wendelina Posted May 6, 2014 Share Posted May 6, 2014 I've had incredible success with my Whole30 - no more ineffective allergy medications! I'm going home to visit the family for the first time since rolling off my Whole30, and I admit, I'm dreading it, and not just due to the normal family stressors! Mom likes to make me homemade ziti as a bribe, to get me to come home more often (because, frankly, I've always loved it). Dad helpfully offers me whole wheat or seeded bagels, because they're "healthier." My sister and her kids want to go out for ice cream and treats, since my visiting is such an occasion. At least one dinner is typically pizza ... but we get salad with it! We swear! Breakfasts are bagels, or toaster/frozen waffles, or English muffins. There will be, quite honestly, nothing in their house that I can eat in safety. While I can make my own food (hell, I can bring my own food, since my parents do not recognize the difference between factory farmed meats and non), I hate being That Girl who is the one alone, who has to eat different meals. Even though I have told them about my new need for no allergy meds, but they remain skeptical. "Why do this, when you can just get allergy shots? You could always eat these foods before, why can't you eat them now?" I want to be a good example for them, to show them what focusing on real foods can do without drugs, but I want to make it easier for me too. My parents are both pre-diabetic (along with hypertension, arthritis and other health issues) now and are being their usual selves and "following doctor's orders" - whole grains! lots of whole grains!. My niece is AD(H)D and I really think that diet is a cause, and taking meds was gotten to too quickly. How do people deal with relatives who love you, who are totally entrenched in modern pharmacology and the standard American diet counseling? How do you handle situations like this where you don't have the freedom to handle your own food, without making EVERYONE uncomfortable? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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