#903: “I have to be very strict about food just now. How to tell family/friends?”

Dear Captain Awkward, All my adult life, I've been an adventurous eater. My partner and I love to cook and try new dishes. We invite people over for dinner parties a lot, and our friends and family love to reciprocate. We also really enjoy trying new restaurants with them. Unfortunately, I recently underwent allergy testing … Continue reading #903: “I have to be very strict about food just now. How to tell family/friends?”

#733: “I’m a Part-Time Vegetarian. How do I get people to stop commenting on my food choices?”

Dear Captain Awkward, I am part-time vegetarian. I feel like I get a lot of flak: ”well are you are a vegetarian or not?” and ”we saw you eat meat; so why should you get the special vegetarian food?” But I’m not waffling or being weak in my convictions. I have good reasons to eat … Continue reading #733: “I’m a Part-Time Vegetarian. How do I get people to stop commenting on my food choices?”

#479: Trying to be more social when you have serious dietary restrictions

Dear Captain, I’m in a very happy long term relationship. The biggest problem we face is we’re both introverts, and have some social anxiety along with it. It’s hard to make friends, but we’re trying. We’re very geeky, so we’re trying to get involved in geek spaces. Next comes the big hurdle, we have diet … Continue reading #479: Trying to be more social when you have serious dietary restrictions

#398: I’m tired of explaining my medical condition and food choices to “helpful” folks.

As of 11/29/2012, comments on this entry are closed. Hi Captain! I've had type 1 diabetes for nearly my whole life (18 years), and I've graduated college and moved away from home. As I'm very open about having T1D, I'm often asked about what diabetes is, what the difference is between type 1 and 2 … Continue reading #398: I’m tired of explaining my medical condition and food choices to “helpful” folks.