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Gluten Free Diet Or Gluten Free Lifestyle?
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Because we always wait for our opinions to be solicited. B)

Yes, of course. Without a question, there can be no answer, grasshopper. B)

He asked, we answered.

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And so far we are on the fourth page and going strong.

Here's what the OED has to say:

LIFESTYLE

"lifestyle (a) a person's basic character as established early in childhood which governs his or her reactions and behaviour; (B) an individual's or group's way of life; a way or style of living; " :)

DIET

1 Food; esp. one's habitual food. Freq. with specifying word.

M. W. Montagu Herbs or roots…and plain dry bread. That is their lenten diet.

†2 A manner of life; a way of living or thinking

So, I guess you takes your pick :rolleyes:

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"lifestyle (a) a person's basic character as established early in childhood which governs his or her reactions and behaviour;

So wanting to slap people is a lifestyle?

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And so far we are on the fourth page and going strong.

Here's what the OED has to say:

LIFESTYLE

"lifestyle (a) a person's basic character as established early in childhood which governs his or her reactions and behaviour; ( B) an individual's or group's way of life; a way or style of living; " :)

DIET

1 Food; esp. one's habitual food. Freq. with specifying word.

M. W. Montagu Herbs or roots…and plain dry bread. That is their lenten diet.

†2 A manner of life; a way of living or thinking

So, I guess you takes your pick :rolleyes:

Just wondering if there' a new title for,"Dietitian"???
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"lifestyle (a) a person's basic character as established early in childhood which governs his or her reactions and behaviour;

So wanting to slap people is a lifestyle?

:lol: :lol: well, for Addy it seems to be ......at this moment in her "life style" .

The problem with rigid definitions is "application"

..."Gluten free" was NOT established early in my childhood (I did not even know what that was)

so it could not have had a significant impact on my basic character or my behavior

or maybe I would have had a different LIfe ? and er ....um" llifestyle"

This ":lifestyle" I have had to adopt was thrust upon me .....ergo, this definition does not fit me.

The term "diet" seems more apropos, at least in my case, perhaps. I guess I am "old school" .

And this is where I am came in....

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Just wondering if there' a new title for,"Dietitian"???

troublemaker :lol: :lol:

:lol:

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troublemaker :lol: :lol:

:lol:

Me ???
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Just wondering if there' a new title for,"Dietitian"???

Until next time, my new title is "life"saver. If it hadn't been for them I wouldn't be having no lifestyle :ph34r:

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Me ???

;) :lol: I was just kidding with you, Cap!

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Me ???

I think she meant a name for a dietician

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:lol: :lol: well, for Addy it seems to be ......at this moment in her "life style" .

Well... at least I refrain from actual slapping! And yes, imaginary slapping is a lifestyle.

I think she meant a name for a dietician

I could think of a few, but none I can repeat here. (I haven't had positive interactions.)

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Fantastic, Takala! :lol:

Okay everyone.....Try and recall ROBIN LEACH's voiceover....remember that?? Hear him say this:

TONIGHT 's episode ON "LIfestyles of the celiac housewives who dream they can swap their hubs out for cabana boys and nibble on the fingers of KAREN"....we examine the ways we negotiate this "lifestyle" while driving a bus, hopping a train and washing down the contaminated shelves of the grocery aisles while trying not to slap silly the idiots who only THINK they know what a Gluten Free "diet" really means.

Gluten Free Lifestyle Sounds Like We Are Doing A Reality Show In the Whole Feuds Aisle !

Cabana boys... ladyfingers... mmm...

And then people ask me what I like in this forum.

BUT! I have put my Barnardo's thinking hat, and pulled out my Latin dictionary and my philological training:

DIET (via Old French) < Latin diæta (in medieval Latin di&#275;ta), < Greek δ&#943;αιτα ‘mode of life’

The old dead folks are laughing their pants off at all of us debating whether gluten-free is a δ&#943;αιτα or a δ&#943;αιτα. :lol:

However, they also knocked on my door, asking if we still had some cabana boys available. :ph34r:

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How about gluten free life? As long as this heavily implies cabana boys I could live with that.

Nice crab by the way.

I find a sharp jab tempts me more than a slap. Imaginary of course :)

:o

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So after reading this whole thread my brain is pretty scrambled and the only thing I can think of is Dr. Who. :huh:

(OK, cabana boys too)

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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poor Cap...geesh, that a lot of hours to work..... sorry :(

but aren't you glad you asked what we thought? :lol:

:D :D
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Just wondering if there' a new title for,"Dietitian"???

not one that can be repeated here ( or in public ) <_<:angry:
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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. <_<

I would like not to be serious... But they basically just go clean and low carb. There was even one girl who said she scraped the cheese out of a pizza because there wasn't any gluten free food around in miles.

The cheese of a pizza.

She then added about being one of the gluten free perks of hers.

:rolleyes:

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I think lifestyle applies because it goes beyond diet. At least for us. In our case it wasn't celiac but gluten and wheat intolerance. And if my daughter got those things on her skin, she got a rash. So we had to eliminate them totally from her life.

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I think she meant a name for a dietician

no, I was kidding the Capt. about asking this question and inspiring more pages of responses.

I was just joshing him. ;)

But I see that dieticians get "mixed reviews" from the troops.

From what I hear, I think our friends in Canada, the UK and NZ and Aus have better luck with helpful dieticians than those who are called "nutritionists" in the US.

But to answer the Capt.'s question:

A " gluten free lifetsyle-ician " is a bit clunky for a title. But I have seen "gluten free lifestyle coaches" advertise their services.

:mellow: hmm....don't most of us offer that for free right on here?

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Cabana boys... ladyfingers... mmm...

And then people ask me what I like in this forum.

hmm....The sage advice? the witty banter? the racy naughtiness? the "shenanigans and hooliganism" ? (I just like saying those words... )

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All of the above. Also: endless discussion on a distinction without a difference.

I am going to adapt a version of this thread next semester when I teach my classes on humane food policies.

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All of the above. Also: endless discussion on a distinction without a difference.

I am going to adapt a version of this thread next semester when I teach my classes on humane food policies.

now, THAT is creative adaptation.

and if you want more suggestions for NYC safe restaurants, I have a list someone sent me. Shoot me a PM.

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:D:lol: You all have spent too much time in the malls or with 24-7 Christmas carrols... you're cracking! :P

Maybe we should just take back the title of "Picky Eater" and be done with it... If you tell someone you're a picky eater there isn't much they can say to that except, "oh." ;)

I just came back from a kids Xmas party where we could only eat corn chips... this thread fixed my mood right up. :D Thanks.

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:D:lol: You all have spent too much time in the malls or with 24-7 Christmas carrols... you're cracking! :P

Maybe we should just take back the title of "Picky Eater" and be done with it... If you tell someone you're a picky eater there isn't much they can say to that except, "oh." ;)

.

I am laughing so hard! Really....what can you say to a grown adult who says they are a picky eater? ROFL.gif

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I am laughing so hard! Really....what can you say to a grown adult who says they are a picky eater? ROFL.gif

Get over it????

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