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Gaining Weight Since Going Gluten Free, And Already Overweight!


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#1 JesikaBeth

 
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:18 AM

Hi Everyone. I have been gluten free for 2 weeks and went back from my 2 week follow up with my doctor, and I have gained almost 2 pounds.  Problem is, I do not need to gain any weight, infact I am significantly overweight and need to lose.  I have not been eating much gluten free specialty products at all, and sticking mainly with salads, protiens, and veggies. 

 

Is this normal? For those of you who are, too, overweight - how did you deal? How did you lose weight?

 

Thanks :)


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#2 bartfull

 
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:05 AM

If you are celiac and you go gluten-free, as healing starts you are absorbing more nutrients as well as more calories. The good news is, if you are healing you will soon start feeling well enough to exercize.


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#3 w8in4dave

 
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:13 PM

I think your body is going thru a with drawl symptom, I had a very hard time the 1st few weeks. I was so bloated! I was so sick. Just keep up with the diet and stay away from the gluten-free processed stuff. Maby you can start walking?? It helps me. I seriously don't know how I can be as heavy as I am. I don't eat much. I have lost over 40 lbs after going gluten-free. But still weigh 160 lbs. Only thing I have going for me is I am 5"7" tall.  Good luck :) 


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#4 SMRI

 
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Posted 20 July 2014 - 03:05 AM

I've noticed a lot of the gluten-free foods are very high calorie food so even if you are not eating a lot of them, they may be adding up.  There are a lot of cell phone apps and/or websites that you can track calories.  Maybe pay attention to how many calories you are eating each day and see if there is something there too.


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#5 JesikaBeth

 
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:24 AM

Thanks everyone. Hopefully things start to even out! I am back at the gym, so we'll see. Thanks again!


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~Jessica Elizabeth~
 
Diagnosed with:

  • GERD October 2005
  • Fibromyalgia February 2006
  • TMJD 2007
  • Hashimotos May 2008
  • Type 2 Diabetes May 2012
  • Non Hodgkin Lymphoma November 2013
  • Celiac July 2014 (Positive Antibody Test/Bloodwork. Biopsy Inconclusive.)
  • OCD September 2000
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder September 2000
  • Bipolar Type II October 2005
  • Adult ADHD(Inattentive Type) October 2005

 

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:59 AM

This has happened to me also, even eating good food. I have always had days where I just have uncontrollable hunger and it seems to have improved the past month or so. I have also taken up swimming a few times a week. I have arthritis and it seems to be a great workout with no pain for me. I looked it up and it actually burns something like 450 calories for 40 mins of 'leisurely freestyle swimming' And i assume its good for building muscle too.


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#7 JennyD

 
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Posted 22 September 2014 - 10:21 AM

I use a fitbit that tracks how much I walk/eat amongst other things. It has helped me keep track of things pretty well, i would recommend this to anyone trying to gain, lose, or maintain weight. Good luck!


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#8 Serielda

 
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Posted 09 October 2014 - 07:18 PM

Jennifer,

 

Thank you, thank you thank you, while I am on the  lose weight spectrum as well I had questions regarding Fitbit and other fitness bands.

I use a fitbit that tracks how much I walk/eat amongst other things. It has helped me keep track of things pretty well, i would recommend this to anyone trying to gain, lose, or maintain weight. Good luck!


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 07:24 PM

Jennifer,

 

Thank you, thank you thank you, while I am on the  lose weight spectrum as well I had questions regarding Fitbit and other fitness bands.

The Polar FT4 heart rate monitor is pretty inexpensive on websites like Amazon and you can use that as a great tool in your fitness arsenal. THe fitbit monitors hr too but I don't believe it is as accurate at Polar and thus the calorie counting aspect is off.


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Posted 11 October 2014 - 12:52 PM

Hear you loud and clear!   I gained cause food tasted so darn good again.  And I could eat again without getting sick!   Give it a little time and things should even out as you get more comfortable with the new eating plan. 


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

UGHH this is my fear! I am so bloated and overweight as it is :/ I know I am going to be tracking so I don't go overboard on the processed gluten-free convenience foods. Good luck. Hopefully the more energy you gain your body will start burning more calories.


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 01:57 PM

I put on 25lbs post diagnosis. When I wanted to kickstart my weight loss, I followed a diet called whole 30. It worked really well in getting me started. It's grain, soy, legume, and dairy free . It really helped me develop better eating habits in general. For example, I was someone who could not do coffee without milk and sugar. Now I enjoy it black! Don't feel like such a carb-aholic anymore.

 

http://whole30.com/w...-program-rules/

 

http://whole30.com/d...opping-list.pdf


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