I’m lucky. I live in a small town with a lot of healthy restaurants, so it is not hard to find good food when I go out.
Depending on where you live, it might take some exploration and experimentation to find really good food when eating out. Sometimes you need to get picky with the restaurant staff about what is in the salad dressing and what oils they cook with.
Becoming ‘one of those people’ who have specific food requirements is a part of the dance of resolving an autoimmune condition. It may feel awkward, but it is absolutely worth the inconvenience or embarrassment.
Good food is a relationship, and a good relationship needs a date night.
It really depends on what you bring to the date. If you are full of passion and curiosity and playfulness, it is going to be a good date. If you’re there with a bunch of math, it will be that kind of a date – which feels more like a meeting trying to control the bottom line.
I encourage you to make this relationship about really good food, not just good math. I have done all of the math and will explain it in detail in future articles.
For now, focus on imagining all of the amazing date nights and delicious meals you will create for yourself and those along for the adventure.