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Hi guysI've been on a gluten free diet for 2 days now and I often did myself extremely hungry during the day. I was never much of an eater before going on this diet due to gluten intolerance (I weigh 124lb and I'm 5"11) but I feel like with this diet I'm constantly eatingggg. What's going on? Has anyone experienced this too?Please share ur experience. Thnx

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You're in the healing and withdrawal process. It's totally normal. When you first go gluten free your body is healing all that villi damage. I think of it like a huge construction crew rolls out to rebuild and they need raw materials. Your body demands food to fuel it for the job it's about to do. It feels like you're starving and you can't eat enough food no matter how much you eat. It goes away.

If I get glutened now I am starving until my body repairs the damage.

It takes awhile to heal. It took me a full 6 months to have one symptom free day. I had noticeable improvements right away but full healing took awhile.

Eat a healthy, clean diet. Don't start eating gluten free junk foods. Your body needs to heal so it needs good fuel and lots of it. If you're hungry eat.

Don't be alarmed if all of a sudden a bunch of foods bother you. People sometimes go through a period where everything upsets their stomach. It will pass.

Make sure you are totally gluten free. Read old threads on here. Post if you have questions. Clean out your kitchen. Replace your toaster. Replace plastics and wooden stuff for cooking. Get a new colander.

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Can you tolerate oats? If you can, get some certified gluten-free oats, and have yourself a nice big bowl of porridge, of the recommended daily intale for coeliacs, and add honey or some healthy fruits to it. It will keep you full for HOURS and HOURS!

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Can you tolerate oats? If you can, get some certified gluten-free oats, and have yourself a nice big bowl of porridge, of the recommended daily intale for coeliacs, and add honey or some healthy fruits to it. It will keep you full for HOURS and HOURS!

It's funny you say that...I've never once eaten oats and not been starving within 30 minutes. Now, I don't eat oats....

And gluten-free oats are one of those things a newly gluten-free person needs to ease into. Some people have an intolerance and on top of that it's a straight shot of grain -which some people have a problem with processing.

I would suggest ensuring you're eating plenty of healthy proteins and fats in your meals.

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I would suggest ensuring you're eating plenty of healthy proteins and fats in your meals.

I had to seriously up my intake of protein before I stopped feeling like I was starving all the time. I found that eating it in small amounts throughout the day was better than having it only at meals. For a while I felt like I was eating all the time since I had to snack between meals in order to not get cranky.

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I have the same exact issue. I've been gluten-free for almost a year and I've never had such a good appetite. I've definitely put my focus on protein rather than carbs. I'm going to try to experiment with higher protein and fatty foods (healthy fat).

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It's funny you say that...I've never once eaten oats and not been starving within 30 minutes. Now, I don't eat oats....

And gluten-free oats are one of those things a newly gluten-free person needs to ease into. Some people have an intolerance and on top of that it's a straight shot of grain -which some people have a problem with processing.

I would suggest ensuring you're eating plenty of healthy proteins and fats in your meals.

It must be just me, but I can't have a teaspoon and I'm full for the week :P

I never knew that though, about easing into oats! Thank you.

Fats and proteins are what you need to watch though - healthy ones will control your appetite.

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I am glad to read this. My daughter (diagnosed 5 months ago) has been eating us out of house and home. I have been buying a lot of "gluten free" prepackaged food so she'd feel normal. It just isn't holding her.

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