Saturday, April 20, 2013


I'll be the first to admit that I'm not always 100% positive about the gluten-free diet, but I would say I manage it about 99% of the time. I have a million other posts planned, but I had to get this written right now.

I spent today at the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Schaumburg, IL, so that might be why I'm running on a gluten-high. I'm currently back at my hotel room. I'm watching tv, eating leftover PF Chang, and reading Facebook posts.

The reason for my post is this: I saw a recipe for something I can't even remember at this point. It was one of those recipes that you think, "Wow, that looks good. I need to try that." I continued scrolling through, and it dawned on me that my friend who posted it is on a GF diet, but it was linked from a website that is not GF. I immediately went into conversion mode, decided I could definitely convert the recipe, and then I moved on.

It was a little while later when the true impact of what had happened dawned on me. I spoke with people all day long that were super happy to be trying a wide variety of gluten-free products, but who continually complained about how hard the diet is. Am I at the point where I take my knowledge for granted? How is it that so many other people think the diet is so incredibly hard when there are others who struggle even after doing it longer than myself?

I guess that's why I feel Alive Without Gluten. I'm going to ponder on that and work on ways to help others through my posts because I'd prefer everyone requiring a gluten-free diet also feels Alive Without Gluten. There's no reason everyone can't feel this way ;)

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