As someone who follows a fairly restrictive diet, Ive always had that extra bit of anxiety when someone asks me to go out for a meal with them. Instead of facing them head on and being honest, I would constantly make up excuses to not go. Finally, when it started to affect my relationships, I decided I had to stop hiding and work with this problem. After trying many things, below are the best tips on how to go out to eat, while also staying on a restrictive diet.Always ask your waiter questions. I know it can be embarrassing, especially when you're on a date, but nowadays people are allergic to everything under the sun. The staff at most places typically has all of the answers about what is put into their food that might trigger an allergy, so even just to avoid the awkwardness, it never hurts to say "just curious, is the burger made with anything out of the ordinary, like eggs or flour'" and if the answer is yes, you can troubleshoot immediately without causing an issue. Choose multiple items at a restaurant.More often than not, my first choice of food at a restaurant is something I can't eat. Always have a backup plan in case your first choice backfires and you don't want that awkward "uh" moment when the waiter is taking your order. When you have a second option, you can smoothly slip that in and move on with the ordering process. Never arrive starving.I do understand that the point of going out to eat is eating at the place you're going, but when you arrive somewhere absolutely starving, you're more likely to break the rules a little to fill yourself up, which can lead to more stomach discomfort.See the rest of the story at Business Insider Click here to read full news..