We are back from LA (where I got glutened twice – ouch) and I’m ready to jump into a week of healthy eats.

To be honest, I kind of felt like shit by the end of the week in LA.

I feel like there’s this stigma against gluten-free eaters – like it’s just a trend and only brainwashed idiots follow it. When in reality, even if you’re not celiac, there’s an extensive amount of evidence that gluten is harmful or at the very least difficult to digest – even without celiac.

So when I sat down at The Draycott and told the waiter, “Just to let you know, I’m celiac.” And he said, “I have no idea what that is but okay.” I didn’t exactly feel comfortable eating there.

But what were we going to do, leave? We had a sitter for the kids, LA was unusually cold and it was already 8:30 at night. Which is basically my bedtime.

I explained to the server that celiac means I have a severe allergy to gluten. To which he said okay and basically wrote me off. Does this happen to anyone else?

I feel like people think I’m just hopping on the gluten-free trend, and if I were, THAT WOULD BE OKAY. People’s dietary choices aren’t anyone’s business. If someone wants something gluten-free, that’s THEIR effing choice. And there’s nothing wrong with that!

There are people who don’t even fish, beef, dairy, eggs – and people don’t bat an eye. Oh, you’re vegan? Cool. You don’t eat red meat? Sure. You’re gluten-free? Go f*ck yourself.

I’m so tired of this stigma.

Okay, got off on a tangent there. Back to this week’s meal plan.

I’ll be back to eating at home for most of my meals, consuming a ton of veggies via my #veggiesmoothie and chugging bone broth to heal my insides.

Wonder what’s in my smoothies? It’s basically:

  • coconut milk
  • avocado
  • handful of mixed berries
  • spinach
  • red cabbage
  • chia seeds
  • collagen protein
  • whatever else is in my fridge: half a lemon, romaine lettuce, carrot, beet, etc.

Even if it’s not listed, I usually have a smoothie a day. Gotta get dem veggies in.

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  1. Jacky vonk Reply

    I just wanted to let you know, over here in nyc, us waiters and waitresses take celiac and all forms of dietary restrictions very seriously regardless of whatever diet train or non train they may be on. Like you said, no ones business except that persons. We should collectively more sensitive and I’m sorry that server was insensitive. I love your stuff, and you inspired my CIN cure. Thank you for writing. Don’t stop.

    • dani Reply

      Thank you Jacky! I can’t tell you how happy this comment makes me. First, thank you so much for taking celiac seriously. I can’t tell you how much someone like me appreciates that. Second, please let me know if you ever want to chat about CIN stuff. It can be scary and overwhelming, feel free to email me. Thank you again!

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