Like many other cynics, I always thought food intolerances were a fancy way to diet or express food preferences.
You don’t want to eat carbs anymore? Say you’re gluten intolerant.
You don’t like parsley? Tell them you’re allergic.
I even had a personal trainer once suggest I tell family and friends that I was allergic to foods I was planning to avoid, just so they wouldn’t pressure me to eat them.
So you can see how I didn’t really believe in food intolerance, and how I thought most of my friends were exaggerating when they said they couldn’t eat certain foods. My suspicions always increased if the food they were allegedly intolerant to was something like chocolate, or coffee, or carbs, or sugar.
Really? Just say you’re on a diet already.