Eating out is unavoidable... and just because you're gluten-free doesn't mean you have to give up on eating out nor should you have mass anxiety about getting glutened every time you order a meal at a restaurant.
After six years of eating gluten-free, I learned that you CANNOT RELY ON RESTAURANT STAFF TO GET IT RIGHT.
Instead, you must know exactly what questions to ask and what clues to decode to protect yourself from getting sick to your stomach (literally).
I'll teach you that YOU hold the power to safely eating out. I'll show you exactly what you need to do and say to get a safe meal each and every time. Yes, you can enjoy eating out again. I'll show you how...
You're not alone.
When I found out I had celiac disease, I was so nervous about eating out. In fact, eating out caused so much anxiety for me that I would often go to a restaurant and order nothing. That’s right, nothing. I’d rather sit there and NOT eat than risk getting sick. I refused to eat out because getting glutened is no fun! In fact, it’s downright painful. Within an hour of eating gluten, I feel like crap. My stomach bloats like a balloon and I have to urgently, yes, urgently use the bathroom. On top of it all, every time I got glutened, I was damaging vs. repairing my gut. No thanks!
But I've since learned how to eat out safely. I've learned that I have the power to make things right and that I have more control over the situation than I realized.
In Eating Out Gluten-Free: The Ultimate Guide, I'll teach you exactly how to eat out safely by being an educated, knowledgeable and assertive diner.
“I would definitely recommend Eating Out Gluten-Free: The Ultimate Guide to anyone who is gluten-free. I've been gluten sensitive for three years and I learned a lot of things from this book that I did not know before. I believe there is no such thing as educating ourselves too much about what gluten is doing to our bodies, how to stay away from it and how to advocate for ourselves in society. Before reading this book, eating at a restaurant felt like such a chore. I always felt like I needed to apologize to the waiter, my friends, and my family for making things so inconvenient because of my gluten sensitivity. Jenny has not only educated me on ways to choose a gluten-free restaurant but also how to know what things to watch out for to make sure my food is truly gluten-free. Most importantly, Eating Out Gluten-Free armed me with the tools I need to know what to say at restaurants to ensure my gluten sensitivity is taken seriously.”
- REBECCA STANFIELD
“I would absolutely, unreservedly recommend this book to everyone new to the gluten-free diet. As someone new to the gluten-free diet, you're caught in an overload of information and great expectations to get it right for your own health. This book is easy to read and offers someone quick navigation through the perils of dining out. You’ll learn how to advocate for yourself at restaurants and the section on cross-contamination is a true eye-opener for anyone new to gluten-free eating. Thanks again to Jenny for sharing this important knowledge so other gluten-free diners don’t have to live through these dining missteps.”
- HEATHER R.
“Being gluten-free is a necessary health treatment for me so I found this book helpful to me in many ways. I particularly enjoyed the tips related to building confidence in speaking up and addressing my dietary concerns with restaurant staff. The book also provided guidelines for ordering at different kinds of restaurants with clear, well thought-out examples. Overall, Jenny makes the activity of eating out a little less overwhelming to someone who is gluten-free and who might find eating out a difficult and frustrating task."
- VICKI ABLEIDINGER
“As a newly diagnosed celiac, I was overwhelmed with eating out and actually avoided it several times because I didn't want to go through all of the hassle. Eating Out Gluten-Free has made me feel more confident at restaurants and less fearful of leaving the safety of my kitchen. Jenny's tips include traveling on cruises and abroad, and navigating family parties and events. She also points out things to be extra cautious of and how to address them with restaurateurs. A great resource for any celiac!"
- LAUREN WALKER, CHICAGO, IL
“I've been gluten-free for 17 years and am aware of many of the things Jenny talks about in this book. I certainly would recommend this book to someone new or struggling with a gluten-free diet. Jenny gives a lot of information regarding what to do and not do while eating out and offers a list of some of the chain restaurants that offer more reliable choices to gluten-free diners. The information is valuable and helpful for anyone learning to navigate restaurants as a gluten-free diner.”
- KARIN PATTERSON
HOW TO PICK A SAFE RESTAURANT
I'll teach you how to find a safe restaurant as well as how to decipher restaurants that truly understand gluten-free from those that only pretend to know. I also share with you a list of chain restaurants with GF menus.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
Some restaurant servers think rice contains gluten or that couscous is gluten-free - both are wrong! You'll learn the exact questions to ask to ensure you get a gluten-free meal each and every time you eat out.
TEST YOUR FOOD FOR GLUTEN
I'll teach you everything I know about testing your food for gluten so you can make sure restaurants do what they say they're going to do. You have more power than you think when it comes to getting a safe restaurant meal.
GLUTEN POSSIBLITIES BY CUISINE
You'll learn how to order the safest gluten-free dishes at Mexican, Italian, Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian restaurants as well as what pitfalls to avoid. I also share exactly how I order a safe gluten-free meal at places like Red Robin, Chili's, Starbucks and more!
BUFFETS, TRAVEL & SPECIAL OCCASSIONS
I'll teach you how to navigate buffets safely, as well as how to ensure you get a safe meal when you're traveling, eating at a friend's out, or when you're at a special event, like a wedding or Bar Mitzvah.
THE FDA, ADA & OTHER LAWS
I'll teach you the FDA laws restaurants must abide by when it comes to catering to gluten-free diners. I'll also explain how the American Disabilities Act may (or may not) protect you at restaurants and in other sticky situations.
Jenny Finke is a certified integrative nutrition and health coach living in Denver, Colorado. Jenny not only teaches individuals how to safely eat gluten-free, but also she writes about all things gluten-free on her highly acclaimed blog, Good For You Gluten Free. Jenny is an outspoken advocate for those living with celiac disease and gluten-sensitivities and she has dedicated her life to helping people live a healthy and happy gluten-free lifestyle.
"Just because you’re gluten-free doesn’t mean you can’t eat out and feel normal. You should be able to eat out without feeling anxious or like you’re a bother to a restaurant. I'll teach you that there is so much in your control every single time you eat out, which means there are so many things you can do to avoid getting glutened. I'm here to help guide you so you can stay healthy, avoid gluten, and experience the joy of eating out again with your friends and family."
I'll teach you how to do everything in your power to avoid getting glutened! This book is a must-read for anyone new to the gluten-free diet or anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivites who is still struggling to eat out safely.
©2017 Good For You Gluten Free