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I'd say yes and yes I had a very similar experience: two weeks of feeling amazing, followed by a bit of a roller-coaster before things leveled out. The body goes through a process of adjusting to the new diet, but things will improve and stay improved if you stick to the diet. I also gained a good 10-15 lbs of muscle from working out in the first two years, after a life time of playing sports and working out with little results. Hang in there, it definitely gets better!
Yes, I play competitive women's soccer and had very painful tendinitis in both my achilles and in my knees. Physiotherapy and muscle strengthening helped, but the next season, after going gluten-free, I had much less pain and the injuries continued to improve. I'm not sure exactly what contributed - probably a combination of everything, but celiac disease probably impacted my joint health.
I was just in hospital overnight Tuesday to Wednesday and got a gluten-free breakfast Wednesday morning. It sucked, but it was gluten-free. It was krispy rice cereal (I think envirokidz), a gluten-free muffin, and coffee and orange juice. No fruit, no protein, just carbs, but I did not get sick from it. For the big day (I'm due Nov. 6), I will definitely bring some of my own food, but my hospital is able to provide gluten-free food too. I double-checked when they dropped it off and it said gluten-free on the paper that came with the meal.
I'm 31w & 4d pregnant and I'm fairly certain I got glutened Wednesday at lunch. My stomach has been unhappy ever since and I feel so lethargic and weak, I have no energy. I've been trying to rest and drink lots of water, but I have so much to do to get ready for baby and we're also hosting a BBQ here tomorrow and I have lots to get ready for that. Hubby is helping as much as he can, but I hate feeling this way. Any suggestions for tips for coping with a glutening? I realize there's not a lot that can be done, but any advice is welcome. Thanks!
Glad you brought this up - and congrats! We're due in early November!
We're fortunate that we have a chest freezer in our basement, so we can pre-make and freeze a lot of meals.
It's helpful to hear other suggestions for people who want to help out though. We don't have any family here, so if friends want to help out I like the idea of asking them to bring pre-packaged food specifically labelled gluten-free, or to offer other ways of helping (clothing donations, helping with a cleaning task, or just visiting and watching baby while I rest).
It's a touchy one because I certainly don't want to seem ungrateful if people do bring food, but it's definitely not worth the risk of getting sick when there will already be SO much going on and my body will already be exhausted and trying to heal.
I have celiac disease and am currently 29 1/2 weeks pregnant and very healthy, and there are lots of other moms on the board your daughter may or may not pass it on, but she can certainly have healthy children in her future if she so desires. There is a leaning curve, but living gluten-free is fairly easy once you get used to it. Good luck to you and your daughter!
I was there last year for a conference and had a good time I was staying in a hotel with a mini fridge (I recommend that if you can). I went down to a Whole Foods and stocked up and had a little stash of food at the hotel room for whenever I needed it. There's a Whole Foods on University ave. in Hillcrest, only 5 mins. from the Zoo. Kitty-corner to the Whole Foods is a very small restaurant/bar called Wine Encounter. They serve delicious, gourmet gluten-free pizza!! I highly recommend it, but go on a weeknight because on Fridays & Saturdays they are way too busy.
Also, someone suggested P.F. Chang's when I was there last year. Here's my old thread: If you like Asian cuisine, it is DELICIOUS and very celiac-friendly too It's at the Fashion Valley Mall, only a 10-minute drive up from the Zoo area. If you go on a weekend, I recommend making reservations online http://www.pfchangs.com/index.aspx you will get seated much quicker if there is a huge line-up.
I went to the Safari Park & Zoo and they were quite impressive! I didn't eat there, but it sounds like you already have some great suggestions for places to go, etc. Enjoy!
Thanks Kate!! We'll be staying only one block away from the Maubert - Mutualité Metro, I'm sure we can make the trip up to Goncourt station (I think that's the closest). I looked it up and it's only about a 20-minute Metro ride. French gluten-free pastry, that would be wonderful!
We are in Lyon for the week, and then to Paris for our last couple of days. Food has been definitely challenging, and at times frustrating. Each time I go to the hotel restaurant, I get different answers about what I can and cannot eat, even though I can speak french and also have a card printed out in french. There is no market close by and I'm hungry all the time because all I can eat is fruit. We're going to try to buy more substantial foods at a market today, hopefully we can find one and find some food I can eat. We are in the south area of Lyon, about a 5-minute walk from the Debourg Metro station. If anyone knows of anything (restaurants, markets, anything) accessible by Metro or walking, I would be very grateful. Being 6 months pregnant, it's really important I get more food into my system, and a more balanced diet at that. I'm trying my best, hopefully it will get easier as we get to know the area, but there certainly isn't much around our hotel. Thanks in advance!
Hey folks, we are here in Lyon. We are in a hotel because my hubby's work is paying for it as he is here attending a conference. The hotel restaurant was great last night providing a delicious, gluten-free meal. However the area around the hotel has no supermarket, so I will be venturing out today to learn the metro and find some places to get food to bring back to the room. The breakfast is continental, i.e. mostly gluten! All I could have was some fruit and so I am hungry, pregnant, and jet lagged, not a good combo lol.
The best and most recommended post-exercise drink is chocolate milk. It has protein to help your muscles recover and repair, and has carbs and sugar to help replace electrolytes. The best is just to drink lots of water and eat a healthy post-workout meal. If you feel you need an electrolyte replacer, Gatorade is better imo, as it has more potassium, uses normal glucose, and has more sodium to replace salt that you sweat out. It's really only necessary for intense workouts or if you're prone to dehydration, which I am. I have never had a problem with any Gatorade beverages. Hope that helps
eta - I'd recommend rounding out that post-workout meal with a small portion of brown rice and some veggies! Wash it down with chocolate milk and you probably won't wake up feeling you need something more. Happy workout!
Hello fellow Celiac travelers! Hubby & I are going to Europe for the first time and are leaving this Saturday. We will be staying most of the time in South-Western Lyon, and then will spend our last 2 nights in Central Paris I am 6 months pregnant. I was dx with celiac disease in July 2009 and have been strictly gluten-free ever since. I am printing out a traveler's card from here: http://www.celiactravel.com/cards/french/. I would love tips on where to get food, what is safe, what to be careful of, restaurant recommendations, and generally any help anyone can give for a first-timer. Thanks so much in advance!
Hi and welcome every body heals at a different rate, and it depends on what kinds of deficiencies you may or may not have. In general, it takes 6 months to a year of iron supplements to get iron levels up to normal if you're anemic.
I would talk to your doctor, tell him/her that you want to start trying soon, and ask for regular blood panels so you can see where your levels are.