So you’ve just been invited to your friend’s birthday dinner at an amazing restaurant. For most people this sounds fantastic, but if you’re FODMAP intolerant, might sound like a nightmare. Even thinking about it is stressful – feeling awkward ordering a “special meal”, unable to partake in the shared dishes, or accidentally consuming FODMAPs because the restaurant has no idea what the heck they are, then tossing in bed after with stomach aches and feeling like sh*t the next day.
I get it, I’ve been there. But one thing I’ve learnt is that these dinners are rarely as bad as I build them up to be and stressing about them only makes it worse (literally, stress is a big contributing factor to IBS).
Here are a few tips to make dining out a more enjoyable experience. I hope they help :)1. Plan Ahead