While I go in and out of rounds of Whole30, I am gluten free 100 percent of the time. I have been for a few years now and it has changed my life entirely. Never did I think that changing one thing would reverse so many of my health issues. I do have a long ways to go, however…my commitment to a gluten free lifestyle has been solidified for the rest of my life. The amount pain I go through when accidentally “glutened” is horrific. It can take weeks to fully recover. I wouldn’t intentionally do that to myself no matter how decadent a treat is.
It does take a lot of planning and strategizing to function in social situations. I can plan my own meals most of the time, take food to parties that I can eat, or review menus prior to going someplace. It can get exhausting if I am being honest, but it is a non-negotiable for me when it comes to my health. But, every now and then a “food emergency” comes up. It happened this week when I forgot my lunch at work. For the average person, that would mean scrounging for something at work, hitting up a vending machine or a convenience store, or ordering something to be delivered. For me, that is not an option. I do keep a stash of gluten free and Whole 30 compliant snacks in the event that this happens. I also usually keep a wide range of things in my car and my handbag (even an avocado most of the time…don’t judge). It has saved me so many times. The pictures included will show you what I keep on hand. Hopefully, it may help someone else plan for those “food emergencies”