Do you struggle to eat according to your dietary requirements? You’re not the only one.

Charlotte from The Eight Hours confesses that…


“Sometimes I eat food I know I shouldn’t even though I know it will make me ill. But a life without cheese just seems empty…

There are a lot of foods I shouldn’t eat, if it’s not an allergy, it’s an intolerance and it can make eating pretty hard, there’s so much choice and variety now that makes eating much easier and fun but every once in a while I slip…”

I’ve found the best way to avoid temptation is to find a delicious alternative. As Charlotte says, there’s a lot of choice out there, but sometimes you just have to find it. For example, you can buy almond milk instead of dairy and even make your own non-dairy milk. It also helps to be prepared when you’re eating out.

If you’re still struggling then you can ask other people with similar dietary requirements how they cope. I’m sure they’d be happy to let you know their tips and tricks. Joining an online support group or facebook group is really beneficial to meet people. I love the Sheffield Vegans and Vegetarians group and Nottingham GUT together for people with a gluten-intolerance.


charlotte the eight hours healthyandpsyched

Confession by Charlotte from The Eight Hours.
Charlotte based in Melbourne and London has a beautiful blog where she posts musings on travel, food and lifestyle. She also shares dreamy pictures on her instagram account.

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