The Happy Little Coeliac
I have to say, straight up, that this post was inspired by Em @ Have a Laugh On Me. The seed was planted a few weeks back when she wrote about the growing trend to ditch gluten and why a lot of people are being suckered into the hype.
The seed sprouted when she replied to a comment I had left on her last post which was all about not wanting to share meals at restaurants. I made a joke about how being coeliac saves me from that fate to which she replied “Oh lovely you crack me up – you’re so good as seeing the positive of coeliac! x”
And I guess that is true.
No point being a “Negative Nancy”, forever whining about NEVER BEING ABLE TO HAVE A REAL HOT CROSS BUN AGAIN!
No, much better to take advantage of the current “trend” to ditch gluten and embrace all those wonderful gluten free choices that suddenly abound.
Who knows why a GF way of life is suddenly so popular?
Is it a fad that will one day go the way of the Atkins diet and others targeting particular food groups?
Is it something that honestly helps people feel lighter and brighter as proponents claim?
Or is it just trendy because paying more for food that has something actually missing from it is cool?
I really don’t have a clue. I also don’t have a clue what the government was thinking with last week’s budget, but that’s a WHOLE other post…
But what I do know, is that I am now a happy little coeliac. Thanks to the ‘in’ trend of ditching gluten, I have so many more dining options at my disposal. Thank you fad followers!
But that’s not the only benefit – let’s keep the positives rolling:
1. When you have a special dietary requirement, you often get to eat first on planes. Always a bonus – suck that, fellow passengers.
2. As mentioned before, you can totally use your diagnosis to avoid sharing food with others without offending them. I get to keep it all to myself, bwahaha….
3. It can be a handy weight management tool when you go somewhere that isn’t GF friendly. Many a time I’ve been to a cafe and gone without a treat because there were no options for me. Don’t be sad, my hips, I’m sure, were glad!
See? It is possible to be a happy little coeliac. Sure, I miss the smell and the taste and the texture of gluten filled treats but my body certainly doesn’t.
And thanks to the diet gods that currently think gluten is evil, I’m loving all the new options that lay before me!
Have you tried cutting out gluten? Did help or did it bankrupt you????
Linking up with Jess for the trendy, yet totally unpretentious, IBOT!
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