|About the Book|
Do you or an adult you care about have diet restrictions? Are you overwhelmed trying to fit a specialized diet into your daily life? Are you dealing with fear, grief, or sadness that your life may never be normal again due to your diet restrictions?MoreDo you or an adult you care about have diet restrictions? Are you overwhelmed trying to fit a specialized diet into your daily life? Are you dealing with fear, grief, or sadness that your life may never be normal again due to your diet restrictions? Do you feel like no one understands or seems to care about your specialized diet? Do you have difficulty communicating dietary needs while on a date or with friends and family? Do you feel embarrassment or shame when eating out or shopping for food? Have you become more isolated or less social because of your dietary needs? Do you wish grocery shopping were less cumbersome and challenging? Would you like to learn how to dine out with fewer problems? Would you be interested in tips and tricks for traveling with diet restrictions? Would you like to help support someone with his or her dietary needs and protocols? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are reading the right book. Paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, grain-free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, G.A.P.S., Fodmaps, low-sulfur and low-salt diets, as well as avoiding inflammatory foods and watching your weight, are just some of the food challenges that this book can help with. The details in these pages can help you navigate any of these protocols, and help almost anyone who is searching for help in integrating a specialized diet into daily life. What You Can Hope to Gain from Reading This Resource Guide: This book is a compilation of resources that Lisa Angst, the author, personally found helpful with her own extensive list of the diet restrictions used to manage ulcerative colitis. Authors quote, I wrote this book to help fulfill a very basic need: the ability to successfully eat within the parameters of a diet restriction with lower hassle and stress. In these pages, you will find a condensed, streamlined version of what took me years of research and a lot of trial and error. Many of the solutions I provide originate from my background in the hospitality and sales industries, along with my education in management, public speaking and communications. You will learn easy-to-understand strategies that will give even the shyest person empowering, assertive and positive approaches to adapting a specialized diet in almost any situation. You will learn about: A true success story from a person with an extensive list of diet restrictions. Strategies to help improve quality of life when living with a specialized diet. New ways to help manage the mental and emotional challenges that go with managing diet restrictions. Tips on handling the stresses of relationships with friends, loved ones and strangers when you have diet limitations. Ideas on how to help you or your loved ones travel or dine out with diet restrictions. This book is designed to provide usable tools and practical can-do advice with tips on how to make the transition to diet restrictions easier.