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2014-07-08 03:04:30 AM  
I have a friend on facebook that constantly shares gluten-free recipes for rubbish food, like cookies and cupcakes with a note saying she's going to make them that day and then eventually follows up saying how great they were and that her kids loved them,etc. Later on she'll lament that she is having so many issues losing weight and can't understand why.

After trying to explain to her that she is eating a lot of rubbish, she'll retort that gluten free cookies are much more healthier than regular cookies, so it can't possibly be the reason.

Some people...
 
2014-07-08 04:45:57 AM  

Czechzican: Later on she'll lament that she is having so many issues losing weight and can't understand why.


Ironically, two of my truly celiac friends were diagnosed after losing a dangerous amount of weight. They are both very happy to have gained weight (and therefore not stuck in a program with anorexics).

I really want to smack a lot of the gluten-free-because-it's-like-healthy folks. Does your digestive tract do its job? Fantastic. Now shut the hell up and eat the stuff you whine so much about missing. Don't worry. You'll have another fad diet to follow and complain about in a few months, and maybe that one won't be so damn insulting to people with a serious, life-threatening illness.
 
2014-07-08 04:53:45 AM  
Yea, my friend is healthy. She is just overweight. She posts other crap too, like things from some juicing website. Just about everything is "This superfood does this! You'll have great results if you stop eating everything and only eat this superfood for a week!" That sort of bollocks.

Moreso, she's in the lower end of middle class, and half the foods she is trying on her family are made with ingredients that cost an arm and a leg. One of her cupcake recipes alone would have cost almost $60 to make. She fusses about money, but won't think twice about dropping $30 on a bottle of oil or $15 on a bag of almond flour, etc.
 
2014-07-08 07:17:34 AM  
Fact: labeling something 'gluten free' removes 95% of any potential deliciousness.
 
2014-07-08 07:17:49 AM  
They have gluten-free pizza...
 
2014-07-08 07:17:56 AM  
Why is everybody so invested in what other people eat.  If they have highly restricted diets then they need to understand that accommodating them will be difficult for others and have some patience with them. Likewise everybody else needs to relax about what other people are eating because it's none of our business what goes into someone else's mouth.
 
2014-07-08 07:18:28 AM  

thisdaydreamer: Czechzican: Later on she'll lament that she is having so many issues losing weight and can't understand why.

Ironically, two of my truly celiac friends were diagnosed after losing a dangerous amount of weight. They are both very happy to have gained weight (and therefore not stuck in a program with anorexics).

I really want to smack a lot of the gluten-free-because-it's-like-healthy folks. Does your digestive tract do its job? Fantastic. Now shut the hell up and eat the stuff you whine so much about missing. Don't worry. You'll have another fad diet to follow and complain about in a few months, and maybe that one won't be so damn insulting to people with a serious, life-threatening illness.


So much this.
 
2014-07-08 07:19:23 AM  
Hanson Cheng doesn't pay much attention to the gluten-free haters. Feeling out of shape a couple of years ago, he joined a CrossFit training gym and went on the Paleo Diet, which consists of mostly meat and vegetables.

My eyes just rolled out of my skull.  Nice of them to close the article with an example of one of the problem idiots.
 
2014-07-08 07:20:59 AM  
I eat pizza all the time.  It is my favorite food.  Of course, I have never claimed I had Celiac disease.  Why is spellchecker tagging Celiac as a typo?
 
2014-07-08 07:22:05 AM  

Cold_Sassy: I eat pizza all the time.  It is my favorite food.  Of course, I have never claimed I had Celiac disease.  Why is spellchecker tagging Celiac as a typo?


Not in it's library, possibly. Just add it in there.
 
2014-07-08 07:22:46 AM  
90% of the "gluten free" crowd actually have no idea what gluten really is.
Just ask them.
 
2014-07-08 07:24:57 AM  
I actually hate gluten free fad dieters. They make me seethe with a deep rage.
 
2014-07-08 07:25:31 AM  

Egoy3k: Why is everybody so invested in what other people eat.  If they have highly restricted diets then they need to understand that accommodating them will be difficult for others and have some patience with them. Likewise everybody else needs to relax about what other people are eating because it's none of our business what goes into someone else's mouth.


The gluten free folk often want to make it everyone else's business what goes in to their mouth.
 
2014-07-08 07:26:56 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Why is spellchecker tagging Celiac as a typo?


Are you british? The brits spell it "coeliac"
 
2014-07-08 07:27:28 AM  

Smoking GNU: Cold_Sassy: I eat pizza all the time.  It is my favorite food.  Of course, I have never claimed I had Celiac disease.  Why is spellchecker tagging Celiac as a typo?

