Do you change your eating habits when you’re out in public?
My ALS affects my speech and swallowing. Something I never noticed before I had ALS, is how easily I could carry on a conversation while eating. Now, I have to make sure I’ve swallowed my food before attempting to speak, otherwise my dining partners would have to call 911. I’ve since learned to avoid potential disasters by ordering simple “finger food” and focusing more on the conversations – – often, I take my meal home in a box.
There are a few more adjustments I’ve made to my dining out experience, that I’ll add in the comments below. But first, let’s hear from our forum members and learn from their tips.
Do you change your eating habits when you’re out in public? If so, why? What helpful tips can you share with us?
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