As an honored member of the Today Show food club, Mr. Charming and I were asked to share our story of how we cope with our dietary differences, (me with many restrictions, him with none.) Our story was published on the Today Show this week and I wanted to share our story below, along with some added tips to supporting a loved with with food sensitivities.
I was worried that our drastically different diets would put a strain on our marriage, as I'd heard so many stories of relationships hitting bumpy terrain when one persons health forced such change.
However, my loving best friend, partner and supporter embraced the change with me and for the most part eats gluten-free and dairy-free with me. When we travel we stay in timeshares where we have access to kitchens and visit local Farmers Markets in nearby cities. He occasionally eats whatever he wants, which I support 100%, because if I could, I would too, but this road has been such a blessing, to not only healing me, but teaching us what's really in our food, and in the end we are both much healthier because of these challenges.
Next see my top 7 tips for being the best partner / friend / family member when a family member has food restrictions.