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About beemahoney

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  1. Hi! I have Celiac, and was diagnosed in January of 2011. I also have a thyroid disorder - hoshimoto's. I have adhered to a strict gluten-free diet since, and many of my symptoms were gone in weeks (extreme fog head, chest pain, eye dryness, thirst, bloating, fatigue, general feelings of unhealthiness). I have always been a healthy eater. The "strive for five" servings of vege & fruit were a non issue for me, as I regularly ate/eat them. I now eat at least 9 servings of vege/fruit. I eat an occasional gluten-free treat, such as pasta, or rice or potato, but normally I just avoid starchy foods. I have gained weight since my diagnosis, regardless, about 20 pounds to be exact. Is there a hidden secret between gluten and metabolism? I have researched and most Celiac victims seem to have just the opposite problem. I avoid high glycemic fruits and veges, and exercise daily (run about 12 miles a week, and walk around 10 miles a week). I eat a low sodium diet based on my family history of high blood pressure. I work a lot of hours a week. I am just wondering if there is anyone else out there who feels my pain! or has tips! I have lost roughly 5 pounds since I added the running into my schedule (6 months ago), and it makes me feel better, but where in the world is a girl to put the other 15 pounds! Also, I have periods of time where I just feel horrid - like my old undiagnosed self, for a few days at a time, even though no gluten, maybe dairy? I am just looking for feedback, or common thoughts.. thanks! Megan
  2. You can totally relate. Hopefully we will figure this out. I am not settling!
  3. I see that you posted this last May, and am wondering how things have turned out for you. I was diagnosed with Celiac in January of 2011. I eat a 1200-1300 cal strict gluten free diet - many vegetables, very balanced, high fiber, almost never eat gluten free "replacement" foods, exercise regularly, I do have a thyroid disorder, but have been on levothyroxin for 6 years prior to Celiac diagnosis, so this shouldn't factor in. I have gained 16 pounds without changing anything. I am extremely frustrated, and confused, and wondering where my metabolism has gone. I am very careful to eat a "rainbow" because I feel like I am nursing my digestive tract back to healthy absorption ability. I should add that I was not underweight (or overweight!) to begin with. I hope you have found the answer to this dilemma!