It is one of life’s complete mysteries why people care what celebrities have to say, like their words have more weight than yours or mine.
But it’s the world we live in and since they go public with their thoughts, opinions, likes and dislikes, they are fair game.
Which brings us today to another mindless story about a celebrity going gluten-free to lose weight.
In this case, it was Channing Tatum for his role in the film “Magic Mike”.
Here is what his publicist said: “Channing Tatum endured a strict gluten-free diet to prep for the film.”
So…he went strictly gluten-free. Oh I’m sorry, he endured going gluten-free (whatever that means). Good for him.
But it does make me wonder a few things…
I wonder if he completely segregated his kitchen to avoid cross-contamination.
I wonder if he asked to speak with the chef every time he went out to eat to make sure his meal was 100% gluten-free.
I wonder if he read food labels on every single item before he purchased them.
I wonder if he called food companies directly when he wasn’t sure about an ingredient.
I wonder if he brought his own food with him when going to a friend’s house for dinner.
I wonder if he purchased a separate toaster.
I wonder if he made sure every utensil he used went through the dishwasher first.
I wonder if he had to throw away an entire container of butter because there was a crumb in it and he’s not sure where it came from.
I wonder if he packed a cooler of food when he was going to be out of the house for the day.
I wonder if he made sure his guests washed their hands before getting ice out of the ice bin.
I wonder if he realized that many people gain weight when they eat gluten-free.
Because you see Channing, for people like us, this is what a strict, gluten-free diet is all about.
It sucks. It totally sucks.
It’s not just the food we give up. We can handle that.
It’s everything else that goes along with it.
The daily inconveniences. The isolation. The expense.
And when it’s all said and done, a lot of us still feel like shit.
But you and your celebrity brethren simply don’t understand that.
My blog reaches about 30,000 eyeballs a month.
Your ridiculous sound bytes reach millions.
And the battle continues…