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Claire

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Seems crazy to me to go on a gluten free diet on purpose!

Lisa

Well, I do it on purpose, but not by choice! :D

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Woo hoo! I'm in the top ten!

I've never been on the cutting edge of fashion before. Will this get me girls?

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Woo hoo! I'm in the top ten!

I've never been on the cutting edge of fashion before. Will this get me girls?

You're too funny! :D

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maybe it's just semantics, but I don't think they meant trendy as in hip, I think they are just noticing buying trends... "as people become more aware of gluten intolerance" hopefully it's not a temporary trend and it's a permanent trend toward better foods that just happen to be gluten-free.

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I don't consider living a gluten-free lifestyle an "indulgence". I consider it the biggest inconvenience I've encountered so far. Trendy? Get real.

I like how they put "gluten free" in quotes, like "big bad gluten" <_<

maybe it's just semantics, but I don't think they meant trendy as in hip, I think they are just noticing buying trends... "as people become more aware of gluten intolerance" hopefully it's not a temporary trend and it's a permanent trend toward better foods that just happen to be gluten-free.

Yeah, I agree, and it makes me worry. I don't want to be the next "Atkins" or "Dr Phil Diet" out there....before you know it people wil be asking at the resturaunt "oh! Your doing the celiac disease too" :angry:<_<:lol:

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Woo hoo! I'm in the top ten!

I've never been on the cutting edge of fashion before. Will this get me girls?

See? There's tons of fringe benefits to going gluten free! You're now part of the "IN" crowd!!! :D

Hugs.

Karen

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To be honest, I am glad this is on the list!! Yes, it is a lifestyle for us not by choice, but if you think about it, the more people are demanding gluten free, the more options we have!! I am all for better tasting foods at various places!! I was glutened this weekend for the first time in a long time. I was at a hotel and ate an egg & cheese omlete. I was sick for hours and at my son's soccer tournament. It wasn't fun!! I would love it if more people requested it. Then I wouldn't look like a 3 headed monster when I asked for gluten free!!

Sorry if I ramble! I slept for 13 hours last night and am still foggy today. It has been so long since I have been glutened!! UGH!!

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Having the gluten-free diet being trendy is like having a peanut allergy diet being trendy. It makes no sense!

I'm afraid that if it becomes the next fad diet, restaurants and brands will become less careful about cc and whatnot. Most people aren't going to get sick from ingesting gluten. It'll be a lot harder to be taken seriously.

Not to mention that the gluten-free replacement crap ISN'T HEALTHY! It's fattening as all get out and has a higher glycemic index to boot! :rolleyes:

Funny story though: My boss was at lunch with a friend and the friend told him about the gluten-free bakehouse stuff at whole paycheck and how she ate gluten-free stuff to be "healthy". He bought me some of the bakehouse cookies and I asked why his friend ate them on purpose. When he said it was to be healthy, I laughed and told him about how full of bad crap gluten-free stuff was and he turned ashen white eating the cookie. He's on Weight Watchers...I'm sure one gluten-free cookie is about 3 days worth of points :P

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Woo hoo! I'm in the top ten!

I've never been on the cutting edge of fashion before. Will this get me girls?

I hope so!

I guess wwe can say at least it's WebMD and not Cosmo. :(

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I guess my concern is like Chelsea's. That this will not be taken seriously. I am thinking of now saying that I have Celiac Disease and that one crumb will make me very sick. I certainly don't want a server to think that I am just following a fad diet for the fun of it. Then he might not be careful, like taking a bun off of my plate (in the kitchen).

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I was never part of the in crowd and now I am. We are so posh. I can't imagine why anyone would intentionally want to be like us but now they have made us all the rage. Nothing worse than being the flavor of the month but who knows, maybe in some perverse way this new "trend" will help us food wise.

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I think what Chelse says is what was at the root of my discomfort with this. That it will diminish the whole gluten-free subject - in the marketplace, the restaurant, etc. That would indeed be a setback for a problem just beginning to get recognized. Claire

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Yes, Yes, Line up girls, There's plenty of me to go around, and all my kisses are gluten-free, and certified as such by the FDA and the State of Georgia.

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I am hoping this will help spread the word about gluten. I'd never heard of it before last year. Even my family can not keep it straight. My sister keeps reading me articles she finds about celiac in an effort to be helpful, but she still can't remember what it is. THe more times someone sees info about gluten, the better chance it will have of sticking.

And hopefully, we can reap the benefits by getting more food choices at a cheaper price.

I don't mind being trendy. Whatever it takes to educate people, I'll support. Of course, I will be expaining to people the difference between it being a medical necessity and a choice. Hopefully, they won't get that glazed over look on their faces anymore. : )

Marcia

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Woo hoo! I'm in the top ten!

I've never been on the cutting edge of fashion before. Will this get me girls?

You sound like my son!

Yes, Yes, Line up girls, There's plenty of me to go around, and all my kisses are gluten-free, and certified as such by the FDA and the State of Georgia.
Even more so . . . .

Having been a "Geek-type" in high school, and adult in college, I have never been in the "in" crowd myself. Finding this a new and "terrifying" experience!!!! :lol::lol: I've never been the "trendsetter" -- Oh, the presssure . . . :P

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My only hope is that after the "fad" part of it passes, the companies will continue to make gluten-free foods for those of us that have to remain on the diet for life.

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I agree -- Trends come and go. Celiac is forever. Hopefully the companies don't forecast that this is going to end in, say 2 years, and plan likewise. As I said earlier, having this disease doesn't make me trendy. It makes having to have gluten-free foods my lifestyle forever.

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This can very well be a double-edged sword for us. In one way it could get more gluten-free food into restaurants and stores for us but will it be made totally that way or will they take it as a fad? Which means they will not care if there is a little gluten added into it from a machine or whatever, because they think this is a fad. Yes, this could diminish the importance of our food and other products if they think it is just a fad. They have to realize that this is more than a fad for some, this is their lives.

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It can be a possibility that it could threaten the purity of gluten free foods by companies thinking they could be slack since it is "just a fad". On the other hand, if it increases good gluten free foods, then maybe two years down the road when the diagnoses starting pouring in, the increase in choice of foods will be here to stay.

Karen

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I agree that they included it because more people are becoming aware that they must eat gluten free, are buying gluten-free products and are requesting gluten-free selections in restaurants. Anytime we can get information out there, it is a good thing, so I don't think this is a negative thing. Meb MD is generally a good site. We need to look at the positive side of things when this comes up in the press and always try to be educating those that otherwise just don't have a clue about gluten issues. Barbara

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