the nationality. Hand this to your server. This will be very helpful in explaining the limitations of a celiac diet for a person with gluten intolerance.
Craving for pizza? That's not a problem! You have a choice of bringing your own pizza to your local pizzeria then let them add the toppings then cook your gluten-free pizza. This can be also enjoyed by your friends even though they do not have is disease. Just be so sure that it will not be cooked in the oven on the same spot as regular pizzas!
You must also not forget your local celiac support group! They usually provide you with the names of restaurants in your area primarily the chef's name which caters gluten-free diet for patients with gluten intolerance. Is not that nice? You'll be able to impress your buddies when you go to a certain restaurant asking for the chef by name!
Do not let gluten intolerance limit your vacation or fun adventure. A lot of gluten-free cruises are sponsored by celiac societies. You could also make advance arrangements practically in writing or you can bring with you your own bread and snacks on board!
Who says that gluten-free desserts are not readily available? They're wrong! In one of Bette Hagman's recipe books, it is shown there that meringues are totally safe and can be used for gluten-free fancy desserts.
When attaining parties, you must inform the party-giver in advance so the he or she may be able to prepare alternative dishes for visitors with gluten intolerance. Another alternative would be to bring your own dishes or eat a filling meal before the party then limit yourself to those foods which are suitable for gluten intolerance.