I'v Gained More Weight
Posted 23 March 2004 - 04:21 PM
Posted 24 March 2004 - 11:01 AM
Also, I have heard that the body has a "self preservation" trait. So that if it has gotten used to being deprived of fat and nutrients, when it begins to get them, it will store anything and everything in case it gets deprived again. I'm not a doc, so I don't know if this is true, but it makes sense to me.
Son has been gluten-free since December 2001
Posted 24 March 2004 - 05:09 PM
Posted 25 March 2004 - 10:05 AM
It's definately a sign you are getting healthier and absorbing food! Keep up the good work.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 04:56 PM
Posted 13 May 2004 - 04:24 AM
ANY suggestion beside eating gluten???
I need to loose the special bread and bagels I guess, there sooo fattening.
Posted 13 May 2004 - 06:29 AM
I don't eat those incredibly fattening (and expensive) gluten-free breads and treats. I started watching my portions and realized I was still eating huge amounts of food just like I did before going gluten-free. Except now I'm absorbing all those calories and fat that I wasn't absorbing before. I did sort of a modified Weight Watchers, not one of the low-carb things. And I started exercising. Walking every day and lifting weights 2-3 times a week.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 02:56 AM
How is this possible??
Okay, so my nickname used to be 'stringbean' and maybe at times I was a little underweight but I am rapidly approaching the dangerous zone of being 'comfortable' and described as 'healthy looking' (which in my world means, ever so slightly chubby).
I don't know if its because I spend all day eating carbs - rice, rice-cakes, gluten free pasta, potatoes... Please - any ideas on what I can eat so I still have the energy to exercise yet my waist stays a nice 25" as it should be would be fantastic. Have finally gotten over the whole wanting to burst into tears in the supermarket thing, now am just approaching it whenever I see myself walking past a mirror. Wonderful. Fantastic. GRRR.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 09:21 AM
When I choose to completely ignore my body signals to eat, I lose too much weight and go the other way.
When I eat nutrient rich food, like brown rice, fresh vegetables, salmon, nuts, and fruit, my body weight goes back to normal, as does my health.
Fat is a symptom of malnutrition.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 11:21 AM
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you." Numbers 6:24-25
Posted 20 May 2004 - 09:13 AM
Regarding carbohydrates, you don't need massive amounts of them to have energy for exercise. A little bit goes a long way. I actually feel I have more energy the less I eat. You won't recover from your workout quite as fast, but you probably won't gain the weight, either.
Posted 25 May 2004 - 08:25 PM
What I found interesting is that alot of the gluten-free flours have higher calories and some have a higher glycemic index (sugar content) so our bodies crave more carbs faster. So, not only are our bodies absorbing more, in many cases, our breads, cookies, etc. have more calories than the wheat flour ones! No fair!
Anyway, if you want a plan for loosing the weight, check out South Beach. You will feel better on the inside and out!
Posted 26 May 2004 - 10:37 AM
But that has been where I have been stuck at. I am also an extremely active person, I walk a lot and am on my feet anywhere from 5 to 10 hours a day.
I need to put on about 15 more pounds. I am still battling my way up the weight chart.
Posted 26 May 2004 - 07:58 PM
HOWEVER, I learned 3 years ago through a program called ThinWithin (a nondiet, grace oriented approach to lasting weight control) that I could trust my BODY to tell me when and how much food it needed to maintain my ideal weight, IF I obeyed my hunger and satisfaction cues to only begin to eat when I was truly, physiologically hungry and stop eating when I felt satisfied. Learning that I had celiac disease helped me understand why I previously could eat sooooo much more (and actually was hungry for soooo much more) and still maintain my weight, than other women my age and size. Now that my intestines are healing and I'm eating those dense, higher calorie gluten free carbs (along with my regular healthy diet of vegies, fruits, proteins and fats), I find that I am satisfied with much LESS food. One of those teeny slices of gluten free bread (with peanut butter and jam), a small piece of fruit and a latte for breakfast lasts me 4-6 hours. Whereas, the gluten-full cereals or toast I previously ate only lasted me 2-4 hours. I needed SOOO much more of the gluten-full stuff to feel full--and then I really didn't feel satisfied--probably because I wasn't absorbing the nutrients. Of course, I learned through ThinWithin to let my stomach tell me when and how much to eat, rather than my eyes (to take mega portions and 'clean my plate') or my heart (to soothe negative emotions). So going from gluten-full to gluten-free allowed me to eat much less for more satisfaction. I don't mind the higher priced gluten-free breads and pastries, because they last so much longer, because I don't NEED as much to feel satisfied.
I also suspected that gluten-free starches (made with rice flour, etc.) might be higher on the glycemic index and make my blood sugar peak and plummet after meals. However, I have in later years combined the high glycemic foods (like breads and cereals) with low glycemic stuff (fiber from fruits and vegies, fats and proteins) so I wouldn't experience those glycemic peaks and valleys. So I did the same with gluten-free foods, eating cookies only with cheese and apples for MEALS, not snacks, and bread with eggs or peanut butter, etc. I also purposely chose higher fiber varieties of gluten-free breads and cookies (since constipation was initially one of my 'symptoms'). Amazingly, I found that the gluten-free breads did NOT produce those reactive hypoglycemic symptoms I previously experienced from the gluten-full starches, even when I nibbled a bit while I was preparing a meal. Perhaps my previous reactive hypoglycemia resulted from consuming gluten-full foods which my body did NOT absorb. Since my intestines didn't digest the rest of the nutrients from the gluten containing breads (after digesting the simple sugars), I just received a big sugar load from the gluten filled stuff. Whatever happened, I felt much shakier and unsatisfied after eating much MORE gluten containing foods and NOW feel much more stable and satisfied after eating much LESS gluten-free starches (which I balance with proteins and fats).
So I don't believe people recovering from celiac have to gain UNWANTED weight, if they listen to their bodies and obey their hunger and satisfaction cues. Their bodies will need LESS gluten free foods. So if they obey their body cues, they will consume only the amount of calories they need to maintain a healthy body weight. Of course, if they were underweight, their bodies will add weight to reach their healthy ideal. HOWEVER, if they had developed irresponsible eating habits like eating to celebrate, cope with stress, numb painful feelings, or for any reason other than physical hunger, their bodies will no longer let them 'get away with' excess calories, once their intestines recover.
I'm really glad gluten-free foods are so calorie dense and satisfying. I hated having to eat every 3-4 hours. I really like being able to survive just fine on only 3 meals a day rather than 3 plus 2 snacks because I was so hungry all the time. I really enjoy experiencing normal hunger, rather than low blood sugar, shaky hunger, when I need to eat. I'm so happy to be finally free of intestinal pain that I'm focussing on substitution NOT deprivation.
There's not ONE gluten-full food I can't substitute with healthier (pain-free) gluten free varieties. Oh WAIT--I take that back. I used to eat cardboard tasting High Fiber (gluten-full) cereal to cope with my ongoing constipation (which was symptomatic of celiac). ("IBS" diets recommended lots of high fiber cereals to cope with the constipation--just the opposite of what I needed!) I haven't found a gluten free substitute for that high fiber gluten filled cardboard yet. But I don't need to. Healing my intestines has finally resolved that lifelong 'regularity problem'. I've eaten enough high fiber cereal to last for a lifetime. It's great to eat peanut butter and jam on gluten free toast or my homemade gluten free date nut bread for breakfast. I love being free of 'fiber for regularity' worries as well as that excruciating pain!!
Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.
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