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#1 Sweetfudge

 
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 08:35 PM

So I know I ought to be working out. I'm eating right (mostly), and I'm sleeping. But I'm still getting used to working full time, and I don't know how I could be exercising right now. Especially in the winter. And when I never see the sun. But I'm really feeling frustrated by my weight. Are there any gluten-free supplements out there that work? Appetite suppressants? Metabolism boosts? Etc....
I've tried slim fast, and that's no good for my hypoglycemia. Makes me blood sugary sick w/in 2 hours. I need something else! Anyone whose tried soemthing that's been relatively successful, please let me know! Thx in advance :)
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Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008
Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(
Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 04:05 PM

Trimspa baby. I checked. They said the X32 is gluten free. I like it. It gives me energy, puts me in a great mood and cuts the appetite.

You might consider a light box if you don't get any sun, especially if you have depression.
www.apollolight.com I have one. I sleep better when I use it.
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#3 Sweetfudge

 
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 04:54 PM

what's the price range on the light boxes? i've actually been recommended trying one by my dad and my dr. maybe i will. :)
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Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT
Gluten-free since June 2006
Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991
Dairy-free for good since summer 2008
Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008
Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(
Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 03:29 PM

Have you had your Thyroid tested ? Not just TSH but for Thyroid Antibodies. The reason I ask is that I had Hypoglycemia and struggled with weight and tiredness and then found out I had low Thyroid. All my Drs had not tested my Thyroid Antibodies and just kept telling me it was 'normal'. Now I am onto Armour the weight is dropping off like magic and I don't have Hypoglycemia anymore. Autoimmune diseases happen together sometimes and as Celiac is autoimmune - you should always keep other autoimmune condiitions checked - like Hashimotos Thyroid.
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Diagnosed June 2006 as B12 low. Needed weekly injections for a year.Still have them every 2 weeks.
Trialled Dairy Free Diet and reacted positively to that challenge in January 07.
News Flash! Coeliac Genetic Testing done April 08 . DQ2 Positive !
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:30 PM

Check out Isagenix. They don't say that their supplements are gluten free, but almost all of them are. You can read more about my success with their supplements by reading my posts at this topic:

http://www.glutenfre...s...c=24590&hl=
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:49 AM

If you have the symptoms of thyroid. Dry skin, dry hair, losing your eyebrows etc. I thought I had thyroid too and I tried supplements but it didn't make a difference, just gave me a migraine. Is Armour a prescription drug? It's actually animal thyroid harmone right? How do you get tested for thyroid antibodies? My mom had to go on synthroid in her old age. She got cancer and I'm wondering if the Synthroid attributed to it because I read some bad things about Synthroid.

I'm attributing my weight problem to age, peri-menopause (I went almost a year with no TOM and then suddenly, I'm getting it monthly again for the last 6 months)

I started working out 5-6 days a week every morning on my gazelle 20 mins. My weight is starting to creep downward. I got glutened at the holidays so that didn't help.

The Light Boxes range from $100 up. I don't know how accurate the cheap ones are. I gave you the website. You can also check Amazon. I bought one for $249. It's very small and you can take it with you anywhere. It's the size of a Compact Disk player. Comes with a carrying case and a charger.

I can't afford Isagenix and I hate meal replacment shakes. I want real food. I use smoothies and shakes for a snack.
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:04 PM

Have you had your Thyroid tested ? Not just TSH but for Thyroid Antibodies. The reason I ask is that I had Hypoglycemia and struggled with weight and tiredness and then found out I had low Thyroid. All my Drs had not tested my Thyroid Antibodies and just kept telling me it was 'normal'. Now I am onto Armour the weight is dropping off like magic and I don't have Hypoglycemia anymore. Autoimmune diseases happen together sometimes and as Celiac is autoimmune - you should always keep other autoimmune condiitions checked - like Hashimotos Thyroid.


I haven't actually had anything done there...I do know I have an aunt w/ thyroid problems.
I'm making an appointment first thing in the morning!

I'm not a huge fan of weight loss shakes, bars, etc either. I really ought to work out...wish I had an indoor machine. It's so cold here! I might have to do some research into trimspa :)
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Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT
Gluten-free since June 2006
Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991
Dairy-free for good since summer 2008
Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008
Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(
Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:15 PM

