I was reading this article on jacksonville.com by Mark Basch (The Gluten Free Glutton) about how “43 percent of people on a gluten-free diet rated their satisfaction as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor,’ with 35 percent rating it as ‘average.'” So that’s 78% of people on a gf diet that kind of think it sucks.
How sad is that?
Then I got to thinking about how I would rate my satisfaction with my diet. And I think I’d say “above average”. Or maybe “average”? It’s such a weird question.
On the one hand, I still get to eat things like this massive Thanksgiving sandwich from Terri Vegetarian in NYC. And I’m very satisfied.
But on the other, sometimes I have to buy the one gluten free veggie burger in the grocery store, which ends up tasting dry and looking like a dirt patty, and I have to slather it with hummus to make it edible. Then? Not so satisfied.
How would you rate your satisfaction with your gluten free diet?
I’m reading your blog while I’m on “vacation” at my Mom’s house in Arizona – I live in Michigan. I’d rate it overall as average at best. For the health benefits I’d rate it as Excellent. If I didn’t get sick from Gluten I’d ditch the diet in a heartbeat!