Not in it's library, possibly. Just add it in there.


It's FARK's spellchecker, not mine.  But thank you anyway sweetie :)
 
2014-07-08 07:29:55 AM  
I think people like these special diets because it makes them stand out.  Everyone has to accommodate their needs so they get the trump card when selecting a restaurant.  It gives them power over the group.
 
2014-07-08 07:30:09 AM  

Nuclear Monk: Fact: labeling something 'gluten free' removes 95% of any potential deliciousness.


You've never had my mother in law's flourless chocolate cake.

It is so good that I have to actively curb myself from eating an entire cake in one sitting because A> that
would make me feel like the fat pig I am and I don't like that feeling and B> deprive my legitimately
diagnosed Celiac niece from one of life's truly great pleasures.
 
2014-07-08 07:30:33 AM  

Smoking GNU: Cold_Sassy: I eat pizza all the time.  It is my favorite food.  Of course, I have never claimed I had Celiac disease.  Why is spellchecker tagging Celiac as a typo?

Not in it's library, possibly. Just add it in there.


PS.  How did you wind up where you are?  Are you stationed there for work?
 
2014-07-08 07:31:09 AM  

ebenbane: I actually hate gluten free fad dieters. They make me seethe with a deep rage.


I have gluten intolerance and why any one would fad diet it is beyond me. feel free to slap them about.
 
2014-07-08 07:31:59 AM  
fark these people. I hope they die. I hope there's some kind of famine, and the only thing to eat is a bag of wheat that you get from the government like once per year. (whiny voice) "Uh, excuse me, do you have something gluten free?" Yeah, dirt. Eat farking dirt, you gluten freetard.

I'm farking sick that 99.9% of the people have to cater to the whims of retarded farking minorities. You're allergic to peanuts? I don't give a shiat. It's your own farking business. Grow and cook all your own food then.
 
2014-07-08 07:32:02 AM  
Hanson Cheng doesn't pay much attention to the gluten-free haters. Feeling out of shape a couple of years ago, he joined a CrossFit training gym and went on the Paleo Diet


You could play "Terrible Pop Fad Bingo" with this guy, holy hell.
 
2014-07-08 07:32:28 AM  
"Within minutes of eating it, my stomach felt really bad and got bloated and crashed my energy. It made me feel just really bad," says Cheng, 33.

If you're having a reaction before the gluten can even hit your intestine, yeah that's psychosomatic.
 
2014-07-08 07:32:49 AM  
FTFA, "In the '50s, everyone had ulcers," he says. "Then, it was back problems. Now, it's gluten."

Well people still have stomach problems now known as GERD, and back problems never went away, just fewer surgeries and fewer bad backs from less manual labor.   Bad examples.
A few people don't eat gluten, most are trying to find out if they have food allergies or intolerance.
I just say low-carb since that is generally accepted as a way to stop being fat.
 
2014-07-08 07:35:06 AM  
It's not so much what people are eating, it's what is coming out of their ass and how fast it's coming out, and in what manner it's coming out. Of their ass. Very little mention in the article about asses, and how things come out of them, but this is a real reason many people change their diets.
 
2014-07-08 07:37:32 AM  

Gaylord Fister: fark these people. I hope they die. I hope there's some kind of famine, and the only thing to eat is a bag of wheat that you get from the government like once per year. (whiny voice) "Uh, excuse me, do you have something gluten free?" Yeah, dirt. Eat farking dirt, you gluten freetard.

I'm farking sick that 99.9% of the people have to cater to the whims of retarded farking minorities. You're allergic to peanuts? I don't give a shiat. It's your own farking business. Grow and cook all your own food then.


You do know that the people with the actual legitimate problem that goes with needing gluten free food will quite probably die if they ingest too much gluten, right?
 
2014-07-08 07:39:17 AM  
I was just picking up lunch-meat for my sammiches in the store.
Ham, Turkey, roast beef, all labeled Gluten free.
Really?

What's next?
Fructose intolerance?

Nation of pussies.
If you have a dietary issue that is real and proven, that's one thing, but when the nation turns on whims, fads, and made up BS like a religion, then you see crap like labeling apples "Gluten Free" as marketing gimmicks.

And that's why we can't have nice things.
 
2014-07-08 07:39:57 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Smoking GNU: Cold_Sassy: I eat pizza all the time.  It is my favorite food.  Of course, I have never claimed I had Celiac disease.  Why is spellchecker tagging Celiac as a typo?

