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#1 Celiac Mindwarp

 
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:14 AM

I have been on a whole foods, paleo type of diet since January, following a 'whole 30' elimination. I feel fantastic, have worked out a whole stack of food intolerances on top of gluten and lost 25 pounds.

I have about 50lbs more to go, but I have noticed that my skin is starting to look a bit papery and saggy under my chin (s!) and on my tummy.

Does anyone have any advice on minimizing skin sagging?

I am in my 40s (I didn't seem to have this when I lost weight in my 30s...).

Any ideas or experience gratefully received :)
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- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more!
- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol
- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.
- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.
- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)
- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:58 PM

Only thing I know is plenty of water, exercise and exfoliliate in the shower with a good scrubbie or loofa sponge to stimulate the skin.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

I've always heard that's more likely to happen if the weight loss is fast. And 30 lbs since Jan. 2013 is fast. Perhaps it will firm up?

Are you exercising to tone muscle? That can help sometimes, depending on where it's at.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:20 PM

That is true . I lost 80 pounds once and it did firm up over time
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 04:27 AM

Thank you both, that's reassuring it should firm up.

I was keen to lose more quickly, but my dietician said I am doing about right. If it minimizes sag I will keep it steady. I am exercising, but want to leave it a bit longer before toning so I don't tone over too much fat!

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- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more!
- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol
- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.
- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.
- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)
- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein Posted Image

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:46 AM

Thank you both, that's reassuring it should firm up.

I was keen to lose more quickly, but my dietician said I am doing about right. If it minimizes sag I will keep it steady. I am exercising, but want to leave it a bit longer before toning so I don't tone over too much fat!

Mw

Exercise will only help. It will help you lose inches, not necessarily weight, especially if your muscles were atrophied.

Just don't over exercise any one group.

One thing I've learned is your body is your body - if your butt is big there's nothing that will change it - so tone the hell out of it and stick it out there and shake it.

Bras - don't get me started. Losing weight/toning changes everything, all the time. Apparently I have one if the most difficult chests on the planet. If you need help just let me know, I think I've got a phd in bra fitting at this point. A properly fitted bra can take 10 lbs off instantly; however, finding that bra isn't always easy!
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Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND
.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:55 PM

I know when Angela Stokes lost her weight it took a long time for her skin to recover, She seems pretty tight now, I've seen pictures of her wearing singlets lately but it took a long time and she's on a fairly extreme diet not many others could maintain.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:01 AM

Thanks all

Haha on bras! I do keep changing shape as well as size, and seem to lose inches before pounds. I managed to lose 6 inches of my bra size without going down a cup size. (Shrinking a bit now, saggy cup alert!)

I am trying not to think about what 2 pregnancies and c-sections did to my tum (but you know those full cake size muffin style molds?)
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- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more!
- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol
- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.
- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.
- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)
- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein Posted Image

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:31 AM

Thanks all

Haha on bras! I do keep changing shape as well as size, and seem to lose inches before pounds. I managed to lose 6 inches of my bra size without going down a cup size. (Shrinking a bit now, saggy cup alert!)

I am trying not to think about what 2 pregnancies and c-sections did to my tum (but you know those full cake size muffin style molds?)


Yes, I do!

I have tried 2 dozen bras and still looking for a good fit. I bet you do need to remeasure for bras.

I like boy shorts to keep my muffin "contained".

Toning muscles will help. Alas, age and experience do catch up with us.
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Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. ~ Mark Twain

Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND
.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!




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