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Gluten Free Diet Or Gluten Free Lifestyle?


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#1 captaincrab55

 
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

I was just informed on FB that the Gluten Free diet is Old School and it's now the Gluten Free Lifestyle. Your thoughts on this?
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

I am laughing so hard right now! Posted Image
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

:blink: that smily....

Doesn't matter to me as its both
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:39 PM


I am laughing so hard right now! Posted Image



Posted Image me too...LMAO.. I just call it "my life" .


but what do I know...I happen to like anything "Old School"
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#5 Adalaide

 
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

I am simply gluten free. Is this the kind of stupid crap people really debate over? :blink:
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

Maybe because people got sick of hearing, "Oh, a diet? How much weight are you trying to lose?"
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:50 AM

I just like to live my life with style :)
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- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more!
- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:37 AM

I think the difference is we do it to live, the "lifestylers" do it to be cool.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:11 AM

I usually get super annoyed with people on Tumblr thinking it's a diet to lose weight and go one about eating a slice of gluteny bread per day because "I heard it's too hard".

I myself prefer lifestyle.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:44 AM

I worked "gluten-free lifestyle" into one of my posts. :D

It really is a way of living -not just a diet. We don't go to just any place to eat, we can't shop at just any store if we want bread or crackers, we have to scan ingredients everytime we buy the same brand of canned tomatoes, etc.

For me, I'm older and grouchy and don't really care if I fit in any longer. :o
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:03 AM

For me, I'm older and grouchy and don't really care if I fit in any longer. :o


You are a teensy bit grouchy sometimes, K,----- but it's what makes you so darn adorable.
You have a squishy soft marshmallow inside to that crunchy outer shell. :D
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I realized after a year or so, I never even use the words "gluten free" as in grocery lists, etc.
I used to write things like "get gluten free brown rice flour" or "gluten free crackers"
now, I just say flour, crackers, etc.

It's not a lifestyle or a trend or even a diet in my mind anymore.
I refer to it as the "G F diet " when speaking with new people, yes, but
I do not clarify it about myself anymore.
It's the new normal. It's for the rest of my life.
It just IS...my life. I am old. Ergo, I am "old school".
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In the "old days" people had an expression "the swinger's lifestyle" and now, all I can think of when I hear the word "lifestyle" is wife swapping parties....
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

I usually get super annoyed with people on Tumblr thinking it's a diet to lose weight and go one about eating a slice of gluteny bread per day because "I heard it's too hard".


What the...? Are you serious? People do it to lose weight? If anything, it has the opposite effect; at least it did so on me, and even if that didn't help with my having to drop +25 lbs, at least it made me feel less of an invalid, and I don't have to plan my routes around ladies rooms anymore. I think that idea only applies to people who eat tons of junk, and since a lot of junk is not gluten-free, and gluten-free junk costs an eye and a kidney, the simply clean up their eating act. <_<

You are a teensy bit grouchy sometimes, K,----- but it's what makes you so darn adorable.
You have a squishy soft marshmallow inside to that crunchy outer shell. :D


Thank you, IrishHeart, for introducing me to the disturbing desire of biting off one of Karen's fingers. Figuratively, don't worry, Karen. :D
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:24 AM

Thank you, IrishHeart, for introducing me to the disturbing desire of biting off one of Karen's fingers. Figuratively, don't worry, Karen. :D


:lol: hey, K--we've got a "live one" here...!!!
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


#14 Adalaide

 
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

In the "old days" people had an expression "the swinger's lifestyle" and now, all I can think of when I hear the word "lifestyle" is wife swapping parties....


I think we're all sufficiently disturbed now. :lol:

Seriously though, when I hear "lifestyle" what I hear is "hip" "trendy" and "choice." None of these apply to me. I am also most certainly not on a diet.

I don't think I have ever written the words gluten free on my shopping list. As for using it when I talk to people? When I need to. Someone once got all excited telling me about how she found a chocolate bar at the grocery store that wa smarked gluten free. I was like marketing ploy to charge more, of course its gluten free... its chocolate!!! When people who have no freaking clue what the hell they are talking about bring it up to me it drives me up a wall. I'm thankful in those moments I only slap them silly in my head. It is the "diet" and "lifestyle" trend crap that brings this on and makes them think its okay to talk to me like they think they're smart or know something.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

. Is this the kind of stupid crap people really debate over? :blink:


Disturbingly, YES. :rolleyes:
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif





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