Last week was great. We packed up the fam and went to the happiest place on earth, DiSnEyLaNd!
It was great, and lots of fun, but more difficult than I expected to eat the right way. I prepared by having my friend Cindy cook up a bunch of good quality snacks for me. She made a bunch of grain-free treats for me to take: cowboy cookies, a honey/molasses carmel corn that tastes like cracker jacks, two types of pumpkin muffins, a cranberry/dark chocolate bar. I took fruit I could snack on, and water.
This worked out pretty well on the trip down, plus while we were in the condo. But there was a lot of eating out, and that was tricky. We ate at three different buffets, which was enough to last me for a year! I've always hated watching people go crazy eating a bunch of unhealthy food, and now it's even worse. I was usually okay if I stuck with the salad bar, but that got old. At Disneyland I was able to get gluten-free buns, which was good, but usually gluten free bread has a lot of sugar in it. I found it interesting that In-N-Out Burger had a grain-free option for a hamburger where they wrapped the burger in lettuce.
I know that I ate things here and there that I reacted to, because I started to itch all over, and still am. My gut is sore, too, like I shocked it. I did sneak a few bites of no-no's here & there. I had a few skittles, a few licks of a lolly pop, and even had some cheesecake at a buffet! I didn't eat the graham crust, so I thought it would be okay. Nope. My family has made great strides in the last 3-5 months, but this vacation was a big step back, nutritionally. Live & learn. I guess I'll just have to pack all of my food to everything, all the time. It's so inconvenient, but I'm still searching for the answer! There's got to be a way.