this is what i do when i'm travelling (in Vegas or Reno...)
i go to Whole Foods and do my shopping when i arrive.
i request a refrigarator for my room.
i bring a crockpot, a chefs knife, a cutting board, ect...
i throw some lamb, turnips, green beans, whatever into the crockpot w/ some chicken stock (gluten free),
and then go down and play a 2-3 hour session.
the i go up to the room, throw in some mustard greens, and eat a small meal.
play a few more hours, and then back to the room for another bite. (eating smaller meals more often is better for performance, imo)
it's cheaper than eating in casinos, more convienient in a way, and obv way healthier,
AND i dont have to trust anyone to touch my food. (which i don't).
I eat in a resturant @ 1-2 times a year (ate at le Cave at the Wynn recently, they have a gluten free menu, like every resturant in the Wynn, and the servers were aware of cross contamination issues, which made me feel comfortable). all PF changs have a gluten free menu, too.
I like making all my own meals, although i know most ppl would have a hard time with doing this.
again, i have no choice in the matter.
i noticed that OP has a problem w/ gluten. and yet picks the meat of off of a bun, and eats it.
this doesnt work.
you are still getting gluten in your system by doing this, and even in tiny tiny amounts it will have an adverse effect if it's giving you a problem.
cutting down on gluten doesnt work. you have to eliminate it 100%. even in trace amounts.
a virtually invisible amount will continue to cause harm if you do react to gluten, and theres a scientific study to prove it. there may be no 'safe amount'.
take the term 'celiac disease' w/ a grain of salt. it only means that the reaction has been going on long enough to cause serious damage to the gut, brain, nervous system, and other tissue. waiting til you test positive for CD to do something about it is retarded. you are essentially 'waiting til its too late'.
the damage is cumalative, so if its going on, you need to stop it before it gets to the point of a major autoimmune problem (like me).
my own experience backs up this study.
i switched to gluten free, or so i thought, for over a year, but had roommates who had bread crumbs in the kitchen, and i still ate out in restuarants that have gluten all over thier kitchens, and i was sloppy about cross contamination because i didnt know any better.
i got sicker and sicker, (too many symptoms to mention).
only when i learned what was up, and got my own place, with my own kitchen did i start getting better, it's been over 2 years now, and i only get the symptoms now if i get accidentally exposed.
when i do, they linger for months from one exposure!! the improvement ive seen is overwhelming since i started avoiding gluten like its the plague. i literally could'nt function before.
i used to get pissed when friends/ family refuse to believe this reality, but now i dont care.
i know the truth about my experience. most ppl are just in a state of denial, and are addicts themselves.
when i get exposed, i cant even walk a straight line, like i'm drunk. (gluten ataxia)
i get insanely irritable, like i want to bite ppls heads off for no reason.
my right arm goes numb and tingly (like i slept on it.)
my hip gets arthritic, and i literally am limping, and cant even get out of my car without crawling out.
my skin erupts in blisters (dermatitas herpetiformis).
theres more, too many symptoms to mention here...
it's alarming as hell to me, and yet some ppl refuse to believe this is a reality,
because 'it's food'