As you know, I've been trying to follow this plan as close to the book as I can. With the exception of eating some whole wheat pasta left over in my pantry, and 2 tbsp of sugar in my sushi rice, I have done everything to the letter! This diet plan, however, isn't the easiest thing to maintain in terms of the social life.
I have gone to three parties in the last two days (two were hosted at my host, one somewhere else). I got the usual questions about why I'm not drinking: "are you driving?" When offered a beer and I replied, "I can't drink it," I was asked if I had Celiac's. I got a lot of those questions at the first party. And not that it's a pain in the ass to have to explain (and I mostly just say "health condition" followed closely by "not alcoholism"), but I just feel like a party outsider. I love to party, and I still enjoyed myself sober, but it was less fun.
The parties at my house were much easier to follow the rules. When I got hungry, I just popped into the kitchen for some natural tortillas and hummus. But at the other party, with all the chips and dips and cookies, it was much harder. I brought a flask and just filled it with water, so most people assumed I was drinking and didn't ask questions. The odd person did ask what I was drinking, so I just told them I'm not (because of my "health condition ... I'm not an alcoholic"). It was a good idea to bring though because 1) people complimented it, and 2) I could keep re-filling it from the tap and didn't get dehydrated, and it also helped to feel a bit 'fuller' so I wasn't craving the snacks so much.
However, I did cave at one point. There were these President's Choice salsa flavoured tortilla chips. I looked at the ingredients list and they were made from corn. Sugar was part way down the list (so I justify it as not too much), and there were a bunch of preservatives and crap. I was hungry, though, and hadn't had anything to eat for hours, so I dug in. That was my slip up. When I came home, my roommates were having another party at our house and they passsed around cupcakes. I soooo wanted one because they looked delicious but I didn't. Wheat and sugar and probably other stuff I'm not supposed to have. So I passed, and just kept drinking my water.
Parties are definitely less fun without alcohol and without snacks. But I stuck to my guns (mostly).