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#16 rebeccanicole88

 
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:40 AM

After you gain weight, how do you keep it on?
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

After you gain weight, how do you keep it on?


Keep eating? muscle will stay on you as long as you keep excersing
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:50 AM

At 6 feet 4 inches and 200lbs (tall and skinny) I lost 40 lbs  in 14 months on the gluten-free diet. I was eating way more protein than a body needs, and it did not help. I hated to look in a mirrow cause I looked like I was starving, nothing but skin an bones.  In the last 3 weeks I have gained 9 pounds.  Try not to concentrate on the weight lose, but stay more focused on eating gluten-free and getting your insides healed. The weight will come back when you get healed up inside. The amount of time it takes will vary depending on how much damage has been done inside. I wish the best of luck to everyone, after 14 months I thought I was on a downward spiral that would never end.

 

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

I never thought I'd have this problem. My intestines are in bad shape, and I've lost 40 lbs and keep continuing to lose. The Dr. told me that the intestines need to heal.
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#20 Halah

 
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:21 PM

OMG, There is many of us :'''),

 

Thank you Koko_girl for raising this topic, it makes us feel like we belong somewhere,

 

I have discover my gluten/Diary intolerance about 6 months ago and since then, I've been on a gluten/diary-free diet.

 

my doctor said that in the path of 6 to 12 months i will be starting to notice some weight gain :''), but unfourtently non of that happened,

 

am 39-40 Kg and 164cm, which is extremly under weight, and i've been under weight my whole life.

 

the doctor said that due to my gluten intolerance my food habits was very bad since childhood, because whenever i eat food i feel bad so i avoid eating,

 

she said its a habit thing that should change with time,

 

i guess it could help to count your calories intake daily and make sure that you get more calories than ur BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) by 500 cals at least.

 

also, try healthy food suplements like Opticomplete from Optinutrition, you can order it from www.Windhawk.com since its not avaliable in UAE. it has almost 1500 cals a scoop with vitamens and minerals. you just need to double check if it is Gluten free

 

Gud luck all :''') <3


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:22 AM

OMG, There is many of us :'''),

 

Thank you Koko_girl for raising this topic, it makes us feel like we belong somewhere,

 

I have discover my gluten/Diary intolerance about 6 months ago and since then, I've been on a gluten/diary-free diet.

 

my doctor said that in the path of 6 to 12 months i will be starting to notice some weight gain :''), but unfourtently non of that happened,

 

am 39-40 Kg and 164cm, which is extremly under weight, and i've been under weight my whole life.

 

the doctor said that due to my gluten intolerance my food habits was very bad since childhood, because whenever i eat food i feel bad so i avoid eating,

 

she said its a habit thing that should change with time,

 

i guess it could help to count your calories intake daily and make sure that you get more calories than ur BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) by 500 cals at least.

 

also, try healthy food suplements like Opticomplete from Optinutrition, you can order it from www.Windhawk.com since its not avaliable in UAE. it has almost 1500 cals a scoop with vitamens and minerals. you just need to double check if it is Gluten free

 

Gud luck all :''') <3

I'm so grateful too for this thread. It's such a relief to be able to talk about being underweight.

 

 I've always been thin (but then I may have always had celiacs!) and can't put weight on. I'm really struggling at the moment, feeling glutened but not knowing what is causing it (I am strictly gluten free). I am just hoping I feel better soon because the thought of going on an elimination diet does not fill me with joy!


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:48 AM

I got down to 110lbs before GFD, and stayed there for weeks into starting GFD. I was concerned because I didn't want to lose any more weight, weight is a problem with the women in my family my mother weights 90-95lbs. I don't want to be that small I don't feel healthy, my youngest son told me he doesn't like when I'm skinny mommies are supposed to be squishy! This comment is adorable put did kind of hurt my heart when I heard it. I have been putting on weight by eating lots of potatoes, hummus, trail mix with nuts, raisins and seeds, and lots of beans, I do lose weight every month because of my cycle, right now I'm only a few days away from it so I will probably lose some this week but I'm at 135lbs if I can keep it here I'd be happy, I just have to have some weight on me to feel healthy.
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Posted 19 May 2013 - 06:04 AM

Have you tried Pancreatic Enzymes to help break down your food?  I am not underweight, by the way.  I have been told I am carrying water,  so am not sure how I will look when I lose that.  I looked a tiny wisp of a girl in high school: I was even skinnier than a friend that suffered from Asthma attacks that she caused frequent lack of appetite for her!


