Any Celiac Athletes?
Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:41 AM
have a great day all!
mom of 4 great kids - 2 diagnosed with autism and 2 typical kids (thank goodness)
all this started after my hysterectomy in March of 2006
G.F. since Feb 2007
Soy free since April 2007
Blood work was negatvie (after 2 weeks of being on the gluten-free diet)
Antigliadin 9 (normal <10)
HLA-DQB1 Allele 1 - 0302
HLA-DQB2 Allele 2 - 0502
HLA-DQ 3,1 (subtype 8,5)
carrying one celiac gene and one gluten intolerant gene
nurse at entrolab figures i caught this early and dont eat gluten anymore
life is like a box of chocolates;sometimes you get stuck with the yukky coconut fillet one
Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:48 PM
Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:44 PM
I was wondering if any of you have come up with a strategy to go to practice when you've been poisoned? I've had one success with Maalox Gas-Ex when I was in so much pain from intestinal gas (yeay!) and it definately helped. I don't want to overdo that stuff, though and would rather find healthier treatment options to get me comfortable enough to be able to dance. It doesn't seem like psylium is moving it out of my system any faster. I've recently been getting low level contamination just because I am really sensitive and had been trying too many new products at once. I feel completely messed up.
Right now I'm missing one of my ballet classes and will have to (and WANT to) make up for it tonight at an adult class, which I hope to God I won't be totally bloated and raspberry-ing my way through. And then we have rehearsal! It makes me depressed to lose my classtime, but I really can't get the right line in my body and support from my core muscles when my abdominals are completely full of gasses. It's lousy. Today I tried lemon juice and that does seem to help settle it down (I think the reaction is making my intestines really acidic, but I don't know; I have too much time to overthink this and don't want to get caught up in a hypochondriatic spiral. But oh well.)
Are there any soothing foods or herbs that have comforted you enough to enjoy your training even though you aren't 100%? I can deal with the other symptoms and energy drop, but the distress in my intestines is just too distracting and makes it so hard to feel the muscles I need to dance with!
PS I LOVE Hammer Nutrition. All gluten-free. Their energy gel packets are FABULOUS. Makes me a boundless ball of energy for class!
gluten-free since 2005
Posted 05 April 2007 - 04:35 AM
I also went through a phase of trying this and trying that. Something would work for a while, but then start bothering me, etc (ie. psyllium). After a few years of doing this, I finally stopped experimenting and now just stick to good old food (plus, environmental things like keeping a gluten-free kitchen). I now eat a Paleolithic diet about 80% of the time and feel a world of a difference.
When trying to figure out what works, the keys are consistancy and patience!
Keep working at it! Things will get better!
Heather : )
Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:34 PM
My stomach was totally messed up this week so I went to a bland/soft diet, applesauce, mashed potatoes, broth, bananas, camomile tea. And Kaopectate! Things are slowly returning to normal, but it is so difficult to stay with your exercise commitments when things are burbling and hurting!
Diagnosed by Enterolab 6/06
Gluten free since 4/06
Autoimmune Thyroiditis since 1997
“Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.” Henry Ford
Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:46 PM
Hello Twin! I have had celiac disease for 10 years and do triathlons year round. Running is fantastic. It is such a stress-reliever. It is totally possible for you to run a marathon, if you chose to and stayed dedicated. In the meantime, I own and manage a free site dedicated to fitness tips and advice for gluten-free beginner athletes. I'm sure you will find it useful. www.glutenfreetriathlete.com. I made it out of necessity since no one else is doing it.
WOW! all of you ladies are very inspirational. I would love to start running, get really bored with others exercises for some reason, but wanted to know how you guys got started. Can you give me any suggestions on what I need to do. I am not trying to run marithons but I want to do it to stay..well I should say get into shape. Sorry I couldn't be much help but wanted to let you know that you all are awsome!!!
Healthy N Fit Nutritional makes a gluten-free protein powder that is fat-free. I wrote about it on my website. Let me know when you check the site.
I know how difficult it is to keep weight on and stay in shape at the same time. Trust me! I've been living with Celiac Disease for a decade! Good luck and stay positive. If I can do it, so can you.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:19 AM
Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:50 PM
Thanks to all for doing the research when I comes to carb loading and sports drinks/bars. Please share, I would love to hear any athletes who have had similar experiences.
-Run like an animal
Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:17 PM
Posted 16 August 2009 - 03:35 AM
I have been recently diagnosed with Celiac and am just getting used to adjusting my diet and was wondering about nutrition for athletes with Celiac. I run quite a bit (just did my first marathon) and have just started getting involved in triathlons and would like to know if anyone has any advice especially regarding nutrition during races.
And welcome to OUR life,gluten free.You wil be surprised how good nutrition you wil have going gluten-free! First, there are gluten-free energy bars GU is gluten free.
When I was diagnosed,I said to myself,heck i`m `a distance-cyclist averaging over 100 miles a week,what am I going to do for CARBS! That was at the time when most people were trying to shed carbs,laughing here.I was on the internet desperatly trying to find new sources of carbs!It didnt take long cause there is alot of help here.I knew at first,potatoes and rice were excellent sources. Then I found the cereals in health food stores. Even now you can find Gluten Free Chex in your local grocery store.Even WalMart is finally jumping into gluten free.They have a whole 4 foot section,FINALLY!
Then,I finally found a wonderful pasta,Tinkyada! And I almost lived on pasta pre-diagnosis.
The good thing about gluten-free,it illimenates alot of junk food,processed food,Amy.Thats one big thing I feel that we celiacs actually get BETTER nutrition.
Oh,laughing here, a little red wine,,,,,nice!
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