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    Leaky Gut Diet – Restaurant Tips

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    dining-outJust because you need to stick to your leaky gut diet plan doesn’t mean that you have to lock yourself in your home in fear of eating the wrong the thing. But that is exactly what I did when I discovered that I had leaky gut.

    After I discovered my underlying gut problem I spent years being so afraid of food that I refused to eat out at any restaurant in fear of eating something that would trigger my symptoms. Living in fear of food is not living at all and I don’t want you to follow that same path.

    You can still enjoy getting out of the house and eating at restaurants. You just have to be a little more careful about what you order. It isn’t that hard, it just takes a little getting used to.

    Follow these simple rules and you won’t have worry about or wonder what you’re eating and whether or not it will impact your chronic symptoms.

    Leaky Gut Diet Restaurant Tips

    1. Stick to Meat and Vegetables

    Meat and vegetables should make up the bulk of your leaky gut diet so it is best to stick with them when eating at a restaurant as well. Look for fish, chicken, turkey, beef, and lamb menu items. These menu items typically served with vegetables. Make sure you are getting an adequate amount of protein. Try to stick to less starchy vegetables like ordering a sweet potato instead of a white potato.

    2. Get it Grilled, Poached, or Sautéed

    When ordering your meat it is best to order it grilled, poached, or sautéed. Many restaurants fry their foods in trans-fats and/or vegetable oil which cause massive amounts of inflammation and should be avoided at all costs.

    3. Forget the Bread and Pastas

    Our culture has become very accustomed to bread and pasta with every meal. Restaurants love to give them to you because they are cheap filler foods with no real nutritional value. When avoiding gluten, these foods should be avoided. Don’t be afraid to ask the waiter/waitress to not bring the complimentary bread basket so it doesn’t become tempting.

    4. Don’t be Afraid to Ask or Order Off Menu

    If you aren’t sure how a particular dish is prepared, then ask the waiter/waitress. Food allergies are a big issue and liability for restaurants so if they don’t know, they should go to the kitchen and get the answers for you. Also, don’t be afraid to order something that isn’t on the menu. If you want something simple like a grilled chicken breast with vegetables, almost any restaurant will accommodate you.

    5. Watch Out for Hidden Gluten

    Hidden flours are in many menu items. They are typically used as a thickening agent for sauces and flavorings. Stay away from thick, creamy, and cheese sauces as much as possible.

    6. Nicer Restaurants = Better Ingredients

    Nicer restaurants know that better and fresher ingredients taste better. They typically use organic ingredients as much as possible. They also typically cook in healthier oils that don’t go rancid. Nice restaurants will never sacrifice quality for price.

    7. Pass on the Alcohol

    Alcohol is one of the driving factors behind intestinal permeability. Because of this, it should be avoided entirely on your leaky gut diet. You should love yourself enough to not give into the peer pressure. Odds are if you are out with others who are heavy drinkers, there is a good chance that they are suffering from chronic symptoms as well but they just aren’t ready or willing to deal with them yet.

    Now that you have your leaky gut diet restaurant tips in hand you can enjoy a night out on the town without having to sacrifice your health or gut healing process.

    If you haven’t already, be sure to check out these leaky gut diet tips to help you kick start the gut healing process.

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  • Plus it could be mentioned that your friends will never have to worry about who can be the designated driver for the night! Imagine, leaky gut syndrome contributing to less drunk drivers on the road!

  • I have never drank alcohol in my life, and still have this issue, I was mainly rice and grain eater.

  • I carry Herbal tea bags with me and order a cup of hot water so I can make my own tea.

  • I like MOE’S southwestern resturant. I order the burrito bowl. It is salad bowl (not a tortilla bowl) with fresh ingredients of your chioce.

  • Thank you very much for the tips, especiallay about meat and it’s way of cooking,

    in general when we go out and i look how my family enjoys pizza, pancakes, and other i comfort my self
    with fresh fruit smoothies, salads (at an hour where no one eats salads ike in the afternoon…) sometimes
    mashed potatoes with grilled meat.

    Miss Brimeyer i hope you have also some tips about how to deal with family meals at home,
    i mean the daily challenge when you have a leaky gut, and your children scream “i’m hungry” seeing you
    chopping vegetables….!
    I try to make them eat as much as possible fresh fruits and vegetbales but they have other needs than we,
    they need to grow and develop

    Thank you….

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