I recently found out that I had a gluten intolerance. When I first found out I was losing weight rapidly, maybe 1 pound a day. Then I became super busy (as my life usually is) being on the go was wierd since I could only go now to Chic Fil A or Wendy's. Before I really didn't eat out but now I had to since I didn't have much better choices at home. Through out the process I found out that I cannot eat alot of things I loved before (even whole grain). I am not sure if I should keep trying to test the boundaries of this intolerance because of the pain in the reaction that I get when I do have something my body can't handle, as its intolerable.
The problem began when I started craving milk-products (dairy). Prior to this diagnosis, I wasn't a big dairy fan and it was on occasion mostly having to do with a cheese or cheese-sauce. The first month or so I was craving dairy crazily I am not sure if this is normal or not. I started to eat more dairy also because I became full with dairy. Than I would feel overfilled. It was a harsh cycle of feeling like I was starving to feeling like I was overfilled. Now I weighed myself and my weight has went to its original setting and increased. This I am not sure of..
My diet has consisted of mostly meat (to fill me) and than rice/veg on the side. I need help not for just the weight resolution but also for satiety feelings.
I have been taking supplements. The probiotic and whole food supplement are both vegetarian based. The wheat grass is gluten free. The wheat grass gives me no problem. Yet the supplements make me feel nauseau (usnsure why).
This is my problem: I haven't lost weight as I told you I gained it all back (as of 2 weeks ago, so I may have gained more). I haven't lost much inches, maybe 1 from my leg, 1 from my hip, 2 from my love handles area and 1 from my waist. I am not complaining about weight loss here this is the puzzling part though... all my old clothes actually do not fit me. Pre-gluten I was so bloated obviously so I could fit a 10/12 jeans/suits (fitted). Now I have some size 8/10 jeans that are super loose. Even I recently bought a size 6 that was too big (which probably just happen to be that pair). How is this possible?
My stats are 5'9 1/2 and 174 lbs (as of two weeks ago)
..Is this normal on a gluten free diet? Is this permanent? Should I worry?