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:56 PM

Wow guys thanks so much for your insight. Its so hard to know what to do.

I keep reading articles about people that cannot loose weight. This is not our case.
I'm still struggling, I think that I am also over-loading my body I'm eating all the time. At least every 2 hrs. If not I feel weak and angry.
Its crazy I used to look at food and put weight on. Now I eat like a horse no kidding and nothing.

I've read article about the hunter- gatherer Paleo diet basically all organic. High in Protein, Meats, Fish, Eggs, Vegs, Fruits, Alomond milk (instead of Rice Milk). But this eliminates Rice, Patatoes and Dairy, Soy. Apparantely Celiacs that are not seeing any results just with Gluten free diets should try it.

Another word of advice is to try taking a probiotic - i was using Florea you take it before eating as it helps build the intestine, and glutamine it helps promote recover. I've noticed that the last few days since i run out i feel weaker. So try this.

I know how you feel its a battle every day to maintain weight, let alone gain a little bit extra so the weighing scales nos change to higher instead of lower.

Hopefully we can keep eachother motivated and let eachother know of any progress along the way.

Also how do you know when you're healing? What are the signs? As no one seems to mention this.

Courage xx

 
 
Hi, I just found this site and I'm so glad to see others discussing this problem.  I eat so much and still I can't gain weight.  I just hope I'm getting some nutrients at least.  Has anyone started to gain and how long did it take.  Why does it take so long?  I feel so skinny and people think I have an eating disorder when I eat way more than I ever did before.  Thanks everyone for sharing - it sure helps to have support.  Stefie

Hi I am a male and at the moment cant seem to gain weight either.
Doctors just say you will be OK and ytour blood tests are OK in the UK they just want to save money.
I think being a guy and losing weight is really hard,i am going to try different methods and i will report back
The last time i gained weight by doing weights at the gym but i would love to find another method so i dont feel too underwieght


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:08 PM

Hi Again :D   I posted on this topic in August after I was newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  I lost alot of weight initially noting that I weighed 119 when I posted in August.  I now weigh 113.  My doctor told me my weight would eventually stabilize and it has.  I am used to the new weight (was 138 before diagnosis) and bought new clothes.  But as I mentioned in my last post, I am always hungry.  I eat much more than my husband.  I eat a good variety of foods- meats, vegetables, rice, potatoes and gluten-free breads and snacks.  I cannot have dairy still.  I still get frustrated with eating out and traveling but am still grateful that I no longer get sick.  I take multivitamins and calcum as well as B complex (helps with energy) and Biotin (as my hair really thinned out.)  My doctor said that at my last visit my bloodwork was excellent so that was great news. 

Everything takes time I guess, my stomach is so noisey at times and sometimes it still gets irritated by things like coffee, alcohol and strangely bananas.  Good luck to everyone.  These forums are such a comfort to me knowing others are in the same boat and care.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:21 PM

It is so nice to know there are others out there with the same problem. I am 5'1" have bounced between 105-115 ever since I was 18. I am now 30. Last Nov I was 109 when I was diagnosed celiac and started gluten free. I am now down to 104. And I eat so much meat I am sick of it. My days go back and forth from eating nonstop to all food looking disgusting. I know some folks are worse than me. But I work as a paramedic on a private ambulance. So I have to keep my weight up. Also the job makes it hard to eat what I want when I want. And when I am home all I want to do is sleep. I ate larabar for awhile but got tired of them. Money is tight. But I have a freezer full of beef. So far I can have dairy so sometimes I make roll ups with salami and cream cheese. But can't much cause my hubby eats my salami and he is 5'9"and 240#. It gets very discouraging. Back when I ate gluten it only took 3-4 mo to get back to 115. And I would be there 4-8 mo till the next bronchitis bout. The good thing is I have not had any resp infection this year and I can lift and carry 100# with little difficulty. Thank you all for sharing your story. it really helps. Any other ideas would be awesome. Oh and I eat nuts every day and I eat pb by the spoonful. Some time I wake up at 3am hungry so I eat huge spoon of pb and a juice box so I can sleep.
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