With regards to the King Diet and Thanksgiving, Shelby writes,
"Yes, there is a definite relationship between what I eat and the itching/biting. My son took me out to eat for Thanksgiving; I was very careful (I thought ) to call the restaurant the day ahead to make sure that the turkey wasn't seasoned or sitting in something that might set the bugs off. I was assured that all was fine; NOT SO!!!!!!! I made my (your salad dressing) out of fresh lemons and only ate the salad offerings that are listed on your stage 1 diet. When I tasted the turkey, I noticed a slightly sweet taste and told my son so. So I just ate some chicken and let the turkey go. TOO LATE !!! The restaurant isn't far from my house, by the time I got home I already knew the games were on (biting/itching). ?? I am still paying for that Thanksgiving meal. I felt soooooooooooooo bad because my son was trying to make me feel better for Thanksgiving (seeing all that I am going through with this stuff). I let him know that he had made my day & of course it wasn't anything he had done.
I have learned a valuable lesson; don't trust the restaurant people to know what is truly going on with the food. This is the second time this has happened and I am done. Like my son said; "Mom, if you want something done right you have to do it yourself. Yep."
I thank Shelby for sharing her Thanksgiving experience. I can certainly sympathize. While telling servers that I had a severe allergy to oils, except for butter, some had steered me into foods that resulted in a reaction and set back. But then, they don't itch so how could they understand? Fortunately, I learned my way around the kitchen years ago so I'm not at the mercy of restaurants. In fact, I put all of my recipes in Chapter V of the book and many have been added by other contributors, so there's no excuse for anyone to be at the mercy of "eat out food."