There’s plenty of reasons to poke fun at fad diets– most of the time there’s no evidence that they work. Sometimes they work for some people and not all people. Sometimes they allow you to eat copious amounts of bacon (I could argue both ways on that one 😉
But for those with Celiac Disease, it is not a lifestyle choice, it is a medical necessity. I’ve taken to clarifying with folks, especially restaurants, that my condition is not a choice but a very serious auto-immune disorder.
Beyond the fad diet and Celiac, many people have reported feeling better on a gluten-free diet because they are gluten intolerant. The extent of gluten intolerance has been called into question by a recent study that found many reporting to be gluten intolerant actually had no ill effects when given gluten.
Jokes and discounting are hard to take for the many, many people who have Celiac Disease or are truly intolerant. It’s great to have celebrities put their face out for the cause! Thanks Jon, your coverage was great!