Not in it's library, possibly. Just add it in there.

PS.  How did you wind up where you are?  Are you stationed there for work?


If you mean my current location of residence, i was born here and raised  alternatively between here and the Western Cape, South Africa.
 
2014-07-08 07:40:03 AM  
No matter what your nutritionist told you, there is no test for gluten "sensitivity"
 
2014-07-08 07:40:20 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Why is spellchecker tagging Celiac as a typo?


Because it's not a real disease...
 
2014-07-08 07:43:26 AM  

Gaylord Fister: fark these people. I hope they die. I hope there's some kind of famine, and the only thing to eat is a bag of wheat that you get from the government like once per year. (whiny voice) "Uh, excuse me, do you have something gluten free?" Yeah, dirt. Eat farking dirt, you gluten freetard.

I'm farking sick that 99.9% of the people have to cater to the whims of retarded farking minorities. You're allergic to peanuts? I don't give a shiat. It's your own farking business. Grow and cook all your own food then.


You must not be that farking sick if you care about the .1%.
 
2014-07-08 07:43:26 AM  

Egoy3k: Why is everybody so invested in what other people eat.  If they have highly restricted diets then they need to understand that accommodating them will be difficult for others and have some patience with them. Likewise everybody else needs to relax about what other people are eating because it's none of our business what goes into someone else's mouth.


This is very true. It is exactly this that makes it so annoying when people without celiac have to tell everyone they know everything they have been eating.

My friend brought his GF round. Either she will die soon or is hypochondriac. She is vegetarian and gluten free and a complete pain in the ass.

Never happy, always complaining. They tried for a baby but unfortunately the first one miscarried because she was not eating properly.

Luckily she is dating my friend who takes no shiat in many areas (god knows what he is doing with her) and he made her eat real food before they tried again (now they have a lovely little girl)

Anyway, when he brought her round it was like a game of guess and tell with a depressed mute. You would ask her what she *could* eat and she would just say what she could *not* eat (not helpful, thanks) then if you suggested foods she would eliminate all of them based on various dietary restrictions.

Did you know potatoes had gluten? I didn`t. She can`t eat those even because she said they had gluten.

There was literally nothing she would accept to eat. So we took her and him to a restaurant and told her to order what she liked (just to see) she ordered fish with a herb butter and potatoes...

As I say, complete pain in the ass.

To me she typifies the food obsessed whiny farkers who found out as a child that complaining got them better food and they took it to a mental level as an adult.

I don`t care what you eat. Spend loads on foods that don`t really give you any benefit or offset any deficit. I don`t care.

Just shut up about it. I don`t want to know unless I am cooking you food in which case list what you CAN eat and still shut up about what you can`t...
 
2014-07-08 07:43:36 AM  

Egoy3k: Why is everybody so invested in what other people eat.  If they have highly restricted diets then they need to understand that accommodating them will be difficult for others and have some patience with them. Likewise everybody else needs to relax about what other people are eating because it's none of our business what goes into someone else's mouth.


There's a huge difference between accommodating a real restriction (when I go out to dinner with my friend L., who genuinely has Celiac, we choose a restaurant where there will be choices for her) and people who are frankly just being difficult because they like to feel special.

Personally, I'm "invested" when a friend no longer wants to go to the best pizza restaurant in town because they don't have good gluten-free pizza, or when I can't have that person over for dinner with other friends because they won't eat what I cook, or when every meal out becomes an interrogation of the waitron -- and that self-diagnosed friend doesn't actually have anything wrong with them.

And even people who do have genuine restrictions can deal with it well or deal with it selfishly. CSB: I used to have a colleague, M., who had a severe, life-threatening allergy to garlic. So anytime we ate out, which was pretty often given the nature of the job, he would find something he liked on the menu and ask the waitron "does it have garlic?". The waitron would dutifully go back and ask the chef. By the time they returned, M. would have spotted something else he liked and would ask "does this have garlic?". Wash, rinse, repeat, while the rest of us sit around waiting to order, until somebody else at the table finally loses patience and says "why don't you just ask what they can make without garlic?". Every. Freaking. Time.

So yes, sometimes it is our business, when people inflict their restrictions -- real or imagined -- on everybody else.
 
2014-07-08 07:43:49 AM  

vudukungfu: I was just picking up lunch-meat for my sammiches in the store.
Ham, Turkey, roast beef, all labeled Gluten free.
Really?

What's next?
Fructose intolerance?

Nation of pussies.
If you have a dietary issue that is real and proven, that's one thing, but when the nation turns on whims, fads, and made up BS like a religion, then you see crap like labeling apples "Gluten Free" as marketing gimmicks.

