Don’t Be A Jerk To People With Dietary Restrictions! [CC]


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then just click the link in the description. [Swish sound fx] Hopefully fixed! To today’s video! If you’ve ever watched a food video on my
channel before you’ll know that I have a rather… special diet. Because I’m special. Like a princess. That was just me being kind to myself. According
to my local council I’m classified as having ‘special needs’ so… I’m allowed to
overly boost my self esteem whenever I feel like it. I have a connective tissue disorder called
‘Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder’ because doctors are imaginative that way. It affects
all of my soft tissue, including my stomach and guts and means I can’t digest a lot
of things and that certain things, like sugar, make me very sick. – also I bleed internally when I eat wheat.
It was very disturbing the first few times Over the years I have tried a variety of things
to control it, a number of very strange medical diets: remember in the ‘wife saves my life’
video when Claudia mentioned the fact all I ate was leeks when I first met her? True story. I also now know that leeks are one of the
worst things for me to eat. So that’s… truly genius, Jessica, well done. My current diet is Low-FODMAP and it’s really
working for me. I’ve been able to expand the range of things I can eat and be less
tense about what I’m putting into my body. Because I got REALLY tense about that for
a while… when you’re not sure which food is making you sick you tend to get… weird. So weird. Now, as long as I don’t eat gluten, grains,
sugar, dairy, alcohol, onions, garlic, sweet fruits, red meat, beans, peas, legumes or
sweeteners that end in ‘ol’- I’m fine! Someone asked the other day “how do you
remember all of those?” To which my response was “if it makes you
bleed from where you shouldn’t be bleeding, you are not gonna forget.” Still treating myself with onion bajis
though… so painful… so delicious. The long list of things I cannot eat isn’t
actually the worst part of having dietary restrictions however. I haven’t been able
to eat a croissant in ten years and my mouth doesn’t even water at the smell of a freshly
baked one any more. No, it’s other people’s freaking judgemental behaviour that really
is the worst thing. Which: could you just NOT, annoying waiter?! Thanks(!) This comes in two parts: the first is with
the staff in restaurants, the second is with the people I’m with who die a bit inside
when I have to give my order. Wait, three things- nosy people. So, the first of the three: restaurant staff.
“How bad is it really?” and “what happens if you eat it?” are NOT acceptable things
to ask a person. Neither is it okay human behaviour to shame someone for having a restricted
diet. On my second date with my wife we went to
get dinner together- not my idea clearly Trying to avoid food She suggested it so I suggested a restaurant where I had
been a number of times and could hopefully get away with ordering things slightly differently
without seeming like an annoyingly picky person So she wouldn’t notice and she’d still love me – As anyone with medical food restrictions
will tell you, the worst thing in the world is being thought of as an annoyingly picky
eater. – okay, wait, second worst after: you told
someone you can’t have something but they smuggled it into your food anyway just to test you. That’s
actually happened to me! We went to a sushi place, the chap took my
order: “Can I have this but no dressing, and this but sauce on the side, and this but
with the gluten free batter and ginger tea.” “With no ginger?” He sneered. I just about died inside. OH sure, don’t mind me, just on a date here,
just trying to impress this seemingly impossibly gorgeous and lovely cool woman sat across the table
from me whilst slowly easing her into my incredibly odd medical conditions and not putting her
off by being a giant weirdo but please, go ahead, try to ruin my evening. Remind me to
pop up the next time you’re on a date and point out your excessive nose hair until she
gets the ick and runs away, no worries! Kuh! Fortunately Claudia just ignored it and breezed
right on over. And that is why I married her But I was dead inside for at least twenty
minutes. You don’t know shame until you’ve tried
to give a complex “can I please have this dish but without the x and with double the
y instead?” order only to be grilled by the waiter on exactly what you can’t eat
and WHY you can’t eat it and WHAT is wrong with you and WHAT will happen if you eat it
whilst sitting on a large table of eight hungry people who are being delayed from getting
their food by your complex order and are thus staring at you. For some reason- no, actually, not ‘for
some reason’- I was going to say ‘for some reason people
are much more understanding about other more visible aspects of my disability’ but obviously
they are because they’re VISIBLE. Look, I know it must be very annoying when
someone comes in and tells you they have an allergy to gluten and thus you have to wipe
down that special part of the kitchen and get out new gloves and put new oil in the