Anyone that has Celiac ( autoimmune ) and has a mother, sister of auntie with thyroid ( could be autoimmmune) needs proper Thyroid testing not just the TSH. You can have a normal TSH but have Thyroid Antibodies and low Thyroid function.My hair & skin never were that dry but I had all the fatigue and could not lose weight. I was dx by a Chinese asthma Dr who looked at me ( with out a blood test) and told me to see a Thyroid Dr :lol: I had to argue with 3 more Drs and specialists - by this time barely able to swallow - before they tested Antibodies. So - for someone like that - the best pill to lose weight is Armour !! Correct the metabolic problem and the weight melts off. I know someone that was on Synthroid for 12 years and lost 4 pounds despite Weight Watchers etc. Last year she went onto Amour and has lost 50 pounds like magic !! She is the weight she was as a teenager and fitter than she has been in years.
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Diagnosed May 2006 - Hashimotos Thyroid after being diagnosed in 1977 and told it didn't matter.
Diagnosed June 2006 with adrenal insufficiency.
Diagnosed June 2006 as Gluten Intolerant after I failed the Challenge Diet. Negative blood test.No biopsy.
Diagnosed June 2006 as B12 low. Needed weekly injections for a year.Still have them every 2 weeks.
Trialled Dairy Free Diet and reacted positively to that challenge in January 07.
News Flash! Coeliac Genetic Testing done April 08 . DQ2 Positive !
Diagnosed July 2010 FODMAP. Limits on Fructose, lactose, polyols, fructans. NO ONION! But I can have hard cheese, butter and cream again!!!

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:31 PM

Are there any gluten-free supplements out there that work? Appetite suppressants? Metabolism boosts? Etc....


Supplement do not work - they might be a quick, temp fix, but all it really takes (unless it's something like a thyroid issue) is exercise and eating healthfully. I'm not trying to be an arse - just being honest.
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:32 PM

Are there any gluten-free supplements out there that work? Appetite suppressants? Metabolism boosts? Etc....


Supplement do not work - they might be a quick, temp fix, but all it really takes (unless it's something like a thyroid issue) is exercise and eating healthfully. I'm not trying to be an arse - just being honest. A few tweaks here and there is usually all it takes if you have just a bit to lose.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 06:17 AM

She is the weight she was as a teenager and fitter than she has been in years.

Oh wouldn't that be nice!

Supplement do not work - they might be a quick, temp fix, but all it really takes (unless it's something like a thyroid issue) is exercise and eating healthfully. I'm not trying to be an arse - just being honest.

I know, it's the truth. I've learned it personally over the years as my habits have fluctuated. I just really don't feel like I have the extra energy to go and work out like I would need to. Plus it's cold, and I'm lazy. I kinda just want a quick fix...even though I know what I really need is a lifestyle change. :P

Definitely going to have my thyroids looked into. Do I go see my regular doc, or run over to the lab, or what?
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Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT
Gluten-free since June 2006
Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991
Dairy-free for good since summer 2008
Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008
Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(
Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:52 AM

I echo Lorka.

Supplements are NOT good for your body and are no permanent fix. Eating right, getting lots of sleep and EXERCISING are the "secrets" to weight loss. If you don't change your habits, you'll never keep the weight off, no matter how you lose it.

Have you considered weight watchers or something to that effect?

Make exercise a priority. I work 10 hour days and hit the gym right after work. I pack my stuff in a bag and make sure to take the route home that puts me right by the gym. Make it a habit - once you start, you will be more likely to keep going if it becomes a habit.
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 08:07 AM

Every time in the last couple of years I've had my thyroid checked and the doctor said it was "normal"
I tried adding some iodine and I felt good for a couple of days then I'd get a migraine from it.
So you're saying I need to see an endocrinologist then? I've read that some people had a hard time with amour and the docotors couldn't regulate the proper amount due to it being natural and had to go off of it.


Also, explain the "barely able to swallow". Does a thyroid condition cause swallowing problems? I seem to be having swallowing problems at times, like choking on water and food sometimes.

Thanks
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 02:11 AM

I echo Lorka.

Supplements are NOT good for your body and are no permanent fix. Eating right, getting lots of sleep and EXERCISING are the "secrets" to weight loss. If you don't change your habits, you'll never keep the weight off, no matter how you lose it.

Have you considered weight watchers or something to that effect?

Make exercise a priority. I work 10 hour days and hit the gym right after work. I pack my stuff in a bag and make sure to take the route home that puts me right by the gym. Make it a habit - once you start, you will be more likely to keep going if it becomes a habit.


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These Supplements are good if we find the good one which don't have any side effect I found same this product from Lame Advertisement its a good website of all supplements. I already use there 3 food supplements for loses my weight and for looks smart.
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:34 PM

I would highly encourage you to look into getting something that will enable you to exercise at home in the winter as a *long* term solution instead. I know the difficulty - it's a horrid cycle with the lack of sun, the cold, the blah!

I am very glad we built a light box (it's major overkill, but my husband and I like engineering projects, and now I have a massive 4'x4' light box in my yoga room that's bright enough I can get a full dose of light at even when three feet away), and I'm very glad we have a treadmill downstairs that encourages me to get exercise when I feel too cold to go outside and do anything else. It's HARD to get moving to do it, but every little bit helps, and it's better than trying to do it chemically.

(I've also seen LED light boxes - at Bartells drug store of all places!, but they didn't seem to have the same full spectrums that fluorescent boxes do. The LED based ones were portable, however, and most studies I've seen noted that it was light intensity, NOT spectrum that was most important for affect on brain chemical production.)
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