Hi girls, this is exactly what I went through at my aunt's in April when my father died, and it is tough...and my resolve wasn't as good as normal either. But as we go along, it will get easier and it will become second nature to us.
But next month I am going to a wedding and I will be staying with a cousin that is just absolutely famous for her "down home" cooking...and she is a real skeptic when it comes to my "way of eating." Almost everything she cooks is either loaded with mayo, sugar, cheese or cream. And her desserts, ohmygawd, a nightmare for candida fighters. I am not really looking forward to this trip just because food is such a huge part of their everyday life, and at a wedding, well, I can only imagine. I hope I don't come back looking like little Lotta...remember the comic book?
What really drives me nuts is when they make a dessert with light jello or aspartame and that should work for our "diet" and then you have to tell them that you can't eat artificial sweeteners either ...and then they look at you totally flabbergasted and think that you have really flipped your wig.
Wish me luck, I will surely need it.