machine and handle everything specially and then you bring it out to the diner and they
snack on the gluten-y chips of the person next to them anyway. I get it. That’s annoying. That’s why I never say ‘allergy’, I
always say ‘intolerance’- because even though it makes me bleed internally I don’t
want you to have to go through the drama of rearranging your whole kitchen. A trace only
gives me bad stomach ache. I’m not going to be really injured just because my food
saw a piece of bread across the room. HOWEVER.
I also kind of love those terrible people. Those really annoying, whiny people who insist
on ordering everything gluten free and say they have ‘terrible’ reactions to gluten
when really they just get some mild wind? Those people are my heros. (I’m being hyperbolic if you can’t tell
but the point still stands) It’s thanks to those annoying people that
restaurants now HAVE gluten free menus! It’s thanks to them that I can now look down a
list of foods and easily spot the things I can eat. Believe me, there is nothing more irritating
than restaurants that say “tell us what you want and we’ll see what we can do”
and then you have to sit there with a waiter for fifteen minutes going ‘this? No? Ok,
this? NO? This maybe? Right, no. Can you do this?’ Just put a tiny ‘G’ next to your dishes!
It’s not that hard! Only about 1% of the population actually have
a gluten sensitivity- Fun fact, Italy has one of the highest incidences
in Europe. – but we one percenters would be having a
MUCH harder time of life if the rest of you weren’t making such a noise about it. I’m just waiting for ‘sugar free’ to
become the new popular trend so I can swoop in and eat all of the sugar free ice cream. Ah! On that note though: why aren’t more things
actually sugar free?!?! It’s sugar that
creates fat and yet all the ‘sugar free’ items I see are actually misbranded ‘health
foods’ that are FULL of sugar- just a different kind! Honey, agave and fructose are STILL
sugar. As are ‘concentrated dates’. It’s just sugar! Wah wah wah “artificial sugar is carcinogenic!”-
in rats! And so is toast. Exactly how much of it are you eating, anyway?! – Don’t take that as a health claim. I’m
not a doctor. Don’t sue me. I’m not worth it. I’m going to keep saying that until one
day when I AM worth it. And then you’ll know I’ve made it. “Don’t sue me, even though I AM worth
it.” Yes, that was meant to be an old-lady voice.
I’m imagining it’s going to take a long time until I’ve made it. So waiters sometimes suck. But so do the people
you’re dining with. Sometimes they’re amazing and leap in to
save me when I’m drowning under the judgement and also… being utterly unable to hear!
Maybe it’s a deaf thing. Speaking of being judgemental: “you can’t
be deaf, you heard what she said” is not a reasonable comment- am I meant to leave
in the five minutes of me saying: “What? What? Pardon? What? What did you
say?” And the three minutes where she told me what
she was going to say before she said it??? So I know! I just- urg! Boy am I grouchy and in pain today- did I
mention I now have merch? [ding!] Friends can suck. Especially since they feel
like they have the right to ask super intrusive questions when you are NOT at that level of
friendship yet! So when I say ‘friends’ I really mean
‘friendly acquaintances’. The type of people you’re getting to know and you might
send them a birthday text or leave a message on their Facebook wall but you’re not going
to be bothered to actually write them a card. Ha! ‘Facebook wall’. Is Facebook still
a thing? Those people. They’re the people who ask
exactly what happens when I eat sugar and why I vomit, overheat, get itchy and passout
feeling like I’m having a heart attack. To which I can only reply: “Don’t you
think I wish I knew?!” I didn’t choose this stupidity! Neither
did my body! It’s just fate! Or God. You can argue that one in the comments. I’m
not saying either way. And finally we come to the third thing…
what was the third thing? People who get embarrassed for me. I don’t know if that was the third thing.
I’m just in pain. I don’t know what I’m doing with my life. Right, so, there are some people in my life
who tense up in horror when they see the waiter coming over to us. AND point out every salad
on the menu to me the minute we sit down like “please just order this easy option Jessica so
you don’t have to change so I don’t have to feel really awkward and then die a bit
inside.” Despite the fact that I am SO DONE with salad.
I like eating lettuce with every meal, that’s the way I was raised- there was always a big
bowl of salad on the table- but I don’t like it BEING my every meal. Also salads come
with ‘bits’ and I can never eat the ‘bits’ and by ‘bits’ I mean- Bird food. Nuts, needs, weird grains. I can’t eat them and now my salad is tainted
I can’t eat anything so… Gah! Just no. Right, have I run out of steam on the annoyance
train? Maybe. I feel really good now. Mentally. My tummy still hurts. The moral of today’s story: don’t be a
jerk to people with dietary restrictions. Thank you, YouTube family, for being amazing
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for our next video! [kiss]