And that's why we can't have nice things.


We still have fat-free/low fat stuff all over the shelves, even though it's been shown eating fat doesn't make you fat, and in fact fat is something you need and helps you feel full, so you don't eat as much.

/Skim milk is just f*cking milk water. They used to throw it out until dairies learned that they could sell it as "fat free" milk.
 
2014-07-08 07:44:23 AM  

Zenith: ebenbane: I actually hate gluten free fad dieters. They make me seethe with a deep rage.

I have gluten intolerance and why any one would fad diet it is beyond me. feel free to slap them about.


Because people can be dumb sometimes.  I don't mind stores and restaurants offering gluten-free options since there are actually people that need them, but I think a lot of people heard about gluten free and thought it was inherently healthier when the truth is not necessarily.
 
2014-07-08 07:45:25 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Smoking GNU: Cold_Sassy: I eat pizza all the time.  It is my favorite food.  Of course, I have never claimed I had Celiac disease.  Why is spellchecker tagging Celiac as a typo?

Not in it's library, possibly. Just add it in there.

It's FARK's spellchecker, not mine.  But thank you anyway sweetie :)


As far as I know spellcheck is built into your browser, not Fark. On Chrome for example, just under the list of suggested spellings is the "add to dictionary" option.
 
2014-07-08 07:45:36 AM  

thisdaydreamer: Ironically, two of my truly celiac friends were diagnosed after losing a dangerous amount of weight. They are both very happy to have gained weight (and therefore not stuck in a program with anorexics).

I really want to smack a lot of the gluten-free-because-it's-like-healthy folks. Does your digestive tract do its job? Fantastic. Now shut the hell up and eat the stuff you whine so much about missing. Don't worry. You'll have another fad diet to follow and complain about in a few months, and maybe that one won't be so damn insulting to people with a serious, life-threatening illness.


This...Also, in all my years, I have only met one friend in person with Celiac disease, and another online. I don't get a diet that caters to a small, small minority of people that realistically has no health benefit.
 
2014-07-08 07:45:48 AM  

Hector Remarkable: It's not so much what people are eating, it's what is coming out of their ass and how fast it's coming out, and in what manner it's coming out. Of their ass. Very little mention in the article about asses, and how things come out of them, but this is a real reason many people change their diets.


You mean like gold pocketwatches?  Because I hear those are pretty uncomfortable to have in one's ass.
 
2014-07-08 07:46:27 AM  
 
2014-07-08 07:46:40 AM  

frankmanhog: Hanson Cheng doesn't pay much attention to the gluten-free haters. Feeling out of shape a couple of years ago, he joined a CrossFit training gym and went on the Paleo Diet, which consists of mostly meat and vegetables.

My eyes just rolled out of my skull.  Nice of them to close the article with an example of one of the problem idiots.


I've heard paleo described as half of a good idea. Probably much if not all of the benefit people see comes from simply paying attention to what they are eating and not eating processed crap.

And I feel bad for celiacs. They now have easy access to more gluten free stuff but at the cost of having to put up with their serious condition being aped by moron fadsters.
 
2014-07-08 07:47:20 AM  

Muta: I think people like these special diets because it makes them stand out.  Everyone has to accommodate their needs so they get the trump card when selecting a restaurant.  It gives them power over the group.


I think you're right, it must be a power trip, but in the end I think it just boils down to this...

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2014-07-08 07:48:07 AM  

Egoy3k: Why is everybody so invested in what other people eat.  If they have highly restricted diets then they need to understand that accommodating them will be difficult for others and have some patience with them. Likewise everybody else needs to relax about what other people are eating because it's none of our business what goes into someone else's mouth.


Three words: Gluten Free Beer

Just have a glass of wine if you want to be gluten free at the bar. Do we really need yet another frankenfood? Like sugar free grape jelly. Just...how? Have you ever had grapes? They're basically sugar and water. How are you mashing them up, jarring them and removing the sugar?

How?

HOW?!?

I actually don't care all that much but my first train was early (farking early!) and now my backup train is late (late! farking late!)
 
2014-07-08 07:48:53 AM  

vudukungfu: I was just picking up lunch-meat for my sammiches in the store.
Ham, Turkey, roast beef, all labeled Gluten free.
Really?

What's next?
Fructose intolerance?

Nation of pussies.
If you have a dietary issue that is real and proven, that's one thing, but when the nation turns on whims, fads, and made up BS like a religion, then you see crap like labeling apples "Gluten Free" as marketing gimmicks.

