Here’s My Deal:
Lots of good social/diet advice on the site lately! So I thought I’d bounce this one off you:
I’ve been gradually coming down from a flare for the past two months, and my diet has been even more restrictive than usual. SCD itself hasn’t been much help for me, but nevertheless I’ve narrowed my diet down to something workable – though it’s definitely quirky. I think of it as the “Baby Food Diet” because it seems I can only eat soft foods! (I also eat no dairy or meat.) Well, it’s pretty weird, but I manage as long as I make or bring my own foods. I can usually even figure out a light meal if eating at a restaurant.
Lots of good tips from folks here about explaining diet to friends and family. But, curious how people deal with the dreaded Work Meal. For example: a luncheon with visitors (potential donors, clients, recruits) your organization is trying to impress. Or an evening semi-social event with colleagues centered around food and drink. These events usually offer little or no choice of food: Client/donor meals where boxed lunches are brought in, or social events with a limited choice of snacks and drinks… none of which you can eat.
I hate to look like a freak just not eating, but one can’t exactly delicately share UC with groups of strangers and business contacts at a luncheon. Perhaps I should just fake an eating disorder? Er…. no…. *think think think…. *
Your thoughts, UC gurus?
Submitted by “Hopskotch” in the Colitis Venting Area
I’m a forty-something woman who’s had UC for fifteen years. I’ve had about half a dozen flares during that time.