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DOTSLADY
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10/28/08 12:48 A

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emoticonYou're not anal - you're taking care of yourself! Start making a new GF file! Do you have restaurant cards? This would also help the admin. asst. I would think.

www.triumphdining.com (I don't recommend the restaurant guide and haven't seen the grocery guide)- there is cost associated with these, but they're laminated and convenient, or there are free ones online if you google such.



Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 10/28/2008 (00:50)
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MARGIE100%PURE
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10/26/08 10:19 A

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Yeah I do a little work! Me Too, If the event is organized so I do not have a say, I eat before I go and hold a glass of something to look busy and stay active or call the restaurant ahead to special order something just for me!; if I can influence the organizer I steer her to a place or menu choice I can ensure will be pain-free and explain why; if it is a potluck then I bring 1 or 2 of the recipes of Gluten Free foods my family asks for and share the GF story and the great food. Personally, I have so many allergies; sulfur, yeast, MSG, disodium, citric acid, corn, oats, brown rice syrup, added food starches, arti'sweeteners, wine distillates, gluten free beer formaldehydes, etc...
Even the fresh veggies can be splashed with veggie cleaner or bottled lemon juice which can cause a headache and inflammation for me! (citric acid)
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Edited by: MARGIE100%PURE at: 10/26/2008 (10:21)
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10/25/08 4:49 P

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Most of the time I feel like each time I east it has become another page in my dietary life story: "Grilled salmon and salad I have known".

However, we do have an upscale Italian restaurant in my town, however, that has incredible appetizers that are gluten free, and many of the pasta dishes they will also substitute polenta and put the sauces on that...

But I prefer to not work while eating, so I don't do business luncheons. I just like to go out and enjoy it...but when people bring food to the office - I just assume I can't eat it - so about 10% of the time, I am pleasantly surprised. (Instead of 90% of the time being disappointed or feeling sorry for myself...)

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ILLINITEACHER52
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10/25/08 4:26 P

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I think gluten free is becoming more understood. I have gone to conferences where I have just had to let them know ahead of time and am accomodated without question. I usually have a gluten free food bar in my purse as back up just in case there is no good option.


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SUN_CLAY
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10/25/08 1:22 P

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If I need to take a client out, I choose places that I know will work for me. Otherwise I will eat before hand. I think calling the caterer is a great idea!

~melissa

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10/25/08 1:09 P

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Just wondering how you all handle work events where there will be food.

Do you usually give examples of what you CAN eat? Do you just state that your food needs to be GF? Do you find yourself bringing your own food along?

As I was just diagnosed, I'm trying to figure out how to handle all of my work luncheons, etc. I'm thinking that I'll get our admin assistant to call around to caterers this week and see who can do gluten free options, and what those options would be. Maybe that's a bit anal of me, but I'm thinking it would be nice to be able to know in advance who can accomodate this, and how...

What do you do??

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