As somebody who has legit medical reasons, intolerances, and immuno responses, I can honestly say that I am loving the fact that GF is considered to be more popular. It basically means that I have options when I go out to eat at resteraunts now, and there is so much more variety that I can purchase than there was when I had to cut Gluten out of my over diet 5 years ago – the kicker is that they actually taste so much better now than they used to as well.
For anybody who consideres GF to be a weight loss diet, well, they are mislead – whether its those looking in from the outside judging people who are following a GF diet, or those who think they are going to lose weight by simply selecting GF options. Of course if you stick to whole foods, meat, veggies, fruit, etc. which are all naturally GF and do not deviate from that form of eating (subsquently cutting out most carbs) then you will certainly lose weight. I personally LOVE my carbs. I eat tons of potatos, french fries, rice, etc. – I just avoid grains, Wheat, Rye, Barley, and even Oats make me super sick.
I personally have not lost weight, nor have I tried to, but I love the fact that my belly doesnt inflate 10” in diameter after eating my first meal of the day, I love that I have regular bowel movements, and I love that the headaches, fire-belly stomaches, joint swelling, acne, hair loss, etc have all dissapeared. I can tell you within 30mns of eating something contaminated as my stomach will distend and cramp and twist like it has a hot knife in my large intestine searing through it and it takes me about 7-8 days to be able to fart or poop it out, and about another 2-3 weeks to full recover from the accompanying fatigue, joint irriation, water rentention, and migraines.
What I don’t understand are the people who are so excited and anxious to disprove to those around them that GF is good for some people, and why people judge others who may or may not need to elimininate that from thier diet for playing around with what they shove into thier own mouths to see what makes them feel the healthiest and gives them what they feel is best quality of life. In conclusion, I hope this “fad” sticks around for a long time, it makes my life so much easier and tasty!