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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Good MOrning,

I have been wheat free/gluten free for about a month now. Is it normal to lose weight? I've lost close to 8-10 pounds which I guess I don't mind, but I am not really trying. I have not been eating well lately, trying to get everything figured out, but just was wondering if others lost weight when they first started the diet?

Bernadette

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I didn't becasue I ate like a pig on doctor's orders (and because my starved body craved calories). Unless, you have other food problems, there's no reason at all not to eat well. Just eat basic meat (lots of it) along with fresh vegetables and fruit, rice, potatoes and corn. Add in other stuff as you figure out what is and isn't safe.

richard

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I was really surprised when I saw weight loss because thought I was eating pretty good. I lost 25 pounds in the last 12 weeks and I do need to lose more but like richard mentioned before me, I just stopped the gluten items and ate meat potatoes, veggies and fruit. I found the adjustment really easy and feel soooo much better. I think now my weight will not come off as easy because I am adjusting to all of this but I do worry that I am getting enough calories daily.

Good luck!

Melissa

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Seems logical to me... if your body hasn't been absorbing nutrients properly, it'd be much the same as people that don't eat very often - the body will store everything it can to draw on for energy later. Once you start providing energy on a regular basis, no need to store as much. Make sense? :blink:

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When I was first diagnosed I weighed about 175 lbs (overweight for age 19), after the first 6 mo's of being gluten-free I began losing weight steadily. Within the first year I was down to 129 lbs. I now vary between 130 and 137 depending on if I eat anything with substance that week. My nutritionist was worried at worried, but I am healthier now than I was then. I eat when I'm hungry and eat whatever I feel like (gluten-free of course). I was told that now it would be difficult for me to gain weight because I'm vegetarian on top of gluten-free. Talk to a nutritionist if you are really concerned though.

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Hi, I lost 72 pounds in 3 months, thats when I got diagnosed, after the diet I continued loosing weight for about a good 3 months just because it took that long for my system to get back to normal. Now I'm at a pretty steady weight. You need to look at the diet were on, its really a very healthy one, so of course were going to weigh less than we did when we ate donuts, pizza, hamburgers. ( Don't mean to tempt anyone with those words). And you have been gluten free for only a month so I doubt very much your body is back to normal and completely healed yet. If you loose a bunch of weight in a short time after being on the diet for a awhile a would then start to look in finding out why? But its sounds pretty normal to me. Good luck.

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