ARTICLE: Five Tips to Make Traveling With a Food Allergy Easier



Find your Snatch 2 Rep Max.

Snatch 2RM, then 90%x2x2 TIMECAP: 20:00


As many reps as possible in 15 mins of:
2 Burpee Box Jump Overs, 30/24 in
2 Overhead Squats, 115/75 lbs
2 Anchored Sit-ups
4 Burpee Box Jump Overs, 30/24 in
4 Overhead Squats, 115/75 lbs
4 Anchored Sit-ups
6 Burpee Box Jump Overs, 30/24 in
6 Overhead Squats, 115/75 lbs
6 Anchored Sit-ups

8/8/8, 10/10/10, etc.
Competition: 95/65# 24/20”
Performance: 65-75/45-55# 20/16”
Fitness: 35-45/25-35# 16/12”


I am severely allergic to gluten and also have a mild dairy allergy, and even though I’m a frequent traveler, it’s not always obvious to me which dishes have either (or both!) when I’m in a new place and eating unfamiliar foods.

Dr. Alyson Pidich, the medical director of the Ash Center, in New York City, and a food allergy specialist, is allergic to shellfish and, like me, knows firsthand that even so-called “safe” foods can have trace allergens that can make you ill.

So what’s a food allergy sufferer and world traveler to do? Here are some of Dr. Pidich’s tips, all of which she keeps top of mind for her own travels.

Carry a food allergy card in multiple languages

Have a card handy that lists your food allergies in the language or languages spoken at your destination. You can create your own cards with simple notecards or sturdy paper, or order them from Allergy Translation, which charges $8 to create one card through its app or website. (You can print as many copies of each card as you want once you place an order.)

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