those who are on special diets... (paleo, vegan, gluten-free, etc.)
What do you do when you travel out of town or visit family for holidays/events? Do you help plan the menu, buy food when you get there, break your diet temporarily? How does your familiy respond to your eating habits?
My mom's "love language" is cooking and she's growing increasingly frustrated that I can't or won't eat many of the dishes she loves to cook that I grew up eating. She's annoyed but understanding of our no-dairy because of DS2's sensitivity, but doesn't understand things like not wanting to eat wheat and avoiding sugar. And she's not excited about me helping with the menu either.
I'm trying to come up with a good way to explain why our new eating habits are important and how I can be sensitive to her love of cooking but prevent (more) conflict during our visits, when she isn't interested in trying new recipes that fit our dietary requirements.