1. Having this dream almost every night.
2. Getting social anxiety when eating at a new restaurant.
3. Having to memorize the numbers of gluten-free takeout by heart.
4. Answering the question, "Then what can you eat?"
5. Always having to bring your own drink to parties.
Permanent beer pong cheerleader.
6. When you spend a bunch of money on gluten-free bread that turns out to be just crumbly crumbs.
7. Or 90% holes.
8. Never getting to partake in office treats.
9. Correcting people who say you're lucky to be gluten-free because it forces you to eat healthier.
10. Being kind of over brown rice.
11. Feeling strangely attracted to potatoes.
Your only friend in the world.
12. Swallowing rage when people help themselves to your gluten-free snacks.
Thank you, I wasn't aware gluten-free brownies tasted like chalk. Why don't you go eat some bread to mask the taste.
13. Avoiding Italian restaurants at all costs.
It's like a gluten circus with a side of wheat clowns.
14. Seeking comfort during difficult times.
15. Inevitably cheating...
16. ...and immediately regretting it.
17. Hearing there's a gluten-free option and finding out it's just a salad.
No thanks, I had a salad for lunch. And breakfast.
18. Speed-reading labels on the back of packaged food.
19. Feeling this at the dessert table at any wedding:
20. Having an encyclopedic knowledge of which foods gluten can ninja itself into.
Sneaky, sneaky gluten.
21. When people hear you're gluten-free and say, "Your life must suck."
22. Respecting the difference between Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat allergy.
And people who just want to cut back.
23. And realizing you're not alone!
Let's celebrate with some gluten-free cake.