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.