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  1. Thanks for watching! What is the most annoying thing someone has ever said about the food you eat???Follow me here:
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  2. I only can't have lactose and even then I always get a bunch of people asking me constantly about it. Usually it's "why don't you just use lactaid" because it doesn't work for everyone and I rather like not feeling sick after every meal I eat. Luckily more restaurants are adding vegan food to the menu so I don't have to make sure there's nothing that could make me feel disgusting in the food if there are no ingredients listed

  3. I have a severe blackberry allergy and a less severe (but getting worse everyday) apple allergy. There are two types of apple allergy – one where you are allergic to this bark chemical that goes away when the apple is cooked (so you can't have it raw) and a 'true' apple allergy where you're allergic to the apple allergy. Since so many few people (that I know of at least) have the true allergy, it's hard to explain just how much apple is in everything. Apples make malic acid (also oranges make it as well, but does anyone want to risk a reaction? lol). Which is in everything. Makeup, dish soap, food, cleaner, everything. The looks I get looking at the back of dish soap…

    "Has apples in it, can't use it!" "…you know you don't eat it, right?" Happens a lot.

  4. When you're so lactose intolerant you can barely eat butter and your siblings (of all people) STILL👏OFFER👏YOU👏CHEESE👏PIZZA👏 and then proceed to criticize you for eating vegan cheese because you don't want to deal with a week of pain? cough I have feelings about this

  5. But what's the alternative to sugar? Salt?

  6. I suffer from Fibromyalgia which causes IBS and several intolerances and senstivities to certian foods, and my worst enemy is lactose. I'm watching this video and I'm like "I hope the day will come where I can go to a resteraunt and they will actually have any kind of lactose free versions of certian foods." Some people would shocked at the ammount of food that has milk or cream in without it being obvious, and the ammount of times I've ordered something without knowing it contained one of those two and ended up violently ill. I'm so glad most restraunts where I live now label food that fits certian diets like gluten free and vegan but whenever I ask a waiter if certian meals are lactose free I get the worst looks and snidest comments. After a waiter said to me (right after being told by my friends twice that I am non-binary and identify as they/them) "Look lady, its just milk. So unless your a vegan you have no right to complain. Just order something already, princess." I stopped asking and have unfortunately ended up very sick quite a few times

  7. I'm allergic to metal, powder and bees, oh and wasps I think… Great

  8. Me: “I’m legally blind”
    Person: “but you can see with glasses?”
    YES BUT ME GETTING TO A PASSIBLE LEVEL OF SIGHT DOESNT NEGATE THE FACT I NEED A CANE WITHOUT CORRECTIVE LENSES SUSAN GOD

  9. ,,Oh? You can't eat sunflower seeds, walnuts and regular light bread makes you feel sick? And you're even vegetarian? Nah, you're just a picky brat…"

    Like…no? I just care about my health, don't want to get bad gum pain, don't want to get sore throat with breathing issues and have stomach ache, I guess? Plus, to make the whole situation even funnier, sunflower seeds aren't even on the list of allergens required by local law. That means many waiters don't know if certain meal contains them and are unable to ask the chef.

    I wonder how terribly get people with serious food issues treated. I have just two stupid allergies and two things I chose not to eat because of my feelings/morals. Yet some people still have this kind of weird need to tell me I'm idiotic, weird and picky.

  10. IVE BEEN THERE! I have to take medicine before I eat every time, and it’s embarrassing to bring out the medicine on a date! So I tried to pick foods that didn’t have any fats of any kind. Or massive stomach pains and on the toilet for the rest of the night.

    But people tend to stare

  11. tbh I just don't bother to eat at restaurants that aren't equipped to cater to or don't understand my dietary requirements. i can take my money elsewhere.

  12. I'm quite celiac and gluten, UGH gluten. People treat me a bit like a baby when I tell them and their trying to feed me. IT SUCKS, my friends are my friends because they respect my problems and me. I love food but when I'm restricted, I HAVE TO LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS AND THE FACT I AM HIGHLY ALERGIC TO GLUTEN IS EVEN WORSE BECAUSE JUST A LITTLE BIT CAN MAKE ME EXTREAMLY SICK. Therefor, dont baby people with food alergies, dont try to be nice or treat us like your pet, cause we're not, dont you dare say "oh are you alergic to anything, you are! Ok here you go" and proceed to hand us a bag without checking ingredients because we will know and we will check and if we cant have it we will never take food from you again….

  13. so i own a cafe and once a group called in reserving a table and asked if one person could bring her own food because she had a very strick diet, i said ok, since the other people were dining i made an exception. When they arrived the lady asked for the juice of the day, i said it was pineapple, then she asked "Is it organic pineapple?" to wich i replied i have no ideia, so instead she had a fucking beer…. im ok with people having restrictive diets and im glad to be able to accommodate as ive always have, im not ok with stupid misinformed hippies coming to my cafe with their own food and dumb food theories wasting my time, i wish to god i had a "organic pineapple" that day and that she fucking choked on it

  14. Anyone else who used to have an allergy when they were younger?
    I used to be allergic to peanuts but now I’m not.

  15. I cannot have peppers, beans, peas, etc.
    My dad asked me if I can’t have peppers or don’t want to have them.. basically implying that I was just making it up because I just didn’t want peppers and that they wouldn’t make me incredibly sick.

  16. I never ask why someone cant eat something and if they tell me what they cant eat I check all the food even if they are sure that they can eat it.
    I do recommend calling the restaurant a day in advance with your diet so they can buy special food and see if they can prepare something special.
    It is not my problem why someone cant eat this or that so I never ask for what happends or if it is really that bad. That is just rediculous.

  17. Sugar-free? I think Jessica would be over the moon happy in a keto restaurant!

  18. I’m bi and me and some of my CLOSEST friends make really homophobic jokes with each other and one time an acquaintance heard us do this so the next day they made a homophobic joke to me my other friend just kinda shut them down

  19. I’ve gotten to the point where I just tell people “don’t worry about me” and I’ll eat nothing there and eat afterwards or make sure I eat before I go out. As I type that out I’m feeling like I really needs to stand up for my food intolerances more…

  20. I love this entire fricking video. I feel every single part of it with passion

  21. Idk how I ended up rewatching this video, but I have pretty bad food allergies. My soybean allergy goes off the scale and my peanut allergy isn’t as bad but still bad. My reaction so far has only been very bad digestive issues, but I have an epipen because it’s responsible to believe I’ve been lucky (again soybean allergy is off my doc’s scale). I’ve had the allergies for like a year but I get scared every time I order something new because I’m terrified they’ll get mad that I’m making them read the ingredients and lie to me. So far everyone’s been really nice. Probably because I look like I’m about to cry from my anxiety.

