We’ve all been there.
Sitting at a restaurant with our friends, dreading the moment the waiter comes along to take our order.
We know what’s going to happen.
Someone will give us a weird look or ask us an annoying question when we give the waiter special instructions.
Someone might even laugh or roll their eyes and look at us as if we belonged in a mental asylum.
“What, you don’t eat… bread?”
“You? On a diet? But you don’t need to lose weight!”
“No bread? Hey, everything is good in moderation, right?”
I find these questions/comments to be SO annoying when I’m not in the mood.
I’ve realized that I can make my life a lot easier by simply telling the waiter that I’m intolerant to sugar and gluten.
This works like a charm, every time.
The waiter doesn’t roll his eyes, no one at a near table gives you a weird look and laughs.
You get a meal that is free of the two worst ingredients in the modern diet, sugar and wheat.
If you also ask that your meal is fried in real butter instead of vegetable oil, then you’ve probably got yourself a healthy feast on your hands.
It isn’t a real “intolerance” but we do get a negative reaction by eating these foods and we’re totally justified by implying that we don’t tolerate them.
You can also use phrases like “allergic to sugar and gluten”, “sugar and gluten make me sick”, whatever you say that doesn’t provoke weird looks and unnecessary questions.
It will make your life easier.