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I forgot to add, during bike rides I've tried everything - bananas, lunch, no lunch, bars. Nothing works. I also find that if I wait for others to eat lunch that seems to aggravate things too, though that might be because I drink too much water since we're stopped.
I'm certain it's not over-exertion since it happens other times as well, though it always helps to just sit sill.
I'm honestly not very particular about what I eat before, just so long as I get enough calories in to hold me over. I usually eat later in the evening too just to be sure. My next ride I'm thinking of eating a home cooked pile of mildly spiced soft rice, well cooked veggies and fish the night before.
I do suspect that drinking caffeine in the morning does something. That's just been really hard to test because usually these longer rides/hikes involve getting up early. I need a substitute.
KCG91 - thank you for the drink recipe! I will try this out. I find when biking, drinking something sweet doesn't go down well so I might balance the sugar/salt ratio a bit more.
For the last few years (after diagnosis) I've been getting awful naseau during long bike rides or hikes. I can't figure out what to do. It's frustrating because now I am able to build muscle, but the nausea just wipes me out.
Everything I read online addresses nausea after a workout, not during. It usually starts once I eat, so I suppose I could not eat, but that doesn't work either.
I am wary of gels because of the chemicals in them (I can't drink gatorade or soda for example). But I'm also not sure what the issue is.
I found the first 3 months the hardest because I got a headache every time I tried to prepare something to eat. The lifestyle adjustment was misery making. But after that it's been easy. The only time I eat gluten is on the occasion when I go out for asian food and get something that has soy sauce in it. I have found that I feel fine after but I its not good either. But like others said, I feel like gluten is so bad for me that I don't feel tempted to eat it. Hopefully you'll end up feeling the same way. It makes this a almost easy.
Its been 2 1/2 years since I went gluten free. I've seen very huge improvements overall but I have some new symptoms and some complaints. I still have some odd skin rashes on my face. I can't figure out what is causing them or how to heal them. Neither can the doctors. They are sort of like very dry patches. The other is the yo=yo weight. I'm small, so it's only a weight gain and loss of 3 pounds but that's almost a full size for me. Add to that the bloating and I can be much bigger some weeks than others. This bloating started about 3 months ago. I think my body is still healing and changing. I'm also going thru early menopause so that doesn't help.
I don't know what else to do except continue to wait. It's frustrating.
I tried the low carb / paleo /etc for a number of months. I learned that I can't eat light weight carbs (white rice, potatos) on a regular basis and that I feel better if I moderate my carbs. But it never solved the snacking
I have actually tried the paleo diet - it didn't help. (I really am working on this!)
Pricklypear I will follow up on your suggestion about hypoglycemia/diabetes. My sugar tests normal but I have the sense that there is something about sugar that I dont' know how to manage. I'll look into a glucose monitor.
Thanks for your thoughts.. I am not low on vitamins, I've had that checked. And though I still struggle with constipation, I know for sure if I don't snack that tends to subside. I'm trying to change food combinations. My newest strategy is to cut back on sugar even more than I had. But it's hard because I feel so up and down and my stomach feels so hollow.
My weight is fine and has been consistent for a long time.
The eating feels a bit anxiety filled, but I think its frustration from not feeling satiated if that makes sense. Compared to before when I eat I do feel like I'm absorbing my food, so I have come a long way... I guess I just have a very long way more to go?
I'm trying to figure out what needs to change in my diet so that I stop constantly snacking. My diet is healthy but I can't seem to last in between meals and I snack on nuts, dried fruit, chocolate, chips.. it's driving me crazy. I've been gluten free for 2 years and have done a lot of different things with my diet as my body has changed.
My thoughts are that I need to hydrate more. But beyond that.. why am I snacking? Prior to diagnosis I was incessantly hungry or weak and I ate constantly. I also couldnt' digest full sized meals. Now I am able to eat 500 - 600 calories at a sitting but still I snack!
It's frustrating too because I can't figure out if its a nutrition deficiency, just bad habits or a symptom of a food intolerance.
I had tingling and numbness that actually got worse after I went gluten free and scared me for over a year. However at the 2 year mark it's a very mild symptom. I took sublingual b-12 which helped a lot in the beginning but after that I focused on diet and supplements. I have found the healing process to be very slow but steady. One thought is to take a look at your sugar and caffeine intake, both what you are consuming and when. I have found that I am much more sensitive after going gluten free. It was actually causing major mood swings until I changed how I eat sweet food. This might not be relevant at all but I found that I needed to add strength training to my exercise regimen to help with some of the physical symptoms like jumpiness and anxiety. In hindsight I think my muscle strength was coming back (I didn't know it had gone actually) but doing a weight class and yoga has calmed my body down a bit.
I gained about 6 pounds 8 months prior to going gluten free. My body was getting really sick then, and then much worse after going gluten free. Many of the symptoms have now lifted - not all though and one of them is this weight gain.
I do not want to diet because my weight was basically the same for 20 years prior to this weight gain. I want to understand how to eat. Before my eating habits were crazy - chronic hunger & small appetite made eating complicated. Now I do experience hunger and satiation which I appreciate.
My frustration is that I don't think I eat that much. Maybe that is normal? I don't exercise as much as I used to because of a long commute but I don't want to depend on exercise for this weight loss because I suspect that's not the issue.
I'm finding that if I eat a small salad for dinner my weight lowers but if I eat a normal size meal - I didn't cook so it was a crazy combination last night: corn chips (snack while heating food), 2 c okra, beans and onion w tablespoon yoghurt, 2 pieces udi toast - I am 2 pounds heavier this morning. How is the meal I described TOO much food?? I'm guessing thats 600 calories. I think all day I ate maybe 1500 calories. But maybe I'm completely wrong?
I did try putting more meat in my diet but I'm not a meat eater and my body smell and feel was weird.
Thanks for listening! I really appreciate your help!