  22. I'm on a fluid diet. Evidently that's hard to understand too. 😄

  23. I connect so much with this I can’t handle almost half the food pyramid due to crohn’s and so many concerned strangers try and put veggies on my plate.

  24. I may not have a dietary restriction but I’m really sensitive to spicy food, which is really annoying when you live in Mexico. Yesterday I asked, I shit you not, 6 times if the food was either spicy or had chile, the answer was not. The food was hella spicy (for me) and the guy who told me it was not spicy asked me how it was, after I told him it was spicy he said it was not spicy for him, that it only had a little bit of chile

  25. I'm celiac and eating out is basically impossible without the risk of cross-contamination
    So I eat 98% at home whenever possible.

  26. i have celiac so that’s fun

  27. My cousin has the same low fodmap diet and one of her favourite place has a menu which lists every ingredient not just the stuff that's usually an allergen, makes life so much easier plus it's great for me as chilli isnt often considered an allergen but I enjoy my throat not closing so I like to know it's there…

  28. People are jerks bc they are ignorant. Ignorance is bliss.

  29. I’m starting to worry about the many people I feel I’ve HAD to show this to just because making me sick is the only thing they won’t think about. Thank you for helping me not have to yell at people who are trying to care about me XD

  30. I will never understand why some people get so offended by dietary restrictions. Like, why is it so offensive that people don't want to have an allergic reaction (or even die)?

  31. I can't eat eggs, and people get so mad that I won't eat stuff with eggs.

  32. Oh my god this is GOLD😂💕

  33. As a lactose intolerant person who's been given coffee with milk the last three times I've ordered instead of soy/almond/oat milk, I've basically just given up on coffee shops for fear of having to pull over on the side of the road to be violently ill or miss work because of explosive… Bathroom issues. Having a little caffiene is not worth the risk. :/

  34. I hate when people doubt my dietary needs because my disabilities are not visible and hard to explain because they are all rare and complicated. Food can be such a challenge for me because there is no set list to avoid. Some foods bother me, some do not, and some inconsistently bother me and I do not know what will happen until I try a new food at least once. My body's response to the same food also varies based on how it is prepared (boiled, raw, baked, grilled, how small it is cut up, etc), so that further complicates my diet. I enjoy trying new foods, but especially when I am already having a bad digestive system day, eating out is a nightmare often with even the closest people in my life struggling to deal with it when I am eating out or at their house.

  35. For the 92 time,
    No I can't eat pizza.

  36. I don't bleed from gluten but I am intolerant. If it were just some wind I wouldn't have completely rearranged my diet to avoid it. I know you said you were exaggerating but like for real. IBS and IBD are the worst and people being like "but gluten won't kill you" sucks. I know thats kind of what you said, but for everyone else. Constantly thinking about the cramping and stomach pain and bloat and other unpleasant symptoms that make us go off gluten and dairy and whatever else is just as valid as anything else. Somehow Celiac's is the only thing people will be ok w as a reason not to eat gluten.

  37. Her teeth are brighter than my future

  38. Here in the US most of our sugar free options are artificial sweeteners but the problem with those is that some people have allergies to those. My father is diabetic yet is allergic to artificial sweeteners and his throat was well up and he can't breathe if he has them but only certain ones so having to explain to someone the difference between a Diet Coke and a Coke Zero is very fun because one is fine the other he could die.

  39. We have a starbucks on campus and I always get almond milk (lactose intolerance) and this person who I guess gets pissy about vegans was talking to her friend and made a comment about how they assumed I was a vegan (even though lactose intolerance is hella common?) and now my doctors think I have an intolerance to corn flour because powdered sugar is treated with corn flour and that causes pain and diarrhea so now with the whole "straw ban" thing, I gotta ask if the straws are made with corn flour products because my family got really confused once when I ate food at a denny's that had corn flour straws and we didn't know that. We also only had drinks at that point and I had a literal coke and no milk and no one knew (including me) what the fuck was going on so my mom was looking up what had corn flour till she found out that biodegradable straws had corn starch in it.

    Luckily, we knew all the waitstaff and they gave me a regular plastic straw and have a sign up about the straws having corn starch in them.

    So if y'all need a good denny's that has regular plastic straws, go to that one.

  40. My sister’s husband is allergic to gluten and we stock up on gluten free food when we learn they are coming up to visit so he won’t starve while staying with us. And for my birthday party I made sure that (besides a few chips) that everything was gluten free, including the cake, and he wouldn’t go hungry and could eat to his heart content. The food was delicious and and no one went hungry—though my niece did want extra cake but she would’ve gotten a sugar high and crash and burn so no extra cake for her.

