Hi, I may to new to this new lifestyle of mine, but I am learning it is always better to be prepared. It is something new for my friends and family to adjust to my new lifestyle changes, too.
When I go to church dinners, friends' houses, or outtings, I always carrying my own food choices, especially since I am newbie sleever.
I plan in the future to carry my own choice of protein for back-up when I go to cookouts, church dinners, and outtings. I don't want to be left hanging when the choices are not what I can eat, regardles of whatever stage I am at. I am there to enjoy the company of those present. If they have foods that I can't eat, well that's okay, because I will have my back-up handy. Remember, just because you have it doesn't mean you have to use it. Be prepared. Most hosts will not have a problem cooking the food that you provided, or at least allow you to grill your own.
Believe me, as each of us reach the various stages of our sleeve, our choices will increase with time. Meanwhile be prepared and enjoy the journey. Do it for life.
Diana aka CajunCuz