I found a recent article outlining how movie stars are ‘trying the gluten-free diet’…and I can’t help but to think to myself…it is not a diet.
Ya ya, I know…some people are using it as such..hoping to lose weight by cutting out gluten. And truthfully, they kinda will (if done right). But.
It is not a diet.
For some of us, with real health issues revolving around eating gluten, it is almost insulting to call it a fad, or promote it as the next best diet.
Not to say that I don’t get it. I do. I see how it can be, and has been, labeled as such.
However, I can’t help but to wonder, if the author of this article, or any other ‘fad’ article, has actually done any research on why some have to eliminate gluten?
And…at the end of the day…everyone that I know that has eliminated gluten, has felt better. Period. That also tells me gluten is just a problem in general. Whether, like me, you have Celiac, or you have a gluten intolerance, or you are just looking to feel better- you will if you eliminate gluten. It is not easy though. No…it is not.
The sad thing is, for some it will be a fad. And I mean even for those that actually feel better when they stopped eating gluten. You know why? Cause folks are lazy.
It is no different from those who work out consistently…for a while…then stop. You know you feel better when you work out right? So why don’t you? Yes…you can come up with a million reasons why and the number one is TIME. But guess what folks? If you have time to go to the bathroom…you have time to work out. Just ten to twenty minutes a day can make all the difference.
Time is not the issue.
But I digress.
I am happy…and reaping the benefits of all the gluten-free hype out there. Means more companies are looking to produce products that I can eat. YAY for me.
But please…before one calls it a fad, or diet…research and understand the real health issues related to gluten as well. Understand that it is not a choice for me…and a whole lot of others out there.
Now…I will be off to enjoy my gluten-free wine, thank you very much.