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Old 07-26-2018, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Too lazy to make it so figure it's a splurge to pay up to $6 for gluten free breads, rolls, etc
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:30 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Our biggest splurge, which isn't ever THAT big is travel. We enjoy several vacations a year and quite a few overnight getaways in between. Never feel guilty for spending the money. We are pretty strict with money otherwise.
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Too lazy to make it so figure it's a splurge to pay up to $6 for gluten free breads, rolls, etc
Do you actually have celiac disease or a medically diagnosed gluten intolerance? Because otherwise you're getting ripped off. The markup on gluten free products is a scam. It doesn't cost the company more money to make these foods gluten free and many foods labeled "gluten free" are naturally gluten free anyway - just marked up.
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Old 07-28-2018, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Do you actually have celiac disease or a medically diagnosed gluten intolerance? Because otherwise you're getting ripped off. The markup on gluten free products is a scam. It doesn't cost the company more money to make these foods gluten free and many foods labeled "gluten free" are naturally gluten free anyway - just marked up.
I'm not concerned with being diagnosed one way or the other since I bloat pretty badly when I go back to regular wheat products and flatten back out in a day or two when stopping.
The only gluten free product I buy are those that substitute for breads,rolls, etc since they make up a substantial and filling part of my diet. Turkey and tomato wrapped up in a Romaine leaf leaves me hungry

Nor am I a fanatic about it if it's something that has only minor amounts as an ingredient.
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:06 PM
 
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You’ll never convince the gluten fad people. I had a lady tell me gluten makes her “dumb.” Let me tell you this lady was already really dumb. Gluten is good for you, always has been, and foods with gluten have more nutritive value than ones stripped of it. The only exception is the 1% of the population with Celiacs disease. As stupid fads go, the gluten free one is the stupidest. Besides maybe the anti-GMO crowd, they’re even more resistant to the dozens of scientific studies conducted on the matter because apparently science only matters when you agree with it lol. Science is factual, it doesn’t depend on agreements or disagreements, but we don’t teach people that anymore. We live in the age of emotion.
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Old 07-29-2018, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Florida
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You’ll never convince the gluten fad people. I had a lady tell me gluten makes her “dumb.” Let me tell you this lady was already really dumb. Gluten is good for you, always has been, and foods with gluten have more nutritive value than ones stripped of it. The only exception is the 1% of the population with Celiacs disease. As stupid fads go, the gluten free one is the stupidest. Besides maybe the anti-GMO crowd, they’re even more resistant to the dozens of scientific studies conducted on the matter because apparently science only matters when you agree with it lol. Science is factual, it doesn’t depend on agreements or disagreements, but we don’t teach people that anymore. We live in the age of emotion.
Thank you for your assessment of my personality and intelligence
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Old 07-29-2018, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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I splurge on food and travel every now and then. Never clothes or cars, etc. Note, I "splurge" on travel in overall spending over time. I always make sure I get the best deals when traveling and will stay at places for way less than the regular rates. For instance, recently, I paid $90 to stay at a hotel that usually costs $300 a night at the height of the season via Priceline Express Deals.

I've found myself eating out daily, too, though I wouldn't say that I splurge daily on food.
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:51 PM
 
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Thank you for your assessment of my personality and intelligence
It was no judgment on you, just the fad itself. You are free to follow whatever you want lol. I like to follow the science and medical studies say myself.
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