Tuesday, January 6, 2009

20% of you cheat on your Gluten Free Diet!

Yikes - so from my last poll questions I see that nearly 20% of you cheat on your Gluten Free diets! I know that I do my best to never cheat no matter how bad I want a freakin Krispy Kreme donut! I was surprised to see 20% though.

This has lead me to wonder the reasons behind why people cheat on the diet.
  • Difficulty of finding GF food
  • GF food too expensive
  • GF food doesn't taste good
  • Don't understand the GF diet
  • Difficulty of understanding food labeling
  • Asymptomatic (no side effects from cheating)
  • Don't understand implications of cheating
  • Don't understand cross-contamination
  • Miss old glutenous foods
  • Will power problem
Please see the new poll to vote and let me know if there are poll options that I have not thought of.

FYI - The Gluten Free Raleigh Blog nor any doctor I know of would endorse cheating on your Gluten Free Diet (especially if it is medically required in the case of Celiac Disease). If you need any re-enforcement to stay on your GF Diet, then take a look at this article which says you are 5.35 times more likely to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


Emily said...

I never cheat! I have been gluten free since 2005 and I would NEVER choose to feel so bad, ever again!! Gluten is poison!

(Anything you could ever wish to eat, is possible to make gluten free. It just might take time.)

I like your Blog, thanks for putting the info together.

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