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Posted 21 September 2005 - 11:02 AM

I self diagnosed myself as gluten intolerant about three or four months ago. When I stopped eating gluten food, I lost about ten pounds but I haven't lost anymore weight (which I need to lose a whole bunch more). I am very conscience if what I am eating contains gluten but I travel for my job and it is hard when I am always eating in restaurants (I try to talk to the chef or waitress but sometimes they don't always comply or they say they will and then I feel awful after eating).

Lately I don't feel hungry at all and when I eat, I end up not eating a lot and my weight still hasn't budged.

Does anyone have any advice on how I can get my weight to start going down again?

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 12:20 PM

You probably don't want to hear this, but EXERCISE! That will start the downward spiral with your weight again. And make sure you eat breakfast. If you don't, your body stays in sleep mode and you don't burn very many calories. Once you eat, your metabolism perks up and starts burning fuel. Try to eat mainly complex carbohydrates ( brown rice, quinoa, amaranth) protein, and lots of vegetables. Good luck!
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 02:49 PM

Kudos to Terri. Exercise is very important!

Your weight might not be moving because your body has a window, where you can vary your calorie intake, but still maintain the same weight. For example, one day you might eat 1600 (low), and the next 1900, and your body will the scale won't move. Don't decrease your food intake too much either because this can cause a permanent decrease in your metabolism. THe key is to eat lots of clean food, and balance it out with exercise. To lose weight, you don't have to deprive yourself of food.

Good luck!

PS. If I were you, I would talk to/get diagnosed by a doctor. He/she would likely do other tests that might be helpful as a good screening tool. There could be something else going on, other than gluten intolerance. Check it out!
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 02:56 PM

Does anyone have any advice on how I can get my weight to start going down again?

My advice would be to stay 100% gluten free. Check for gluten in everything that goes in or near your mouth, even lipstick, shampoo, suncreen, ect. Also, like the others have said, eating breakfast and exercise can help. From what I have read, it is important to excersise and eat regular healthy meals.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 05:29 PM

I used to be obese and am now a healthy weight and I can tell what to expect. Watch your portions very carfully and eat mostly green veggies, low fructose fruits like berries and protien rich foods. These foods digest slowly and you won't eat as much. No processed sugar or junk food at all. Drink lots of water too. EXERCISE IS MANDATORY. Dieting alone will not work by itself.

What will happen is your body will lose quite a bit in the beginning and then stop for a while. Keep dieting and exercising anyway because the weight loss will kick in again. I found that there would be a week where the weight would come off then 2-3 weeks where I would not lose weight. During this time my body would start to change shape. I would notice that my clothes fit differently even though I wasn't losing pounds. This will take time but it takes persistance and it is so worth it.
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 03:56 AM

Thanks everyone!!!!!
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 08:25 AM

Also, even when traveling, you need to avoid getting glutened. I know it can be tough, but you have to do it. Some of the things I do: get an extended stay place where I can get a kitchenette and cook my own meals. Get fruit/nuts/deli meat from a grocery store for lunches. Peanut butter and rice cakes, baby, peanut butter and rice cakes! ;-)
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