I'm sorry if this is repetitious. I had posted a similar question in an earlier thread, but for the life of me couldn't find it. I finally did, and than you to those who provided some options.
This post adds a little more info. Any further suggestions would be appreciated.
I have been on a gluten free diet for about three years. The change after going on it was remarkable. That said, I have a tough time gaining weight.
This was brought to the forefront recently when I had to resign from a new job because of excessive weight loss. (I went from 162 pounds to 147 pounds in 10 days).
At 5'11", 147 pounds is just too thin.
I also am lactose intolerant and albumin intolerant, which means no dairy or eggs. I am on medication the prevents my eating just any time because it must be taken every eight hours on an empty stomach. No food two hours before or one hour after.
One of the side effects of some of the medications I take is what is sometimes called pre-diabetes or hyperglycemia. As a result, I must watch my intake of sweets and carbohydrates, although this problem really hasn't progressed and I have managed to keep in under control by making sure my meals contain a balance of protein and carbohydrates.
Anemia is also a problem, but, again, I have managed to keep this in check so far.
Malabsorbsion is an issue, both because of the celiac and other health issues.
To make matters more difficult, some of the medications I take cause lipoatrophy and lipodystrophy, which is a loss of body fat on the arms, legs and face, and an accumulation of fat in a hump at the top of the spine and around the internal organs.
Combined with my weight loss, this has made me look like a concentration camp survivor.
Any thoughts or suggestions regarding how I might be able to gain weight would certainly be appreciated. I have searched through cookbooks, other books and resources, and tried to tackle it on my own, without much success.
Edited by hungryman, 08 September 2005 - 12:57 PM.