  41. Celiac Disease as it's called in the U.S. by Doctors is what it's called for those allergic to gluten.
    My grandma had it and 😥 her sister died from it.

  42. Me I'm Hypoglycemic and yes, even some dieticians don't even know what it is.
    Now, since I had Kidneystones last year and the Doctor refused to check what type they were, I didn't know what to do to prevent a reoccurence. So, I have a FH of it with my mom and dad who've had them before. This also was ignored by the Dr. 😒. Anyway, my mom had a big one this time and to go for surgery for it.
    So, I asked her to get dietary recommendations from her Urologist, due to not knowing what I needed to change, since I didn't get information per diet.
    It turns out that a high protien diet reeks havoco on Kidneys. Yeah great and Hypoglycemics have to eat >amounts of protein.
    😒 Dietary Restrictions can be such a pain and those without them just don't get it-period.

  43. the dislike is at……

  44. I have an eating disorder that stems from severe sensitivities (I’m being treated for it stfu) and even if that were a picky eater, it is something they are paying for and a service you are being paid to provide.
    I also work in food service and it’s NONE OF MY BUSINESS WHY SOMEONE EATS THE WAY THEY DO

  45. The intense angst in this video is too funny 😂

  46. Lmaoo when people ask you if you're sure you're allergic and if the doctors have confirmed it. Not that hard to know you're allergic to something if you break out in hives, swell or feel your throat closing up but yes I did get diagnosed and yet people keep asking 'are you sure?'. Also totally agree with how people keep saying we're 'picky eaters', 'you're so picky la la la', lmaooo just feeling so triggered rn, brings back bad memories.

  47. I am deathly allergic to anything in the nightshade family. Which means no tomatoes, eggplant, purple or red potatoes. And people have put tomatoes under things I have ordered, which has lead me to going to the hospital after… really stinks.

  48. Speaking from experience as a chef it's not a big deal to change a dish, the waiter/waitress should have the least problem with it and just be decent at their job

  49. I have an allergy to red meat that most people haven't heard of before and I don't know why I have it, my body just decided I can't have any more, but the amount of people that think it's OK to demand to know why I can't eat it and claim that they could never cut red meat out of their diet, like you could if red meat caused you to projectile vomit and be in so much pain in your stomach you wish you were dead

  50. I had a friend. Who looked at my gluten free food (Actual allergy) and right before I was about to eat it, say "That looks like cat vomit."
    "Well thank you "Friend", that is what is exactly wanted to visualize. Right before I am about to eat something."
    Sorry for the grammar. I have always sucked at it.

  51. My mom did the Low-FODMAP diet because she has a dietary problem! It didn’t really work with her so she’s working with a dietician to eliminate stuff that makes her sick, but it’s really cool that I recognized that!

  52. How much for your hair? I neeeeeeed it

  53. My favorite is when people ask about why i have dietary restrictions and I say IBS, and then they respond with "oh I have IBS" or "I know someone with IBS" and so they dismiss me as overreacting to a minor condition as opposed to realizing different people are affected differently by the umbrella term that is IBS.
    Not to mention now that things have improved and I've been able to reintroduce foods into my diet (in moderation) then obviously I was just lying about it previously

    As if I would stop eating some of my favorite foods if they weren't causing major issues 🙄

  54. One of my friends can't eat night shades (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and bell peppers), eggs, gluten, or dairy. I can't even imagine what her waiter interactions must be like cause eggs, gluten, and dairy are in literally fuckin everything.

  55. My daughter is allergic to Mint (anything with Menthol in it) and cinnamon. Oh the holidays are fun! When I told my sister about it, because this is something my daughter had just developed. Is she ready allergic to them or just sensitive. I use the word allergic over sensitive because it gets people (for the most part) to pay attention.. Because when you wound if it would feel better if you just ripped your stomach out. Or if maybe this time your head my actually explode from this migraine. You don't want someone think "Well a little bit won't hurt them!"
    I grew up with my grandma not being able to eat onions or most spices. So when I started working at Subway I asked my boss what we did if someone had a food allergy. Her reply was "Well if they are that allergic to something maybe they shouldn't be eating out!" I wanted to smack her.
    Over the holidays my sister told my mom and I she was going to make our No Bake Oatmeal Coconut Cookies. Because she knew that it was gluten free. After watching A Lot of cooking shows I knew that she need to make sure her oats were certified gluten-free. Some oatmeal comes into contact with gluten.

  56. You look way too lovely on this video

  57. Them: Why can't you eat gluten?
    Me: bloody diarrhea, painful flatulence, intense body aches and a month of bed rest are a start
    Them: you didn't have to go there
    Me: you asked, i answered, asshole

  58. When someone asks why I don't eat certain foods I like to say "because I'll have really intense diarrhea" and I like to get into the details as well, so they would never ask me again and never question any diatery choices I make 😀 Sometimes it's just easier to be unneccesarily honest 😀

  59. My reaction when someone tells me about their dietary restriction: "Why didn't you tell me before? I would have made something you can eat!"

  60. There is a lot of sugar-free alternatives, unfortunately, a lot probably have sweeteners that end in ol. I know places that have diabetic gelato.

