Are There Any Other Celiacs That Are Overweight?
Posted 01 September 2004 - 06:38 AM
gluten-free since July 2004
Strawberries and Banannas (2007)
Nitrates (April 2006)
Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)
Peanuts (Nov. 2004)
Soy (Oct. 2004)
Almonds (Sept. 2004)
Corn (Sept. 2004)
Posted 01 September 2004 - 06:05 PM
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Posted 30 September 2004 - 07:09 AM
I also follow a modified paleo diet. I, like you, find that I often react to gluten-free goodies. Certain manufacturers seem to provoke more of a response than others, so my thought is that it has something to do with their ingredient suppliers or the cleanliness of their factory (cross-contamination). I do best when I eat NO grains at all. I do okay with lentil pasta and rice pasta (specifically, NOTTA PASTA brand) but only very occasionally.
My doctor, who is a major celiac specialist, seemed to feel that there was something else WRONG with me if i am still reacting to gluten-free grains and wanted to run a lot more tests. My attitude is 'enough already!' I know what makes me feel unwell, so why not just avoid those things and live a happy, healthy life? Besides, Paleo Diet is the healthiest diet out there.
By the way, I have been making some really delicious paleo recipes lately. Have you done any gourmet Paleo meals?
Posted 30 September 2004 - 10:21 AM
My modified version does include rice (lundberg brown or jasmine) and a few potatoes every now and then. I drink lactose free milk too, but past that, I stay far away from anything processed. I finally linked it all together this summer-I race mountain bikes, and would cook meals from scratch during the weeks when I was at home and would feel great, but I brought pretzals and cookies and other gluten-free foods to races and would feel like crap all weekend! So much for that! (We have a camping stove that I take with now and make meals from scratch).
Anyways, cooking gourmet gluten-free meals for myself has been a bit of a pain! I'm intolerent to soy as well, but sometimes will sneak some Bragg's liquid aminos into a stir fry for more flavor. I've modified quite a few stew recipes (but they all end up tasting pretty similar). Two of my favorites have been garlic mashed potatoes (microwave a couple spuds, add LF milk, garlic, olive oil or unsalted butter, a bit of salt, and lots of pepper, simmer until it's thick), and short grain brown rice that I boil the night before, then add a little milk, a chopped up red apple, and some honey and cinnamon-good for breakfast. I eat a lot of red meat and fish, just because they're higher in nutrition and flavor. And I munch on fruit. Pretty basic, but this is the best I've felt in five years-3 years undiagnosed and 2 years eating expensive crap that made me feel even crappier!
Do you have any recipes???????
Posted 02 January 2005 - 04:36 PM
My GI Doctor has been no help as he just says I look healthy now. Easy for him to say, I'M the one with no waist now and weigh what I did when I was 8 months pregnant with my son 21 years ago!! I also exercise at a gym 3 days a week, for 1 1/2 hours a day, and have been for the past 2 years. I continue to GAIN not LOSE. I am so frustrated that I am ready to go back to eating gluten and deal with the consequences! I am so overtired all the time and have no energy. I had more before I was diagnosed. What can I do??? I need to lose weight. I had a physical recently for work and the Dr. told me according to my BMI, I am overweight and on the edge of obesity. My Dr. has checked my thyroid, glucose, hormones, etc. Can't find anything. Why is my watching what I eat (I've cut down on sugar and carbs) and exercising regualrly doing exactly the opposite of what it should be doing? Does anyone else have this problem?
Posted 02 January 2005 - 08:23 PM
Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:33 AM
Obviously, you are in a panic! I don't blame you. While I am new to eating gluten-free I am in no way new to the battle of the bulge, but I can tell you some things I've observed.
