Shawn Johnson's the body department - To Be, or Not to Be Gluten-Free

To Be, or Not to Be Gluten-Free

People all over the world are diagnosing themselves with a gluten allergy. Yes, diagnosing themselves without a doctor. I find that funny because you can’t actually have a gluten allergy. You either have coeliac disease, wheat allergies or a non-coeliac gluten sensitivity that contribute to gluten reactions. And the people that diagnose themselves usually think gluten is wheat. A big LOL to that. Gluten is a mixture of protein found in most wheat, rye, and barley.

Just because something says “gluten free” on it doesn’t make it any healthier for you than a product with gluten. Unless, your doctor has diagnosed you! The whole gluten free fad annoys me. Companies are pushing it to sell more products and people are buying it in hope to be just as skinny as the celebs promoting the gluten free diet without an actual reason.

I know I’ll have tons of upset comments but I’m ready for it. Let me start by saying “I am beyond annoyed with the trend, the fad, the hollywood diet…also knows as being gluten free. This is not a post bashing people with a diagnosed (by doctor) gluten sensitivity. This is just my frustration with people who don’t educate themselves on what being gluten free is all about. I’m tired of hearing silly comments on what gluten will do for them. If going gluten free cures everything and it’s as great as it’s talked up to be, then the Catholics should canonize it as a Saint.

I can’t imagine how annoying it is for people with actual coeliac disease, wheat allergies or a non-coeliac gluten sensitivity to watch the gluten free fad explode. It’s awesome that more gluten free products are being offered for them, but its incredibly annoying to see people CHOOSE to go gluten free when people with actual medical issues were never given the choice to CHOOSE! Their eyes must be sore from all the rolling that happens when they hear an uneducated comment about gluten. I feel as if most of the gluten free companies, skinny celebrities, and bloggers are to blame for this trend. Yes…it’s a trend.

I feel as if most of the gluten free companies, skinny celebrities, and bloggers are to blame for this trend. Yes…it’s a trend.
Shawn Johnson's the body department - To be or not to be gluten free
Where the heck were her reps? Don’t get me wrong, I like Miley Cyrus but that tweet is another reason this fad is drawing all kinds of people into the gluten free world. First…she called it an “allergy”…which just goes to show she most likely diagnosed herself. The fact that she said gluten free is “crappy” also goes to show she has no idea what she is talking about. There is nothing wrong with gluten. These websites and celebs need to stop associating gluten free with weight loss. That’s the reason why this fad is getting out of hand. “Oh my gosh! Miley Cyrus is stick thin from not eating gluten, maybe we should do that too!” Um no. Don’t do that. Gluten free products still contain sugar, carbohydrates, fat, sodium, and all the other weight gaining factors in their products. Want to lose weight? Hit the gym…I heard Miley works out everyday.
Shawn Johnson's the body department - To be or not to be gluten free
Gwyneth says that her daughter, Apple, has celiac disease. I can understand her reasoning for going gluten free to make her daughter safe in the house. BUT…there are interviews of her admitting that she is always about the health kicks, juice cleanses, and zero sugar diets. This article had a link included “medical issues a couple of years ago”. I thought I’d be directed to her gluten free decision but was instead directed to a article about her miscarriage and nothing to do with being gluten free. You are welcome OK! Magazine for the page clicks. She also talks about switching to a gluten free diet to look her best, but hasn’t she always looked incredible? Was she gluten free this entire time! I bet its the running, yoga, and walks on the beach in the Hampton’s that keeps her in tip top shape. Or the expensive trainers. I doubt gluten is the culprit for her body. READ MORE