For those of us who suffer from food allergies or health-related dietary restrictions, an impromptu order of takeout can be emotionally triggering. As if being confined to the house didn’t give us enough to worry about.
Food sensitivity and reactivity can be confusing and frustrating for those who suffer, their friends and families. Working with a holistic health professional on active care while developing a strong wellness plan may help to target physical ailments while addressing new lifestyle integration.
4 suggestions for avoiding the rage, finding pathways to heal while continuing to enjoy a take out night.
- Trust your Gut: Pun intended, trust yourself! If the restaurant or a menu lacks clarity on all the ingredients, opt-out. Generally, if you remove foods that inflame you you should be able to tell a difference in your targeted area, within a few weeks.
- Be your Best Advocate: While beginning your journey practice discipline and honor your health. Find simple language to explain to friends, family or even restaurant staff about particular food sensitivities and stick to your guns. It will pay off!
- Be prepared: Engage in the healthy practice of planning, meal planning as well as researching smart places to eat for a take out night. Call ahead if needed.
- Health Counseling: If you are having pain but haven’t yet narrowed in on a specific allergy, please speak with a healthcare professional about your options. Be honest and open.
Remember to be gentle and kind with yourself, listen to your body. Stay as disciplined as possible, remembering that any slip up can set back weeks from noticing results. You are on the road towards healing and it is a lovely journey.
Centered Holistic offers telehealth consultations and dropship food sensitivity analysis kits to help determine what specific foods are inflammatory for you.