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Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Weight Gain?


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#1 LCrutch

 
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:25 AM

About a year ago I was diagnosed with Celiac's. I was and still am a vegetarian. I can't even think about eating meat! Since going gluten-free I have gained 47lbs!!!!! I excercise 3-5 times a week (45-60 min. each). I steer away from gluten-free breads, rice, and most desserts. I eat 600-1000 calories a day which I list in a food journal. (If I eat more, I gain) I have seen a dietitian, who had no idea why I was gaining weight and suggestested eating more protein and more calories, which resulted in 17 lbs in 3 weeks added to the initial 30 I gained in the first 3 months of going gluten-free. I have been to the local Physicians weightloss center, which can't help me because I am a vegeterian. No matter what I do I can''t get the weight off! I am desperate...
Any suggestions?
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:37 PM

About a year ago I was diagnosed with Celiac's. I was and still am a vegetarian. I can't even think about eating meat! Since going gluten-free I have gained 47lbs!!!!! I excercise 3-5 times a week (45-60 min. each). I steer away from gluten-free breads, rice, and most desserts. I eat 600-1000 calories a day which I list in a food journal. (If I eat more, I gain) I have seen a dietitian, who had no idea why I was gaining weight and suggestested eating more protein and more calories, which resulted in 17 lbs in 3 weeks added to the initial 30 I gained in the first 3 months of going gluten-free. I have been to the local Physicians weightloss center, which can't help me because I am a vegeterian. No matter what I do I can''t get the weight off! I am desperate...
Any suggestions?


Have you been screened for diabetes and thyroid disfunction?
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 06:07 PM

Have you been screened for diabetes and thyroid disfunction?


GOOD, GOOD point! I used to be the Director of Marketing at one of the largest organic vegetarian companies in the United States. We had dozens of consumers just like you who ate our wholesome meat-free & organic items. Yet, they gained weight.

Get tested for both, but also have them run a full blood analysis on you.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:06 AM

About a year ago I was diagnosed with Celiac's. I was and still am a vegetarian. I can't even think about eating meat! Since going gluten-free I have gained 47lbs!!!!!

Are you female? Are you in menopause? When I started menopause, I gained 30lbs. Now 4 years later, my weight is starting drop again. I'm following a very low fat vegetarian diet no junk food. Are you low fat? I only allow myself a few tablespoons a week of evoo. I try to follow McDougall, I eat a lot of potatoes because I gain very easily from rice or gluten free processed foods. I try very hard to avoid cheese, if I have cheese it's low fat cheese like paneer, or goat cheese and I have low fat or fat free greek yogurt. I'm about 10 lbs down and 20 more to go and it's coming off 1-2 lbs a week now. I walk 20-30 mins 3 days a week and work out on my Total Gym 2-3 times a week.

Plus, get your vitamin D levels checked. If your D is low, you won't lose. It should be over 40. I didn't start losing until mine was over 40. Also drink 64 oz of water a day. The very act of drinking water, makes the body burn more calories to process the water. Also what the other memembers said about having the thyroid checked. Mine was middle of the road normal.
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