Two unrelated questions (aha! surprise!)
Is there such a thing as “belly fat”? I’m barraged by advertising that implies that belly fat has a different provenance than fat anywhere else (too much food, too little exercise) and can be reduced by means other than less food, more exercise. Is there anything special about the fat you carry around your midsection?
Why is gluten bad? If you don’t have ciliac disease, is there any reason everything seems to come in a “gluten-free” option? (I’m reminded of an episode of 30 Rock, where Liz Lemon is briefing someone who’s been held captive in North Korea for a year on everything she’s missed: “Well, we all seem to be allergic to gluten now.”)