  61. I’ve gotten to be the noisy person who just dares people to say anything, especially since I was diagnosed with diverticulitis last November. I’ve been ‘sensitive’ to pork for most of my life and didn’t realize how bad it was for me until I was 22. I had avoided it for years because I always felt a bit sick after eating it, but then had dinner at my best friends sisters house. She cooked up a glorious pork loin that was absolutely wonderful… I spent the next 4 hours in the loo. I’m still figuring out what I can and cannot eat now with the diverticulitis, but one of the things that killed my soul was that nuts and berries are now a problem. Im a HUGE fan of nuts and berries so that actually makes me cry. I’m also anemic but that’s fairly easy for me to control through my diet, I turn into a carnivore when it’s low and behold my iron count levels off again! Surprisingly enough, I haven’t had many issues with dairy and can have that all day long as long as I’m not in the middle of a flare up! Good luck finding the trigger foods that you don’t already know about and honestly I’d make up a business card with the most likely questions and answers and just hand that to the waiter! Might shut them up!

  62. I'm very lucky to not have any allergies (when I was a kid I was allergic to tomatoes, peas and dogs but I grew out of all of them) but my mum's cousin had a bad seafood allergy. He went on a holiday earlier this year, ate at a restaurant (obviously avoided fish) and even after checking with the restaurant a couple times, his dish had something in it that caused him to go into a shock, and he ended up dying in the restaurant. I really don't understand how restaurants don't pay better attention to these things. The restaurant even insisted they hadn't done anything wrong, while his body was dead on the floor

  63. I'm terribly awkward at restaurants, I look up the allergy menu beforehand, never tell them it's an allergy order because I hate inconveniencing people. With the full knowledge that if a small amount of oil contaminates it, I'll go into anaphylactic shock.

  64. I’m not a jerk to people with dietary restrictions.

    WARNING: if you are easily triggered/ don’t like angry comments/ general internet annoyance. DO NOT READ MORE

    I’m a jerk to the girl that won’t shut up about how much we need to pity her cos she has like a dozen different restrictions/disabilities, as if other people in the room (namely her younger sister-who acts as if she is at least 5 years older) don’t also have disabilities/ restrictions.

    Also she’s just a explicit content and has never been taught that other people in the world also have the right to be a little bit annoyed (I wasn’t saying to put her wheelchair outside, I was asking her to move it away from the hob I was cooking at)

    Sorry, she’s just a explicit and it’s not me discriminating against her, it’s just returning the favour, she uses her disability’s as an excuse to be out of things/ get people In trouble.

    I.e. we were on a guide camp, everyone knows about her needs and respects them so my sister makes sure that her dishes are washed and dried before anything else hits the water. This girl comes back from talking to the leaders, puts her dishes back in the water, then goes off on my sister for not washing hers first and claiming that my sister(honestly the sweetest ever)must be trying to kill her. It takes 5 minutes of me and someone else to explain that her dishes had been previously washed and that she brought the need for a second wash upon herself. Not ten minutes after this some of the girls are mushing about with some of the spare plates (ones that belong to the unit) and she comes stopping back. I quote

    Her: “what are you doing! Your playing frisbee with my plate!”

    Girls: “uhhh I don’t think this is your plate we just picked it up over here” motions in the direction of the spare box

    Her: “ITS GOT MY GRANDMOTHERS NAME ON IT!!!!!!”

    Her grandmothers name. On her mothers side. None of us knew her grandmother, nor her name.

    FRUSTRATION 100

    Okay I’m done being a prick, you can move along.

  65. I'm going to Europe with my school, and I'm gluten intolerant.

    And we're going to italy

    I'm not gonna survive.

  66. I feel this video SO HARD. I once asked a restaurant if they had gluten free options before I drove 30+ minutes to get to it, and they were like “sure! We have plenty!” But when I got there I asked if the chips were gluten free, waitress hesitated and said yes. And then I clarified, “so they were fried in a separate fryer?” And she said no. And of course I replied “So they aren’t actually gluten free.” And I didn’t eat there, I just watched as my family enjoyed their food. It was GREAT

  67. I don't have it, but Celiac runs in my family. At my highschool graduation when I requested having a gluten-free option so that my family could enjoy their meal, I was told by my classmates that since I was the only one with those issues, me and my family should just stay home so we wouldn't ruin the night for everyone else. 🙃

    Also, I'm on Lithium, so I don't drink alcohol. People get so personally offended when I say "no thanks, I can't drink" when politely declining lol

  68. My Mom & brother also follow a low/no FODMAP diet

  69. I carry liquid stevia in a dropper bottle & ginger tea bags in my purse

  70. "so what happens when you eat **?"

    "death"

  71. I've totally given up eating out. Can't tolerate dairy, gluten or red meat. My body treats potato as poison. Other things to avoid are alcohol, caffeine and those artificial sweeteners ending with "ol" (sugar alcohols). Basically, I cook food myself and use ready-made products from big companies that are too scared of law suits to mess things up. The only bright side is that I won't die if I eat unsuitable food, I just get pimples, itching and/or stomach cramps (plus low-level inflammation, which isn't good for anyone with MS). And the "funniest" part is that no medical expert ever in my life could (or bothered to) figure out what was wrong. I just did the elimination diet and found out myself.

