My Dearest Celebrities,
I know this may not be easy to accept.
I know you surround yourselves all day with yes-people.
I know if you told your posse that dinosaurs never existed and the earth was flat, they’d all just nod their head in agreement.
But I’m here to tell you a hard truth. And, yea oh yea, the truth indeed shall set you free.
Perhaps you should take a seat before reading any further. Ok…here we go.
It has officially been proven that you cannot lose weight simply by eating gluten-free.
I know. I know. “How can this be?” you’re saying. “We’re never wrong”.
I know all of the effort that went into your well-orchestrated sound bytes about going gluten-free and how “hard” it is.
But you’ve been debunked. You’ve been outed. You have been exposed.
And no…not by me (well, not this time anyway). And not by those in the celiac community.
But by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Let’s listen to what they had to say, shall we?
Likewise, he explored the perception that the gluten-free diet is effective for weight loss. After reviewing the existing research on gluten, Dr. Gaesser concluded the gluten-free diet is not an effective weight-loss method. In fact, it frequently leads to weight gain because many gluten-free products contain more added fats and sugars than their gluten-containing counterparts.
“This paper is one of the first to look at the other side of the gluten craze. While the gluten-free diet is an important medical treatment for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, far too many Americans are following the diet for reasons that simply do not make sense,” stated Dr. Gaesser.
“Even though it has been endorsed by celebrities for weight loss, let’s face it – they are not the experts on nutrition and health. It’s time to listen to the science.”
I need to be honest with you and I don’t mean to hurt your feelings. But that last sentence really made me smile.
But here’s the problem and I am hoping you can help me. You see…Dr. Gaesser doesn’t quite have the following that you do. Heck, I couldn’t even find a twitter account for him.
But you folks are famous. You have millions of followers on Twitter. These people, for some odd reason, are entranced by your celebritiness (I know…not a real word) and you have the power to change their way of thinking.
So how about you all take one for the celiac team?
Have your PR team go on your Twitter account and tweet the following:
“Holy crap, I was wrong. Gluten-free is not a weight-loss diet. Eat healthy and exercise. @glutendude”
It’s only 100 characters so you can even add your trademark saying at the end. For example, Kim…you can add “OH Hiiiiiiiiiii”.
As always, I appreciate you listening and I thank you in advance for helping us celiacs out.
With much love,