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I cannot seem to lose edema and weight since I've been on celiac diet. All my other sypmtoms have improved but weight gain or loss seems almost unrelated to what I eat and how much exercise I've had. The edema keeps getting worse despite being on a mild diuretic. Everyone else seems to have less edema but mine is worsening. I have been gluten free completely (I hope) since January.

Help please!

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Having celiac doesn't mean you lose weight or gain it. It's seriously different from person to person. Some people gain, some lose, and some are unaffected, and regardless of how much they weighed before going gluten free.

What you can do is to minimize or eliminate processed and ready-made foods (and grains if you're willing) from your diet, and stick to cooking with natural foods that don't require a label to know what's in them. Also 20 min of motion a day if you don't already have the habit (at least two hours a week would be good) to keep your metabolism in check.

This is not a diet, it's just that your body type probably doesn't handle grains and processed foods so well, and it's telling you that by storing fat.

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Having celiac doesn't mean you lose weight or gain it. It's seriously different from person to person. Some people gain, some lose, and some are unaffected, and regardless of how much they weighed before going gluten free.

What you can do is to minimize or eliminate processed and ready-made foods (and grains if you're willing) from your diet, and stick to cooking with natural foods that don't require a label to know what's in them. Also 20 min of motion a day if you don't already have the habit (at least two hours a week would be good) to keep your metabolism in check.

This is not a diet, it's just that your body type probably doesn't handle grains and processed foods so well, and it's telling you that by storing fat.

Thanks so much for your input!

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You might consider lifting some weights also, assuming your joints do not protest. Something simple like dumbell curls or push ups. The act of pushing the muscles burns some calories but the real benefit is that any added muscle burns more calories just by virtue of being there.

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I cannot seem to lose edema and weight since I've been on celiac diet. All my other sypmtoms have improved but weight gain or loss seems almost unrelated to what I eat and how much exercise I've had. The edema keeps getting worse despite being on a mild diuretic. Everyone else seems to have less edema but mine is worsening. I have been gluten free completely (I hope) since January.

Help please!

Have you had your thyroid checked ??

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I do take thyroid supplements but the last time it was checked, it was normal. I'm wondering if it could be inadequate absorption of protein. Apparently this can cause edema, especially in lower limbs which is where my problem is worse. Any ideas?

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