Turns out a lot of people might be lying about their 'gluten allergy.'

Turns out a lot of people might be lying about their 'gluten allergy.'
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Have you ever had someone tell you they have a gluten allergy while they're eating a box of Triscuits? Yeah, this author has, and now we can call bullsh*t on these people because a new study found there hasn't been an increase in people with gluten allergies, meaning we've got a bunch LIARS on our hands!

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As reported on LiveScience.com...

Researchers found that between 2009 and 2014, the percentage of people in the U.S. with celiac disease remained steady, while the percentage of Americans without the condition who stick to a gluten-free diet rose steadily over the same period.

Apparently, the percentage of Americans who follow a gluten-free diet is more than three times higher than the percentage of Americans with celiac disease, which is the main reason a doctor might suggest avoiding gluten. Basically, a bunch of people are giving up gluten without necessarily needing to.

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Of course, there are plenty of people who actually do have celiac disease (a condition where your body can't process the gluten proteins found in wheat products.) If they eat wheat, it leads to diarrhea, bloating and weight loss a.k.a. zero fun times. These people should feel free to talk about their actual, real-life gluten allergy as much as they please.

As for the rest of you imposters, we get it, "diet" is a loaded word, and saying you have a gluten allergy is a less toxic way of saying I'm trying to lose weight, leave me alone. But like, as Laura Mazza put in her most awesome before/after baby body pics post...

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... love your body, because you truly really really, only get one...

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