I don’t often get upset about the celiac/gluten free issue anymore because after almost 2 years of living with it I’ve pretty well settled in. However, as I was just scrolling through the “gluten free” tag, I ran into some issues.
1) First of all, vegan is not the same as gluten free so please stop posting pictures of yummy looking food under the gluten free tag when it’s actually just vegan and not gluten free at all!
2) Second, gluten free and low carb are not the same things. In fact, they couldn’t be further from one another. Most gluten free substitute foods like bread, pasta, and desserts are higher in calories than their gluten filled counterparts due to the various types of flours used in them.
3)Which brings me to my next point: gluten free is not a weight loss diet!!! If you want to lose weight then just eat right and exercise. Substituting your regular bread for gluten free bread is not going to help you lose weight. In fact, I credit my own recent weight loss to limiting my intake of those exact substitutes.
4) If you don’t have Celiac or a gluten intolerance don’t complain to those of us who do about how hard your “diet” is. You can turn back at any point, we can’t.
5) If you do have Celiac or a gluten intolerance why on earth would you EVER cheat?! I just don’t understand how someone could knowingly put something in their body that will make them sick. It’s never going to be worth it. It’s not less painful to do it on purpose than it is to ingest it by accident. Just why?! (Unless you’ve been ordered by a doctor for testing purposes)
End rant. This has been a celiac/gluten free PSA