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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Where you measure your body fat %, bone mass% and water mass %....   When we checked my stools there was not fat in them so it does not seem that I can't process fat... idk. What would one do to find out more about if they can't process fat? The fats I eat are almost completely healthy, like avocados, olive oil, fish... but cheese is my love lol.    I know that I have heard that for those who are the weight gainers as myself and not the waster aways that sometimes you may gain more as your body adjusts to having nutrients available so it kinda hoards them?
  2. lol. Thanks. Based on body impedance I am about as much water as I should be, I just stored a sh*t ton of fat on my waist and abdomen and hips. My body needs to quit being dumb and realize all is good in the neighborhood. 
  3. I have done insanity, P90X, Tapout XT, plus working out with a personal trainer. 
  4.    Sorry I was reading the comment from psawyer on my phone and the last part was placed WAAAAY down and I did not see it. I apologize for bothering you with my confusion. 
  5. So is it a gamble mostly? I mean don't food companies HAVE to label the major allergen ingredients now? I am not taking part in thes items just to be safe...
  6. Why Can't I Lose Weight?

    You poor thing. I don't have any advice as I am in the same boat but wanted to let you know you aren't alone. 
  7. Hey everyone, I am coming to you to see what your experiences have been in weight gain with celiac. I am one of those who only found out about my celiac after a 35 lb weight gain despite proper diet and exercise. I am a normally very tiny female. I am 30 y/o now 5'0" and until the past 2 years have never been over 110. I am now 142 and keep expanding which I am not happy with to say the least. I have been gluten free for 4 months now minus 2 unintentional glutenations early on. My thyroid has been fine except reverse t3 was slightly elevated. Cortisol is relatively normal. Gaba and glutamate are super high. Nutritional labs showed me to have been only absorbing 3 amino acids despite eating 150g protein a day and only traces of 3 B vitamins, I was severely malnourished at time of diagnosis. After diagnosis I decided to give myself a couple months of a break and not work out but recently started again (6 weeks ago) in hopes that all this weight would go away. I was working out 6 days a week for at least an hour each day and in 6 weeks I gained 4 lbs and an inch on my waist, 1.5" on my hips and 0.5" on my thighs.    I am currently on the following supplements: dipan 9 pancreatic enzymes, co q 10, DHA, multivitamins high dose, fish oil, r-lipoic acid, super b complex, l-carnitine, NAC,  vitamin D.   I did an HCl challenge to make sure my stomach acid was acid enough for me to break down protein before it hits the small intestine and we confirmed I do have enough.    I currently am eating around 1500-1600 cals a day and aiming for 40% protein 40% carbs 20% fats and trying to eat nothing but whole foods, organic fruit and veggies and lean protein. Minus the big plate of cheese fries I had last night for an emotional eating episode lol. This is very hard for me to be pretty much eating paleo as I am semi-vegetarian and hate eating as much meat as I am.   Any advice? How long did it take you to lose the weight and what did you have to do?   Thank you for your time and thought in this matter. 
  8. Good morning my fellow celiacs and gluten intolerants, I need some clarification. Recently I had posted something on colorings/flavorings. I have found that several items such as, BBQ sauce have nothing that screams gluten other than caramel coloring but my ShopWell app tells me to avoid due to gluten. What are your experiences with this?
  9. not just a celiac would know the importance of a dedicated fryer With my shellfish allergy I definitely know that importance.  While you do bring up a good point, restaurants would not be open without customers and IMHO it is in their best interests to keep customers happy and help cater to special needs diets. I definitely love eating at higher end restaurants for the exact reasons stated, although it is pricey!!
  10. Yeah. I am also deathly allergic to shellfish and mushroom and when I tell people that they think I will just sneeze or itch so I am almost rude until they understand undoubtedly that it will KILL me lol.   It is so much easier and safer to eat at home. Now if only life would allow me to be home more to accomplish this feat. Oy vey. lol
  11. I have come across a lot of that too where they look at you with a thousand yard stare when I say "gluten", so then I escalate it.    I think I speak for all of us here (if not them please don't crucify me) but when in the hell are these restaurants going to start doing stuff right? There are sooooooo many things that should NOT have gluten yet they do in restaurants purely to save money. Celiac/GI etc is not a rare thing now..... 
  12. for the theater popcorn. The rest I spoke with cooks etc, for instance mexican restaurants: confirmed they thicken all of their sauces with flour, yard house thickens the creme brulee with flour, you see? At least in my area they use flour to thicken anything that needs to be reduced or have a certain texture as a cost saving measure. 
  13. I agree completely, but I am not going to take the chance. My whole point of this post was to show how many places add gluten to crap that shouldn't have it and how I have realized how much more aware I need to be.   Just because a food "should" be safe I have found int he real world it really isn't. Super frustrating too but I am thankful I know how to cook lol
  14. I swear that some of you people are as dense as paleo bread. I did not make a generalized false statement. I merely stated my experiences. I CALLED every mexican restaurant in a 60 mile radius of me where each and every one CONFIRMED that their sauces were not gluten free. I also confirmed with the theatre manager that their popcorn is not gluten free. What do you not understand about this is stuff I researched? I was not searching for answers to jack nada, merely venting about how soooo many restaurants put gluten in shit that they shouldn't. THAT"S IT. But people like you want to tell me that I am wrong. Then please, come out to my home and do the research I have done then tell me I am wrong. I am not sure if the "carpers" don't realize, but I am not an idiot as I am being treated on here and despite being a celiac neophyte I have enough sense to ask to see ingredient lists and talk to the chefs and escalate higher if I have to. I was merely sharing my experiences in my specific geographic location. If you don't like it you do not need to comment and put down MY EXPERIENCES and be insulting. So I am asking, please before you assume I am some dumb ass just taking everyone's word everywhere I go, think again. It's hella rude.
  15. Thank you brooks. I don't know why people seem to be having such an issue about my experiences that I listed here. I thought this place would be a good forum for support but I guess not. ::shrugs::.