Are they the new vegans?
I'm sick of both pretentious groups.
Do they send the scum who consume food containing gluten to the death camps for gluten consumers? I had my head shaved and was starved by anti gluten free vegan Nazis.
Gluten-free Nazis make sense. Would you rather people with Celiac stopped eating Nazis altogether?
Vegans are insufferable.
Gluten-free people are even more insufferable (if that's possible).
I'm so sick of hearing about what people can't eat. Guess what? You're still fucking FAT because you eat too fucking MUCH.
I have two friends who went gluten-free; one lost 40 pounds and looks fucking fantastic. She's not insufferable about it in the least.
No, the ones who are *truly* insufferable are the raw-foods Nazis, e.g. Gwyneth.
It's like carb-free.
They lose a ton of weight, bitch at everyone for eating carbs then bloat right back up again.
I slap their faces viciously
OP, get a life, and lose some fucking weight.
R7 = Vegan/gluten free idiot.
I have a friend whose MS is markedly more manageable since she went gluten free. Her myriad of food allergies are annoying though.
Vegans have always been around, gluten-free freaks are new
People who don't eat gluten are as much of a threat to you as gay marriage is to straight marriage. Please find something worth ranting about.
I've been gluten free for a couple years now. OP, kindly go fuck yourself. I don't think wheat is evil, I just have a reaction to it. I don't give a damn what you or anyone else eats, but I sure do have to hear someone's mouth every time the subject of food comes up. "Oh that's right, you can't have that can you?" "Well I guess you'll have to tell us what restaurant we can all go to." It's a sometimes annoying, but very small part of my life. It's not part of your life at all. So unclench and get over it.
Go fuck yourself, OP. My gf has gluten allergy, and it seriously messed up her immune system before she got diagnosed. And no, she's never been obese in her life. Athletic, and has run a few marathons. She's not gluten free by choice, but necessity. You think it's easy being vigilant when majority of foods available at stores an restaurants have gluten in it? I try to stay away from bread to give her company, but trust me, it's so damn hard some days to stay away from fresh bread or the occasional slice of pizza or pasta. Especially when we need to carbo load for long runs.
R10 = very unfunny troll.
Veganism is a highly questionable life style.
Gluten-free eaters suffer from a condition called Celiac.
It might help if people did their research into the hazards of modern techniques of milling and food production.
My skin was clearer when I was on a gluten-free diet. But it's too hard to stick too.
You don't know what you're talking about, OP. My gf has to adhere to a strict gluten free diet. On slip and she's sick again. Everything is a threat. Her dental hygienist used a paste containing minute amounts of gluten when she had her teeth cleaned, and it nearly put her in the hospital. You need to get over your bigotry and understand that gluten-free is a medical condition.
Why is it not surprising that, so far, all of the gluten-free tales are of lesbians? Is this a Michfest thread?
Sure sounds like it to me, r17.
One morning, I was driving little Timmy to school (the bus the school provides is filthy!) and a car passed us in the other lane and I noticed that the driver was eating a Snickers bar.
I screamed out the window, "MURDERER! Don't you know my little Timmy has a peanut allergy?"
Fortunately, little Timmy survived.
Of course there are those of you who have gluten problems, it is a fraction of the population.
The OP is referring to those who have embraced gluten free as a trend.
Yay, another professional victim thread.
The only people I know who are gluten free are that way for health reasons not any social statement. I have an aunt and two cousins and a co-worker who have celiac disease and cannot have gluten.
That's, actually, pretty funny, R20.
I think there are people who are allergic to gluten, but then there are those who self-diagnose, like a friend of mine who decided that she has an allergy to gluten, because certain foods make her bloated. So, for three years her friends had to suffer through her gluten attack stories, and plan out dinners out around her "problem." Well, a couple of months ago, she had a blood test done, and it turns out she is not allergic to gluten. It may be she has some other stomach problems, but that's a whole other issue. She's straight, by the way.
OP, are these people coming to your door and demanding you cook for them? I doubt it. You need to get a life.
R14, you're wrong, on facts, and your judgment is lacking. The list of intelligent healthy vegans is a long one, including athletes who compete quite well on a vegan diet, but also people like Bill Clinton and many other prominent and successful people.
But don't let that get in the way of your stupidity.
Some people really need bipolar meds but insist it's a nutritional problem. I have a friend who has been told since she was a child she needed meds but she wouldn't do it. She's 44 now and just starting to take a little something because her latest boyfriend insists on it.
If you cannot eat what is on a restaurant's menu, then don't go out to eat. No one wants to listen to you wail "oh, there's nothing here I can eat" and then have to cringe while you make a big deal about ordering your "very special" custom meal. (The key there is the big deal that these gluten people make of everything.)
If I invite you over to dinner and your menu restrictions are that tight, don't accept my invitation. No one wants to listen to your repeated "Oh, I can't eat that" cries throughout the evening. If a friend can't eat fish, I don't make fish for them. But if you ask every ingredient of every dish I make, and moan about it, that's over the line.
Everyone is sick of hearing about your alleged food problems. Why do you have to broadcast it to everyone constantly and bitch at the rest of us for eating bread?
Yeah, I have a food allergy. My family knows about and I avoid the food I'm allergic to. Big deal.
Why some people have to make it the point of their entire being is obnoxious.
Because they're drama queens. They love the attention. It's about everyone talking about "me, me, me."
