Gaining Muscle W/ Celiac
Posted 21 April 2010 - 04:52 PM
I have been going to the gym, on and off, since high school and my biggest problem has always been I don't put on muscle, no matter how hard I work out. At my peak I was working out 4-5 times a week, 1 1/2 hours a day (mostly lifting) and it just wasn't working out. My stomach was a mess and at best I would gain 1 or 2 pounds but mostly I just stayed the same.
Now, I have been gluten free for about 6 weeks (well, technically I got glutened 10 days ago but I'm better now). My question is, does it get easier to put on muscle mass after going gluten free? I know my intestines are still healing, and I accept that my stomach is still a little funny, but I want to work towards the future. I want to get the body I always wanted.
Any stories? theories? suggestions?
Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:59 PM
My interpretation of what has been going on in my case is that I was going through that gluten withdrawal thing, and plus my intestines have not been absorbing food properly. So, as things are beginning to heal, food (protein included, of course) will start to be better absorbed so that I will have the energy for a better workout, and finally then I hope to get some of my toning and muscle structure back. Now I have to turn what I tell my clients back to me: it takes time, don't expect over-night changes, don't overdo it, etc. etc. I'm discovering it is a lot easier to say the words than to hear and live by them!!!
In your case, I would say make sure you are getting enough protein, but don't overload your body with it. If you decide you need to increase your protein intake, do it gradually or your intestines may rebel.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 06:03 PM
Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:11 PM
Diagnosed lymphocytic colitis 2003
Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:25 PM
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 04:58 PM
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