1.“What happens to you when you eat gluten?”
Do you really want to know the details of my gastrointestinal woes?
2.“Do you have a gluten-free recipe?”
This question usually comes from someone who considers you a gluten-free expert, who may be asking for him or herself or a newly gluten-free friend. They consider you a good resource. How sweet! What they probably don’t realize is that question is equivalent to asking, “Do you have any recipes?” to anyone, diet restrictions aside. All of your recipes are gluten-free! Do they want a dessert recipe? Dinner? Breakfast? Get specific, please!
3.“I think I’m going to go gluten-free now too…”
(…and then they order the bread pudding for dessert.)
Man, this one always feels like a slap in the face! Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the option to cheat on this like the diet of the week. Watching you do so takes away our credibility in this skeptical world.
4.To waiter: “Can I have the gluten-free pasta?”
*bread basket arrives* “Okay just one bite won’t hurt”
Really, how do you expect our waiter to take my order seriously now!?
5.“What can you eat?”
People seem to assume if you can’t have wheat you have to live in a bubble. Really, there is so much more you can eat than not. This one just makes you feel high maintenance or weird.
6.“Oh you’re gluten-free now too?”
Hey! Don’t lump me in with a Kardashian trend-following wannabe! Trust me, I don’t want to be.
7.“Just try it! Just a little bit won’t hurt.”
No, really. It will.