Founder of Gluten Free School
Dear Gluten-Free Friend…
I know how much strain going gluten-free has been for you.
The pit in your stomach as you stare as a menu, but the only thing you’re worried about is if you’re going to get glutened.
I’ve totally been there — my stomach doing flips feeling like my attempt to ask questions is brushed off. I’m not honestly sure the server believes me just how important it is that I get a truly gluten-free meal.
Because getting glutened means one thing for me — nauseating, painful, run-to-the-bathroom-now-or-else explosive diarrhea.
And it’s not just one casual stroll to the restroom. It’s my adult version of the 50-meter dash hoping the bathroom isn’t occupied — or else!
Then come on the headaches, rough red rashes across my cheeks, brain fog and fatigue that sucks my energy away, and of course… more diarrhea for days.
Heaven forbid this happens when you’re traveling… talk about a fast way to ruin your plans and spend your trip making besties with the toilet.
As if this wasn’t enough, let’s not forget about the looks and glares sent in your direction. Or those insensitive (or just plain rude) comments about how “difficult” you’re being that make your face flushed with embarrassment.
Many times I’ve wished that I could just crawl under the table and scurry unnoticed from the restaurant thinking “Why did I even think eating out was a good idea?”
I got tired of feeling judged and ridiculed by family members and friends who think I’m doing this for fun or a fad. I hated being the butt of their jokes that cut right through the thin shred of confidence I had and made me feel like a weirdo loser.
Guess I could have thrown in the towel… and maybe you have because you feel like no one’s on your side and the stakes are too high if you get glutened.
But I ask that you give me a moment to check this out because I went from being a pasta-and-bread-loving Italian gal who spent the better half of 8 years hitting every road bump while eating out.
Fortunately for you, I’ve figured out exactly what works (and what doesn’t) so that a safe dish makes its way to me time and time again no matter if I’m at a chain restaurant or a mom-and-pop BYOB. And I’ve learned how to make it through trips without getting glutened.
From that experience, I’ve taught thousands of gluten-free women (and men) how to passed all the frustration and fear of getting glutened so that they can confidently and safely dine out.
Before I share more specifics, have you tried any of these strategies?
As with anything in life — trust is everything.
Being able to trust people or experiences makes you feel safe, comfortable and in control. It allows you to enjoy the moment and be fully present to whomever you’re out with.
This is in stark contrast to feeling like you can’t depend on or have faith in a strangers who are supposed to serve you. Servers who may very well have no comprehension that you just want a nice night out without worry or running to the bathroom 10 times and being sick for days.
Not knowing what’s going on behind the scenes at a kitchen or whether the waiter believes that you REALLY need to be gluten-free probably doesn’t make you feel confident about eating out.
And to be fair, there are so many opportunities for gluten to sneak into your meal because of carelessness, a lack of education about what REALLY makes a meal gluten-free, or serious disrespect for patrons like you (and me) who require a bit more care.
Add to this the uncertainty you’ve probably felt not knowing exactly what to say to get the answers you need before you take a bite and well…
It feels like you’re headed into the lion’s den unsure of which lion is ultimately going to get you. Not having the confidence and know-how to navigate a menu loaded with gluten landmines isn’t fun. And it’s made worse by the lack of support you feel from those out with you who make your “issues” the butt of every joke.
I get it. When you don’t feel like you can trust the experience of dining out… throwing in the towel and eating every meal at home seems like a small price to pay just to avoid this massive stress.
You’ll be the one hanging out with the toilet or doubled over in pain.
And you’re the only one left to deal with the consequences of…
Plus all these other “fun” side effects from getting glutened…
Just to name a few. Everyone’s experience after getting glutened is different.
But what is the same are the thoughts running through your mind trying to identify the hidden culprit.
That’s why you end up feeling like you’ve only got two choices…
Either accept that you can’t eat outside of your home without incurring the brunt of gluten-related consequences…
Or constantly live in fear of food, distrusting of everyone who doesn’t get what you go through as you pick at your food hoping you don’t start to feel sick.
The result from choosing either of these options is that you won’t ever feel like a normal person again.
You won’t have the freedom to take a night off from cooking or partake in occasions meant to celebrate birthdays, engagements, graduations, or heck… just being on vacation.
Take a moment and think about what’s it’s for you to drive your car. I’m sure the first few times you went out learning to drive weren’t pretty. The experience of learning to drive was probably stressful and scary. But with practice and good guidance, you learned how to do it so that now there are so many things you can do (like staying on your side of the road) without even thinking about them.
My point is that the skill of driving has become second-nature to you.
And that’s how dining out can be.
The best part is… that this positive dining out experience that you really want is totally possible for you.
You can go out to lunch and easily navigate your way around a menu and get the help you REALLY want from the server.
No stress. No condescending comments from the server. No glares. No fuss.
What you get is safe, delicious food, a fun easy-going evening out, and feeling normal.
That’s what being able to dine out can give to you. It means feeling like you belong and that gluten doesn’t get to steal your fun.
As I said before, I’ve done the legwork and been the guinea pig already so that you don’t have to. After testing out approaches and learning about the restaurant industry, I’ve created a roadmap on how to dine out when you’ve GOT to be gluten-free (or else you’ll pay the price).
And I want to make sure that you get your hands on it because it will give you the knowledge, practical real life know-how, and confidence to dine out safely.
Real quick… There is some work (not a ton) involved in mastering this skill.
I don’t have a magic wand that can make the experience perfect or without any potential hiccups.
If you’re going to dine out, then you have to learn the ropes.
It’s not complicated, but the bit of energy and time you invest will pay you back in spades so that you feel free and confident to head out for an evening with friends or even to go on vacation.
Because I have been dining out since 2008 and have traveled extensively while being gluten-free, I’ve streamlined everything for you into a “roadmap” so that you can take my know-how and use it.
You can miss all the potholes in the road and see the red flags before that you’re probably not even aware of right now.
Now I know exactly how to handle incorrect meals – like a salad with croutons – so they can’t just bring me out the same dish without the croutons. Thank you for giving us tips to navigate and enjoy dining out!”
If you’re ready to stop feeling confused and guilty about your “special diet,” and begin feeling empowered, then this no-nonsense guide is a necessity.”
The “How to Eat Out Gluten-Free” eCourse has definitely helped me and I know it can really make dining out something you can enjoy again.”
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Looking forward to working with you!
Founder of Gluten Free School
P.S. – Yes, I am going to share the EXACT steps that work for me as well as many others who’ve gone through this course. What you do with the information I’m going to share is entirely up to you. If being able to dine out safely without all the stress is a priority for you, I’d highly recommend diving into the material as soon as possible. That way your experience will begin improving sooner rather than later.
P.P.S. – Remember, if you have any questions, you’ll be a member of my private Facebook group where I hang out. I’m happy to personally answer any questions you have so that you can finally dine out “like a normal person” and enjoy yourself!
P.P.P.S – The entire eCourse is a digital product so no physical product of any kind will be shipped to you. And yes, the materials will work on both a Mac and PC platforms.