What's for Breakfast?
What's for Lunch?
What's for Dinner?
This is where the challenge gets real - because you will discover that most restaurant staff don't know what ingredients are included in their menu items.
If you were living with allergies for real you would have to talk to the chef in person to see if measures can be put in place to ensure your food was safe. It's not easy eating out with food allergies and many people choose to avoid it all together.
If you are eating out fast food - most major fast food restaurants will have an ingredient listing you can ask to read.
Was it a Challenge for you?
Did you find taking the Top 8 Challenge easy or hard?
If it was easy for you then that is great - you may have even felt better for the day by limiting what you ate and eating healthier because packaged food isn't easy to come by without the Top 8 allergens. But would you want to do it everyday??
Remember... It's no fun for people living with an EGID because they don't have a choice, if they eat these foods they could feel sick, they may cause damage to parts of their gastrointestinal tract, some may choke or find it hard to swallow.
Some of them find it hard to grow on the restricted diet and suffer from failure to thrive, they may require to drink an elemental formula each day to receive their nutrient intake and possibly through a feeding tube.
For more info about EGIDs please visit the ausEE website.