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Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with loved ones. For many living with food allergies, navigating thanksgiving meals can lead to potential stress and safety concerns. Do you have any tips or tricks you use when attending or hosting thanksgiving?

  1. When attending holiday events, I often bring a dish I know I can eat safely. When I host thanksgiving, I cook a variety of dishes--those I can eat, favorites even if I can't eat them--and invite guests to bring a dish if they would like to.

    1. , these are some great tips.

      1. Great question Gabby! We do not celebrate Thanksgiving in my country but during the festive period, all the naughty foods start to come out and it can be a really stressful time. So, tips when attending house parties...

        1) Don't be ultra-strict on yourself. At this time of year, I become really disciplined with my main meals. I make sure that I stick to lots of greens and foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids and rich in vitamins for Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In my mind, this gives me what I call "Cheating Points". Obviously, I will steer clear of the foods that if I eat will cause nasty reactions, however, I will indulge in some chocolate and some salty snacks. I will have to pay the price for this but the damage will be mitigated by all the good stuff that I will feed into my body.

        2) Be preemptive! I will drink lots of water because it is always healthy to be hydrated. And it just makes me feel good. Also, I will take antihistamines beforehand. Being this preemptive helps with my anxiety about flaring.

        3) If possible avoid alcohol. It is often referred to as 'poison'. There is a reason for this. It is not meant for our bodies. Certainly not mine anyway. If I do these three things I am likely to have a fun Christmas.

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