What they’re really asking (I know this because it’s exactly what I asked, too) is, “How long will I have to stay on the diet before I’m completely better, and I can go back to eating my normal food?”
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I recently took an impromptu trip to the US for a dear relative’s funeral. This wasn’t my typical kind of travel when I have my packing list out a week before departure, slowly purchasing all the ingredients so I can prepare dehydrated Alkalizing Kale and Seaweed Crackers or my favorite Breakfast Cookies (both Sweet Life Club recipes), or other homemade items to keep me nourished and healthy while I’m on the road.
This time, though, I had barely 24 hours to plan, pack, shop and cook up anything I needed to take in advance–so the cooking had to go.
Plus, while it would be lovely to spend hours poring over the Airbnb listings so I could find an eco-friendly place with organic sheets and towels, that wasn’t going to happen with the time or budget I had available.
I had to make the best of it and ensure that the essentials were covered so I didn’t come home and immediately come down with something or experience a symptom flare-up.
What do you bring on a trip when you follow a restricted diet that’s sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and mostly grain-free?
Given the reason for the trip and the fact I’d have to depend on others to drive me to and from the hotel, that also meant I might not make it to restaurants of my choice–and definitely NO chance I’d make it to Whole Foods.
I’m pleased to report that I managed just fine; nobody starved (least of all me); and I came home slightly tired but not really worse for wear. A couple hours extra sleep once I got home, and I felt the same as always.
So, what did I pack? Here’s my list of must-haves and how I navigated some otherwise sticky situations.
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