Don't act like eating Gluten Free is a fad diet.
If you have someone over who eats Gluten Free because of an allergy or intolerance, please don't make insensitive comments like this:
"Everyone deserves to cheat once in a while!"
"You can restart your diet tomorrow."
"Just get over it, pizza isn't going to kill you."
Not only are these statements rude and out of line, they also rapidly communicate unintelligence. Here's why . . .
If you know someone who's dealing with an allergy or intolerance, eating Gluten Free isn't something that's optional for them, it's a necessity.
You see, I really don't enjoy my skin breaking out, and just overall feeling cruddy. I didn't ask for my body to react that way to Gluten, but it does. And so, I eat in a way to prevent adverse reactions.
If you know someone who eats Gluten Free for a health reason, please don't act like it's some strange dietary choice. Being Vegan is a dietary choice, and although there are a select few folks who do eat Gluten Free by choice, most people eating Gluten Free are doing it for a health reason.
As we've discussed before, eating Gluten Free is something that's hard enough as it is. Please don't make it more complicated for your friends/ guests by mocking their dietary restrictions.
Just think before you speak, if it sounds rude in your head, it will outside of it too.
That's all the Manners Lessons for today!
Tune in tomorrow for a new post!