First, gluten-free baked goods have tons more calories and a lot less fiber than whole wheat bread or other baked goods. When I first started eacting gluten-free (about 2 months ago) I was going a little nuts on the gluten-free baked goods (the wholefoods gluten free bakery is right up the road...mmmm...lemon-cranberry scones) and every night I would try a new gluten-free treat. In about 2 weeks gained back the 5 lbs. I'd just lost from running 20 mi./week for the 5 weeks previous. This ALARMED me. I have a really tough time losing weight - and those 20 mi./week were tough to do - so I decided I needed to lay off the baked goods. After about two weeks (and not being on a diet) I'd pretty much dropped the scone weight.
I thought back to the diets that worked for me before. The only one that worked for me physically and psychologically has been the Carbohydrate Addicts' Diet. You eat 2 lowcarb meals and 1 moderate-carb meal a day. This is very simple to do eating gluten-free and does give me the feeling of deprivation that Atkins or WW has in the past (like most overweight 30-something women I am no stranger to dieting). Now, I've only been back on CAD for a week and a half but I really think I'll make it this time - 1)I have my head on straight and 2)I think that when I've cheated/binged in the past is probably had something to do with gluten consumption. Since starting the whole gluten-free thing I've felt so much better. It's been incredible.
And to follow up on the person last April (!) who said they got diarrhea on Atkins, in the book Protein Power it's explained by your body having to produce more of its meat-digesting enzymes if you've suddenly switched your focus from eating less carbs/more meat.
So - what I'm saying is I think you should really lay off the baked goods, eat more vegetables, and look into controlled carbohydrate eating. The low carb friends message boards are a great support system. It sounds to me, especially since you say you have no energy, that you may really need to think about your blood sugar and how you are responding to any simple carbs you're eating.
Posted 04 February 2005 - 09:25 AM
While my dughter has not yet been diasgnosed as having Celiac's we have been told 2x they think she has it, despite 2 neg. biopsies. We are waitng now for more results. You can see more info about what she's gone through on the Pre-Diagnosis thing or the one on Drs in Dallas area.
I am days away from passing my Personal Trainer's Certification. I was delayed because my daughter has been in and out of hospital and husband had surgery yesterday....just to really complicate my life!
1 1/2 yrs ago my husband blood pressure was high, he weighed 256 and his cholesterol was 400+. He had to do something. We totally chnaged his diet...something I had triend to get him to do, but....you know how it is I am sure!
We had great success. He's 6' 2 1/2" and now keeps his weight around 190 lbs. He's still like to be less but look fine to me. Let me know if you'd like a few pointers!
Mom of 15 yr old possible Celiac
Posted 07 February 2005 - 07:53 PM
My doctor told me I couldn't have celiac disease because I havent' ever "lost 15 pounds for no reason". This sounded wrong to me because I have just about every other symptom! And, I think I probably *was* malnourished because I was dizzy, short of breath, and just exhausted all the time. After 1 month on a gluten-free diet I feel so much better...it's like a dark cloud has been lifted and the world looks bright again! I was so tired and depressed and grouchy, that's what I've noticed the most is feeling "awake" again!
I have actually lost a little weight since going on the diet, but once I discovered some gluten-free snack foods and started eating the gluten-free bread I started gaining back a little I think that I will try and return to the carrot sticks and apples sort of snacks and maybe I'll do better.
It is so good to read that I'm not alone! And, now I have evidence to take to my crummy MD as proof that it *can* happen!
Do you guys think maybe part of the weight problem is that our bodies had been "starving" from malabsorbtion for so long that they just pack away every calorie that comes their way? Because I really think I eat *less* than most people, plus I do excersize and still I just can't seem to lose more than five pounds...which quickly returns the next time I even *think* about eating a regular meal!
gluten-free since January 26th, 2005
Feeling up and down, but better!
Mommy of a gluten-free 8 yr old, a 6 yr old who (much to her dismay) will be gluten-free soon and a 2 yr old who is so far symptom-free. Contemplating putting the whole family on the gluten-free diet since crumbs have become my nemisis!
Posted 12 February 2005 - 07:23 AM
Met with Dr. A. Fasano in Baltimore (Dec 2006), who felt I didn't need to be tested based on my history and positive response to the gluten-free diet.
Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:10 PM
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