I attend a lot of meetings and conferences and invariably the question about dietary requirements comes up. I love the crazy looks I get when I tell people I eat a gluten and dairy free diet. Most looks are akin to lobsters crawling out of their ears, like, ‘So, what can you eat?’ Then I usually get a plate of nothing but vegetables….so where’s the beef?
This is a great conversation starter about what you can eat and how it’s so tasty and why you started eating this way. I love talking about how these choices are really all about the freedom of choice about what you put in your body and how you are taking a stand for healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. You are taking responsibility for your own health.
Now, when people ask me about dietary requirements, I still say gluten and dairy free, but then I also list out what I can eat: plenty of meat, fruit and veg. Once I give people that list, you see the lights go on and they say, oh, that’s easy!