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Can anyone Help? Been on gluten-free diet for about 1 month and a half; maybe 2 months-why am I still losing weight? I don't understand. Should I be concerned???? HELP.

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Hi Emmeeann,

What have you been eating? What is optimum weight?

According to the charts my optimum weight is 145 lbs. (for a 5

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You always seem so helpful. On an average day, I eat an apple for breakfast, lunch-I will have some gluten free waffles or Mrs. Leepers pasta, dinner-maybe rice and some type of meat. I know that I don't eat very much. I am afraid to eat because I don't want my stomach to hurt. Do you have any suggestions? Some days I don't eat breakfast or I will have a hamburger patty for dinner. HELP.

Thanks very much. Can't wait to hear back from you.

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FYI- I am 5'8'' and around 130.

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My optimum is 140. I need a menu plan or something so that I will eat. FOOD is my enemy.

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emmeeann,

Why don't you try to set small goals for yourself. Make it a goal to add one new food a day(or every other day!) to your regular diet. Not only should this help you not get too overwhelmed, but it will also help you recognise if something bothers you. You are a bit on the light side for 5'8", but it doesn't sound like you are skin and bones, yet. You do need to eat a more well rounded diet to get proper nutrition though. Just don't be too hard on yourself and take it slow. It takes our bodies and minds time to get past all of the pain and damage that was done by all the years of gluten. Just take it one day at a time...

God bless,

Mariann

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I always recommend coconut oil for those who are healing and want to gain weight. It is an easily absorbed fat and easy to acquire a taste for.

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Hi Emmeeann,

To keep myself eating all day, I cook up a bunch of food at once. I cook up a big pot of brown rice and steamed vegetables. I refrigerate the food and eat it all through the day as I get hungry. I add a little meat to the vegetables and rice to balance out the carbohydrates. I also will eat red apples, but two hours after eating a meal. If I eat it right after a meal it will create tons of gas, because the body will digest the sugars first and the other food will just sit there and form gas. Also it is best to eat the sugary vegetables first to avoid gas.

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Never skip breakfast! It will make you weak for the rest of the day.

Instead of an apple, have and apple and a bannana. Its a little more for more energy, also, dont eat so low-calorie. Have small snack in the day if you arent exactly hungry. Drink something like juice instead of water, but keep water in your diet!

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Hi Emmeeann, I also agree about the coconut oil. I take a couple tablespoons of it throughout the day and use it for cooking. It also helps me to eat a lot of nuts. Cashews and Brazil nuts are really high in fat. if you're into the work you can grind up a bunch of nuts and seeds and make little snacks. I put sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashews, peanuts, carob/or cocoa, and dates in the food processor and then roll them into little balls. If they're too oily or too dry add more dry ingredients or add water. They're good high fat snacks to eat throughout the day and they're easy to make. Anyways, hope trhis helps.

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Thank you everyone for all your help. I am purchasing some coconut oil tonight-hope it works. I am so happy there is a place where I can go for help with people who actually experience what I do. Thanks again. Hope all are in good health.

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