I recently found out from an allergist that I'm allergic to dairy and soy. Now that I've been dairy and soy free for a week my chronic headaches are gone and I've lost a few pounds. My respiratory problems have cleared up, too.
Now that I know I have this problem, I have to stick to a new diet. However, I hate when people are obnoxious about their food sensitivities and allergies, so I'm not going to make a big deal out of it. It's just something I need to deal with on my own.
Fine with me R26. I don't plan activities around eating. I'll meet someone for coffee or go to the movies or a show. If I get invited out for dinner I decline. I talk about my diet when it comes up, usually by someone who insists I have some cake or some of that brownie, or that not going out to dinner makes me "anti-social". It's just food for christ sakes. Why does someone being on a restricted diet have to be such a big deal?
Bill Clinton is a vegan in name only, he eats other things including appetizers with anchovies.
What is gluten?
Guess they don't like how much the challah cost.
I can understand/respect people choices of how they want/need to eat,But boy,Try pulling off a dinner party where you can please everyone.
Last Thanksgiving,There were 2 vegans,one vegetarian,a gluten,a low-fat,a anti carb and four normal people.Those of us who ate normal were lectured how we can eat such "poison ' "garbage"..Come on,this was THANSGIVING. !!!..WHAT IN THE HELL DID THEY EXPECT ?
This year ...I'm eating out !
OP is just another rightwing freeper looking to cause trouble. Ignore him. There's nothing wrong with caring about animals, and going vegan, or caring about the fact that you're allergic to gluten, and can't eat it.
Go away, OP. Just go away.
Thanks, R36. You understand it all completely.
Care to name these athletes R25? Also care to include their supplement list and expenses.
Veganism is nothing more than a stylized eating disorder.
People who self-diagnose themselves as "gluten sensitive" are faddish attention seekers. It's not the same as actually being diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
R38, a quick Google will show you plenty of successful vegan athletes.
[quote]I sure do have to hear someone's mouth every time the subject of food comes up. "Oh that's right, you can't have that can you?" "Well I guess you'll have to tell us what restaurant we can all go to."
[quote]I talk about my diet when it comes up, usually by someone who insists I have some cake or some of that brownie, or that not going out to dinner makes me "anti-social".
Sounds like you folks know my "friend" Lisa. Tiresome, isn't she?
I've found it's hard to buy bags of Halloween chocolates that don't have peanuts or tree nuts in them. Reese's, Almond Joy, Baby Ruth, Snickers, peanut M&Ms, Hershey's miniatures. It's hard to buy a bag of chocolates that don't have a mixture of candies. I wanted to buy boxes of only full sized Hershey bars but couldn't find any.
I guess trick or treating is another thing that kids with. It allergies are not allowed to do.
Regarding candies and ingredients, I used to love Twizzlers. Imagine how surprised I was as a celiac sufferer to find out they're not gluten free, they actually have wheat product in them (probably as a binding agent).
R38, the first question you can answer yourself with google. I'll start you off with a couple of links.
Second, what does supplements have to do with it? Meat eaters take supplements too, and yes, there are vegan versions of those supplements.
I work in a bakery in a store I shall not mention.
Every day, every single day I have people come up to my counter and ask for fresh gluten free bread or desserts. And every day I have to explain to them that this is a gluten rich section of the store and that the gluten free bread is in the frozen section where it is segregated from this area so it can remain uncontaminated.
The dirty looks I get are hilarious. FROZEN?
Then I suggest they head over to the produce section or dairy where they can find fruit or pudding or tapioca etc. Again, the horrified reactions.
It's almost as if they feel we the bakery are obligated to provide them with gluten free options.
No. We are loaded with wheat flour here. The air is thick with it.
Oh by the way. Gluten is formed when two proteins in flour are activated during the wetting and kneading, mixing, part of the process. Kneading the bread is done specifically to activate the gluten. That's why cakes have less gluten in them than bread. Dry flour actually has no gluten in it. Just the potential for gluten.
Potential for Gluten would be a great name for an emo band.
Little Buffy can't even have potential gluten as she is potentially allergic.
I'm a glutton for Gluten!!!
Pam in Accounts Receivable.
R30, was the allergist who diagnoses you as allergic to soy and dairy an MD?
Celiac disease is a very real autoimmune abnormality. It is pretty rare, but real. However many people are on gluten free diets becasue they think they are more healthy. They aren't necessarily at all.
And if you lose weight on a gluten free diet, that is because you are eating less calories by cutting out breads of all kinds, most cereals and pastas as well. The weight loss is not a function of not eating the protein, gluten.
When I eat gluten I fart a lot and feel ill. So I avoid it. Sometimes a piece of cake looks so good that I have a little and think it's okay - totally not okay as my stomach starts to go nuts within a few hours. I'm being battered by this from all sides when people say I'm a Nazi if I don't subject myself to a lifetime of farting and stomach discomfort.
R52, you're only a Nazi if you inflict your food preferences on those around you.
R31, when people insist you have some cake or some of that brownie, just smile nicely, say "no thanks," and change the subject. Simple as that.
R52 aka Jack Sprat -
Vegetables give me toots and stomach discomfort. Cake or bread, that I could eat all day.
[quote]It's almost as if they feel we the bakery are obligated to provide them with gluten free options.
But you *are*, Baker wo/man! You are!
The whole damned store should be gluten/nut/fat/carb free just for me!