Although I’ve been gluten-free for over eight years, dining out safely can still be a challenge for me. Ask anyone with celiac disease and they’ll likely say the same.
You know yourself better than any doctor. Learn to pay careful attention to your body and to your symptoms. Take daily notes, keeping close track of what you eat, how you sleep, your energy levels during the day, your fluctuating moods, your toilet habits, your pain and other symptoms. An organized, detailed log of symptoms can help you and your doctor spot any overarching patterns that may provide clues and point to triggers.
I’m a 20-year-old guy with food issues and some other medical conditions. I’m someone who takes medication multiple times a day. Someone who battles fatigue and weakness just to get out of bed. Someone who has to plan hours ahead to accomplish a simple task. I don’t live a normal life.
Dating is a whole new world when you have to analyze every piece of food that you put in your mouth (not to mention kissing).* So how do you happily and successfully navigate the dating scene when you have food issues? It all starts with you.