2. Friends offering you foods with gluten.
“You can eat potato bread right? Cause it’s made with potatoes!”
3. Feeling excited when your favorite restaurant now has a gluten free menu…
4. …but even though your waiter acted like they knew all about cross-contamination…
5. …you end up getting gluten-ed.
6. Becoming a really amazing chef.
Or at least trying to.
7. Finding that perfect gluten free recipe or product.
Gluten Free Deep Fried Oreo?! Say what!
8. Having to be that person who refuses to share.
Do you realize how much this food costs?!
9. Paying tons of money for tiny pieces of bread with giant holes in them.
10. Having to explain exactly why you can’t eat gluten.
“I mean like it’s not an allergy, or an intolerance, it’s like a disease. No, you can’t catch it from me.”
11. Hearing all the “miraculous” stories of the fad dieters who lost weight on the gluten free diet.
12. Knowing more about your gut than you ever thought you would.
Do you even know what villi are?
13. And yet people feel the need to tell you that Celiac isn’t real.
14. Dealing with roommates and family members that just don’t get it.
Get your hands off of my toaster. NOW.
15. The achy, hungry pain in your stomach when you forgot to pack your gluten free lunch
16. Hating everything when a food commercial comes on.
Look at these fluffy fluffy pancakes. You know you want someeeee.
17. But then remembering all the naturally gluten free foods that are a million times healthier.
18. “I would die before I gave up (insert gluten item here). You’re so strong!”
19. Despite everything, finding an amazing and supportive Celiac community.
Alone, having Celiac can be pretty hard, but together we can get through it!