This is why there are no good long term projections for Americans with celiac disease. Why do we feel it our constitutional right to eat whatever we want? Statistics project that most celiac patients are going to die early and do it miserably.
Stop! How can we convince ourselves to stop poisoning ourselves and to stay on this diet? Perhaps we could reread my last rant on the subject, Dining with Diverticulli, posted in March where I was much more erudite.
I never cheat! NEVER! Perhaps it's easiest for me because I have watched people close to me die from this dread disease. I watched Grammy suffer spinal stenosis, neuropathy in both her feet and hands and her slow decline to death. I don't want to die that way. I think perhaps bungie jumping would be my preference today.
Dr. Peter Green says that when CD patients cheat, incurable diseases ensue. America has tremendously high rates of contributory disease due to malnutrition and our inability to control our GF diets. Diabetes, Cancer, Crohns, Arthritis and Osteoporosis to name a few.
The doctor's biggest complaint was cheating while social eating. He says that European countries don't social eat. (And I would add that it is because they social drink.)
Maybe we American's have been coddled and catered to for too long and we don't have the tenacity to stick to our guns... but I think we do. DON'T CHEAT!