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16 Reasons Being Gluten-Free ISN'T Great

Often, it's not a choice. So stop giving us a hard time.

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1. When you do eat something with gluten, you could easily pass as pregnant.

It doesn't matter how fit, ripped, or shredded you are: your stomach swells faster than you can finish eating whatever it is you're eating
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It doesn't matter how fit, ripped, or shredded you are: your stomach swells faster than you can finish eating whatever it is you're eating

2. This is and always will be one of your favorite foods, BUT you will never be able to eat it again.

3. You cannot join in the heaven that is a Chipotle burrito

4. You still remember what everything tastes like, and when people ask this is how you feel:

5. When you DO accidentally eat it, something terrible happens

No exaggeration here. You can get a rash, fever, throw up... Everything. And it doesn't last a day either: it lasts weeks.
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No exaggeration here. You can get a rash, fever, throw up... Everything. And it doesn't last a day either: it lasts weeks.

6. The smells

Your sense of smell for everything you can't eat is extremely heightened

Your sense of smell for everything you can't eat is extremely heightened

7. Just because there IS a gluten-free option doesn't mean it tastes the same

This is usually what it tastes like.... NOT THE SAME AS A BAGEL
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This is usually what it tastes like.... NOT THE SAME AS A BAGEL

8. People tell you to eat more celery. It's a great, tasty, healthy snack!

Even if you do like celery, you get real sick of it real fast
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Even if you do like celery, you get real sick of it real fast

9. This is how most of your baking attempts go:

Christmas cookies will never be the same
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Christmas cookies will never be the same

10. Gluten intolerance can cause a whole 'nother set of problems. Insomnia anyone?

11. You have to somehow let the waiter know you can't eat half the menu, and hope they don't spit in your food because of all your specific requests

(This is how you imagine the chefs and waiters approaching your specific eating requirements)
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(This is how you imagine the chefs and waiters approaching your specific eating requirements)

12. You get called a whole variety of hurtful names. Words can hurt!

1. "Glutard"2. "The one with food issues"3. "Special"etc.
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1. "Glutard"

2. "The one with food issues"

3. "Special"

etc.

13. You can never bring in food for classmates/co-workers because no one will eat it

Either it tastes gross, or they think that sans-gluten it will be gross so they don't even try it.
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Either it tastes gross, or they think that sans-gluten it will be gross so they don't even try it.

14. You can go your whole life eating gluten, only to discover later that you are allergic and experiencing other medical issues because of it

People do not understand that, even if you go the majority of your life eating gluten, you CAN STILL BE ALLERGIC!Some things that gluten can exacerbate if you are allergic to it:1. Alzheimers2. Depression3. Epilepsy4. Your thyroid5. Arthritis etc.
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People do not understand that, even if you go the majority of your life eating gluten, you CAN STILL BE ALLERGIC!

Some things that gluten can exacerbate if you are allergic to it:

1. Alzheimers

2. Depression

3. Epilepsy

4. Your thyroid

5. Arthritis

etc.

15. There are a lot of foods that sneak gluten in

WHY?!

16. You can't eat gluten

It's in so. many. delicious. things!
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It's in so. many. delicious. things!

Don't worry, the support groups are growing everyday.

And places like Whole Foods are rapidly expanding their GF sections. The cook book recipes are getting better, and we are starting to figure it all out.Plus, I still love you
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And places like Whole Foods are rapidly expanding their GF sections. The cook book recipes are getting better, and we are starting to figure it all out.

Plus, I still love you

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