And that's why we can't have nice things.


As always, the voice of reason.

When it's getting real, that is.
 
2014-07-08 07:51:06 AM  
I used to think I was lactose intolerant, but it turned out I'm intolerant of pretty much everything.
 
2014-07-08 07:52:25 AM  

Smoking GNU: Cold_Sassy: Smoking GNU: Cold_Sassy: I eat pizza all the time.  It is my favorite food.  Of course, I have never claimed I had Celiac disease.  Why is spellchecker tagging Celiac as a typo?

Not in it's library, possibly. Just add it in there.

PS.  How did you wind up where you are?  Are you stationed there for work?

If you mean my current location of residence, i was born here and raised  alternatively between here and the Western Cape, South Africa.


OK.  When your profile mentioned that you were there, "unfortunately", I just wondered what your circumstances were.  I hope you get to be somewhere you want to be while you can still enjoy it.
 
2014-07-08 07:52:25 AM  

thisdaydreamer: Czechzican: Later on she'll lament that she is having so many issues losing weight and can't understand why.

Ironically, two of my truly celiac friends were diagnosed after losing a dangerous amount of weight. They are both very happy to have gained weight (and therefore not stuck in a program with anorexics).

I really want to smack a lot of the gluten-free-because-it's-like-healthy folks. Does your digestive tract do its job? Fantastic. Now shut the hell up and eat the stuff you whine so much about missing. Don't worry. You'll have another fad diet to follow and complain about in a few months, and maybe that one won't be so damn insulting to people with a serious, life-threatening illness.


My sister has celiac, which she discovered when she tried out a vegan diet and it went about the way you'd expect for someone with celiac.

Anyway, this was a little bit before the whole "gluten-free everywhere" became a thing, but we'd had a family friend who'd been diagnosed many years previously so she was aware of it and thought "maybe I have that."

Now, being frank, she's the type of person who would think she might have something that she didn't. Not a full on hypochondriac, but some occasional tendencies in that direction, so my family sort of all rolled our eyes and let her go with it until we took her to a doctor to get tested and oops, I guess she was right.

Anyway, my girlfriend's sister is also on a gluten free diet except in her case she's just trying to lose weight. Yeah...
 
2014-07-08 07:53:14 AM  
Would you believe there's gluten-free dog food? That's the new fad down at my pet-food store, all the bags of  the expensive dog food have "GLUTEN-FREE!!!" added to the labeling. Since when do dogs have celiac disease?
 
2014-07-08 07:54:30 AM  

Nuclear Monk: Fact: labeling something 'gluten free' removes 95% of any potential deliciousness.


So....most British cuisine is gluten-free?
 
2014-07-08 07:55:20 AM  

Czechzican: Yea, my friend is healthy. She is just overweight. She posts other crap too, like things from some juicing website. Just about everything is "This superfood does this! You'll have great results if you stop eating everything and only eat this superfood for a week!" That sort of bollocks.

Moreso, she's in the lower end of middle class, and half the foods she is trying on her family are made with ingredients that cost an arm and a leg. One of her cupcake recipes alone would have cost almost $60 to make. She fusses about money, but won't think twice about dropping $30 on a bottle of oil or $15 on a bag of almond flour, etc.


Being overweight is definitely not healthy. You can get away with until yiur mid thirties when your heart, knees, hips, back, and lungs start to fark up, and your pancreas can't keep up with insulin demands any more.
 
2014-07-08 07:55:24 AM  

verbaltoxin: We still have fat-free/low fat stuff all over the shelves


Yep, all the fat is waddling down the chips and cookies aisle.
With crotch gobblins.
]
Who is putting the wood to all these tubs of lard?
There is no self responsibility or self respect anymore.

"Imma git fat and pound out some crib puppies and eat all day" seems to the be whole of life's ambition for many young women out there.

But first, the "Go though college on someone else's dime and shove my malformed, uneducated opinions upon all those around me"

Face it. we don't just take care of the mentally ill in this country. We cater to them.
 
2014-07-08 07:55:41 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Cold_Sassy: Smoking GNU: Cold_Sassy: I eat pizza all the time.  It is my favorite food.  Of course, I have never claimed I had Celiac disease.  Why is spellchecker tagging Celiac as a typo?

Not in it's library, possibly. Just add it in there.

It's FARK's spellchecker, not mine.  But thank you anyway sweetie :)

As far as I know spellcheck is built into your browser, not Fark. On Chrome for example, just under the list of suggested spellings is the "add to dictionary" option.


Huh, I just got schooled.  Thanks for the info.
 
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