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A Pretty, Tongue-In-Cheek Look at How Hipster Diets Work

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Do you know what gluten is? Three months ago, Jimmy Kimmel showed the world that most people in Los Angeles — self-proclaimed capital of the world for self-proclaimed sufferers of celiac disease — don’t. Rather, they’ve eschewed everything from pasta to cupcakes from their lives simply because, for some odd reason, it’s become trendy to do so.

This isn’t news. But every once in a while, ridiculous hipster food diets like these are still good for a laugh. Over at The Bold Italic, designer Michelle Rial drew up a small collection of infographics illustrating “Dietary Restrictions, In Chart Form.” Gluten-free, for example, when drawn up as a slice of toast, breaks down into white part being people who just think it’s “healthier,” the crust being people who get diarrhea, the butter being people “on a cleanse,” the shiny part of the butter being people listening to Gwyneth Paltrow, and the leftover crumbs being people who actually have celiac’s disease.

Check out the rest of the lovely, hand drawn charts below, which Rial was also kind enough to warn were manufactured “on shared equipment in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk products.”

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H/T Bold Italic

By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

1 reply on “A Pretty, Tongue-In-Cheek Look at How Hipster Diets Work”

but my 70 year old great aunt is doing the whole no gluten thing as well as her grown children, one of whom is a policeman. are they somehow hipsters now?? just fyi, my aunt’s favorite thing in the whole world is broadway musicals and vocal-based reality television shows.

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