  72. i have dietary restrictions though not as many and already its annoying enough. i dont eat meat for sensory reasons, a few years ago i developed lactose intolerance, and i have IBS with currently unknown, possibly frequently changing, triggers. Some days it seems to be that anything and everything I consume is A Bad Idea and other days I can get away with A Lot and I never know which way im gonna swing in a day until I actually try to eat. Which causes a lot of unhealthy eating habits where I just…wont eat for most of a day if I've got Things To Do like…my job. I'm also allergic to rosemary which…usually isnt a problem as its not in many foods but it always seems to end up that when it DOES turn up in foods…my other options are extremely frustratingly limited. And I also cant have caffeine as it turns out that was causing many of my alarming chest pains…

  73. I'm poorly following the low-fod map diet. I have a few identifying major triggers and it kills me when people try to say I'm a picky eater. I've taken to embarrassing them by saying "no, angie, I like x food but if you want me to socialize during this party inside of spend the next two hours on the toilet with raging diarrhea, you'll understand I can't eat garlic".

  74. recently, i uh, developed a pretty bad allergy towards pitted fruits (peaches, fruit, plums, apricots-) and uh, it tends to cause intense pROJECTILE VOMITING, throat closing, skin irritation, it tends to make me extremely lightheaded to the point i might f a i n t, and i feel like uh, yknow, my whole body is being burnt and my veins are being filled with butter instead of blood, and uh, my mom, being someone who tries to uh, ignore everything shes told medically unless it involves her, have given me:
    peaches in the form of baked stuff, 70% she didnt tELL ME- luckily the reactions weren't as bad-
    Tried to drag me to a PEACH PICKING FESTIVAL– even the smell makes me ill, she got sad when i mentioned the allergy again-
    Bought many, many pitted fruits and offered them to me
    Said i was over reacting when i didnt eat a chERRY-
    Yelled at me for having a reaction at school- this was the second time i found out i was allergic, i had just developed it
    Scolded my dad for trying to explain to her why i cant eat pitted fruits
    Said that it was only peaches, multiple times
    Yelled at my sister for trying to keep me from eating a peach- once again, that was close to the start, and i was being pressured
    but when i forget she doesnt like milk for one second she goes off
    ok?
    sorry for the rant i,, pissy 1:40 am lady over here

  75. I can gluten but it will effect my skin if I do only minor other people’s problems but it really makes my skin irritated my scalp especially get scabs. It’s just painful but people also think I’m being awkward as I can eat gluten for short periods of time. I will pain the price so need to cut it out for other periods of time so people get confused understandably! I should really listen to my body and just not eat it!

  76. I am histamineintolerant and I've had people also put soy sauce into things when I said soysauce will make me run between my bed and my toilet for days and not be able to do anythingelse and I try try to be chill about it, but aaaarrgh. let's say this video really speaks to me.

  77. I have Phenylketonuria, so I can't digest phenylalanine, so I can't have high amounts of protein (And by high I mean anything more than 7g in a day, YAY.) So I can't eat things like meat, nuts, flour, any cereals really, artificial sweeteners like aspartame, eggs, dairy, soybeans, lentils (basically any protein alternative to meat). And it's REAL FUN explaining every time I meet someone new why I'm eating bread that looks like a dumpling and why potatoes (praise be to our Lord in starch) make up about 50% Of my diet. And telling people that if I hadn't been diagnosed I'd be quadriplegic with almost no capability to speak, remember or think.
    PS I also LOVE it when people try and suggest things like "Oh but you should try this" no no I really shouldn't smiles with rage

  78. god's a fucking jerk

  79. My mom and step dad (who is a chef) always so rude about them and say that they shouldn't go out to eat and that they just have to suck it up and deal with it and I'm always like yeah okay… normal humans who cant eat let's say dairy should never go out to eat? Well almost 65% of the world is lactose intolerant or has a decreased ability to digest lactose after infantry are you telling me that 65% of the world shouldn't go out to eat? Roughly 4894500000 people shouldn't go out to eat okay lemme know how business is doing once your rules kick in

  80. I have celiac and heart failure so do not eat gluten, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, animal products,MSG,. I usually do not ever go out to eat. If you come to my house, i will happily cook for you!

  81. Bruh I relate so hard to when people always ask you intrusive questions… Like how am I supposed to know why my skin falls off all the time

  82. For what it's worth, as a (thankfully now ex) waitress, staff asking exactly how severe a reaction is isn't supposed to be questioning the legitimacy but rather it's supposed to be so we can advise on how safe something is for you, for example a dish may not contain what you're allergic to but it might be prepped in the same area and is that something your individual level of response is okay with, like can you handle trace amounts or is it all deadly? and also it's so we can recognise and spot if you have a reaction to something… whilst yes the staff will be grilling you it's legitimately required by us the second you say you have a dietary restriction. Of course some staff will be ass holes but honestly with the countless meals being prepped in the same kitchen at ridiculous speeds the second you say you have a dietary restriction it's basically red alert lets not get fucking sued for killing someone, and in some places I've worked more often than not we've just been told to flat out refuse service if we can't 100% promise your safety, speaking from experience when someone has given more than two restrictions the red alert alarms go off and you're double checking everything and starting to panic because are they 100% sure they can't handle trace amounts because if they can't I'm gonna have to refuse serviceeeeeeeeeeee………but yeah, for what it's worth, we're not all assholes we're just terrified of killing someone or letting them down and getting a job threatening complaint.

