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There is just so much wrong with this article, it's ANNOYING.  ;)  I think if you have Celiac Disease and are symptomatic, then it is not hard to stick to the diet long term. I don't know about you but having diarrhea and vomiting just isn't on my list of fun things to do, not to mention the severe anxiety and myriad of other symptoms that rear their ugly heads when I am even cc'd. I have been gluten-free for 11 1/2 years and, while it is not convenient at times, hard it is not. I realize if you are a person that likes to eat out often, that is going to have to change. You can still eat out safely but not every week or even every month.

The biggest hurdle I have seen from reading posts on this forum is that many people do not take the time to read the correct books and take the time to LEARN the diet correctly.  I see this in the other Celiac's in my family.  It's like Type 1 diabetes....they have classes when you are diagnosed that you have to go to and I really think that needs to happen when people are diagnosed with Celiac. It is as serious of a disease as diabetes is so the medical profession and insurance people need to get a clue.

As for weight loss, anyone can do it.  I know that is going to piss some people off but weight loss is hard and you have to stick to a plan and that is what makes people lose their mojo and quit.  With a good food plan and exercise, I have seen people lose more weight than I weigh myself so I know it can be done. You have to find the motivation to keep you on track, and that part might be harder than the actual diet and exercise.  There is no miracle diet out there and it is work but most things of value take hard work to get there.

The last crank from me..........why is it that if you don't eat a lot of carbs for fiber, they think you are doomed?  Has anyone ever heard of fruits and veggies for fiber?  That is where I get most of my fiber from and constipation is never a problem.  I do eat some whole grain carbs, of course, but way more fruits and veggies. Eat a salad and see what happens......:)


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