Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it’s one of the only times out of there where my entire family on my Mom’s side gets together. My parents and I have spent Thanksgiving in the Mainland for the past six years ever since my sister went away to college, and this year everyone met in LA. To say my weekend was perfect is an understatement; I’ve been in a post-holiday comma for the past three days and it’s starting to take a tole on my homework load. And that’s not a good combo right before finals season, let me tell you. But in honor of the holiday season and the encroaching temptations to binge on seasonal treats, I’ve decided to finally share why I’ve changed to a completely gluten-free lifestyle. I get so much flack from this new diet style of mine but before my friends and family can judge me any further during the holiday season, as promised, here’s my explanation as to why I made this change.
Now I know what you’re already thinking- another walking cliche living in SoCal who doesn’t eat gluten. What. A. Sell-out. Just please promise to hear me out on this, ok?
What is gluten and why is everyone so damn afraid of it now? I’d like to attribute this trend to the growing “health consciousness” sweeping the nation. I mean even Costco has gone all organic and everything, I did not see that one coming. All you see now is “gluten free” this and “grain free” that, but what does it all mean? Well, before you push me aside and loop me with the rest of the white girls hopping on the band wagon please hear me out. You should know me by now that I never support theories I haven’t done researched on! If I let you down at the end of this post, you can dub me a cookie-cutter want-to-be blonde Cali girl (but please don’t tell me to my face).