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Okay so I'm 2 and 1/2 years gluten free. A couple weeks ago I ate some oven baked veggies and I peed bright yellow. From what I understand we pee bright yellow it means we are getting rid of vitamins. I never pee bright yellow unless I'm taking vitamins and then it is always bright yellow. So does that mean my body isn't absorbing the vitamins at all?


I was reading in another section of the forum about Celiacs and premature gray/white. Some said their hair returned to its natural color after they got gluten out of their systems. My hair is now mostly white and I'm 39. These folks whose hair went back to normal were older.


 My pant size jumped in Feb from 4-6 and by mid March to 8, now the 8's are skin tight, I can't even have a full range of motion in them.

Now to full disclose I added back dairy and egg in December but only in limited amounts so I just can't see that being the cause of the weight gain.


Any thoughts???


PS I have been glutenated a couple times this year. My elderly mother who lives with me has decided since I can't have bread and Velvetta Shells and cheese she has to eat three times as much. One time I think it was just that there were toast crumbs all over the kitchen. Another time I found one of her macaroni shells in my big bowl of plain dried beans. :(



PSPS I looked up Pee on the message board just now and found a discussion about Asparagus and how before diagnoses your pee doesn't smell bad after eating it but after going gluten-free it does. I've never noticed my pee smelling bad. In fact I think when I can smell it, it smells syrupy.


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Okay, I don't know the statistics, but let's say, when people consume asparagus, their urine odor changes.  That's normal.  Nothing to do with being gluten free.  Don't know about the bright color, but if it's dark, you might be dehydrated.  Consume more water.   Graying hair?  You can gray early if you have a thyroid problem or simply it's genetic (my family grays early).  Embrace it!  You might even get a senior discount!   Finally, the weight gain?  You are 39.  Welcome to the world of perimenopause!  It's common to gain 10 pounds to off set a decrease in estrogen (fat cells contain estrogen).  It's supposed to drop once you get through menopause.  If you're gaining more than 10 pounds, you need to exercise more and eat less.  Metabolism slows down as you age. :lol:


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Okay I suspect it's just something I'm stuck with on the white hair but on the weight gain....No no and no I had accepted all the bad health stuff because I thought it was my age and so much cleared up when I went gluten-free mother nature can't be that cruel. My mom was in her late 50's early 60's when she stopped having periods but she was being menopausle in her late 40's. I'll have to pay attention with the urine thing it is not dehydration that I'm certain of.


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I lost weight when I first went gluten-free, and now I have gained. I gain weight with stress but I think it might be partially because I am helping because I do not believe that I am eating more than when I lost weight... I could be wrong though. As it is, I am daunted by how little I will have to eat if I really work at losing weight. Stress of living with family could be affecting this too.

I'm guessing that less dilute urine is more common in the warm months because we lose water to the heat. Maybe it is some mild dehydration along with some colour alterations from your food. The food we eat affects our BM's, it also affects our urine but in a less obvious way.

Hypothyroidism can cause some of those symptoms too. It could be worth looking into.

Good luck.


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