  83. "Oh, poor one!" No, I don't need your pity, just DONT PUT THIS IN MY FOOD

  84. I can’t eat gluten, dairy, watermelon, blueberries, and a have to be really careful with veggies and fruit. It’s so annoying.

  85. I’m lactose intolerant and I was already vegetarian so I was like why not. Let’s go vegan. People hate vegans. I’ve had so many people try to get me to eat things, literally by lying to me and telling me it’s okay for me just bc they think i over exaggerate. But seriously, it’s bad, I get so much pain and it was a huge trigger for my cystic acne for years which has taken me ages to detox my body from it and get clear skin and eating dairy will give me bad acne. Which if anyone who has had skin problems will know, the emotional and physical pain of it. Especially if you’ve previously had acne, you get extremely paranoid. But saying that. If someone says they can’t eat something for any reason, just let them not eat it in peace.

  86. If you go out to eat with someone that's embarrassed by your ordering. That needs to be the last meal you have with that person.

  87. Lol I ordered that way before I developed my condition. Think When Harry Met Sally. “But I'd like the pie heated and I don't want the ice cream on top I want it on the side and I'd like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it if not then no ice cream just whipped cream but only if it's real if it's out of a can then nothing." Totally my whole life so the transition has been easy.

  88. When I had first got diagnosed with celiac disease, my grandmother was in town. The first day she was with us, she told me she had a surprise for me, and had me go and get it out of the car. It was a cinnamon bun… She had been informed about my diagnosis days before this, it almost felt like a test, like she thought I was faking. But no, Grammy, my body will genuinely be a mess for weeks if I eat that, so thanks for the absolute tease, I'll now go eat my crumbly gluten free sweets instead😑😒

  89. "By bits I mean BIRD FOOD" mood. Bravo darling

  90. Me: orders everything without onions and peppers
    Also me: feels like an annoyingly picky eater

    I literally couldn't imagine having all of these restrictions.

  91. Thanks Jessie!! I needed this video since i can't eat meat. The story's long, but we can sum it like this: My dentist wasn't like Claudia.
    Since the odonthological procedure went wrong… I can't chew meat. unless it's grinded.
    But my abuela (granny), who cooks for the whole family, thinks i just "fake it". BUT NO!!! And it's Even more tiring when your Friends Think the same!!

    So… I'm planning to turn vegetarian. Because i do have an allergy: Soy. No tofu for me.

  92. First of all I really enjoy your videos and also my cousin has some dietary restrictions/allergies and she has a bunch of business cards made with what she cannot eat so she can give it to the restaurant staff to be brought to the chef. Maybe this will help a little?

  93. Girl I totally feel you with food allergies! I have over 80 confirmed allergies and my fiances family thought it was "for attention". At my daughters party they told me the cookies were nut free specifically for me, so I took one. Our daughter was 3 at the time and on my lap and started to notice BEFORE I DID that I wasnt breathing right and was turning red so she smacked the cookie out of my hand and said "Mommy! You're getting sick!" She ran to her grandma and started yelling at her "Why are you trying to kill my mommy!?" (I'm step mom technically, so not well received by some) our son, who was 5, ran and got daddy and told him to unlock the car and he ran and got me my medicine while my fiance got me water. Now my poor kids dont trust their family when they feed me meals so my kids check my food first. My fiance serves my food and makes sure it's all safe and then our kids make him list every item on my plate and make sure it's all ok. Thank god for those babies and thank god they really paid attention when I talked to them about allergies because they literally saved me from anaphylaxis because somehow they caught it before I even felt the effects.

  94. I need more salty Jessica!!

  95. THANK YOU!

  96. My daughter had a intolerance to fructose when she was younger. Most people don’t know what that is and think it’s just in processed foods. Wrong! It’s like half of the foods out there. Yes I read a Lot of labels. We call it the Snow White cruse because apples are the worst food for her to eat. I feel your pain when you tire to eat out and they have nothing you can eat.😩

  97. I can't eat sugary foods or I get horrible migraines, and besides this I used to have an eating disorder. Then people make fun of me for not eating "normal food" as in stuffing my face with chocolate. Ugh.

  98. I can

  99. When you’re allergic to the cold, or just a sudden large gust of wind you sneeze for ten minutes straight and have an irritated nose and throat and end up with an inflamed throat and a fever.

    Yes, that is why I am to wear a jacket in this freaKiNG 18 deGrEe CeLSiuS rOoM So I cAn eVEn AttENd the exAM nExT weeK, siR.

  100. I have some weird eating problems so OHMYGOD relatable

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