Online Weight Loss Support?
Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:58 PM
Negative blood work, positive dietary response
Endocrinologist offered referral to GI if I needed formal diagnosis to follow the diet, otherwise just pass on wheat, barley & rye
and save my money
Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:00 PM
Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:14 PM
Thought I'd add that it can be difficult to lose weight during the early days gluten-free - especially if you had unexplained weight gain prior to removing gluten. Once the digestive system begins to heal and is able to digest and absorb nutrients properly weight adjusts. Those that had unexplained weight loss begin to gain and those of us with unexplained weight gain begin to lose.
It is important to watch the amount of processed gluten free items because these can have even more calories than the foods they are replacing. Sticking to whole foods and patience is the best plan. First you'll heal, then if the weight doesn't adjust you can concentrate on weight loss. For me I lost about 30 pounds during my first year gluten-free - eating far more than I ever had in my life - at first I just started looking lighter because I lost the bloated look from all over without losing weight. After about three months gluten-free weight started to drop.
I hope you'll heal and be able to adjust your weight at the same time, but don't worry if the weight doesn't drop right away.
Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years
3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive
10/27/09 diagnosed fibromyalgia - supplemented with amino acids - improvement followed by substantial deterioration
maybe one good hour per day for ~17 months
8/10/11 - Elimination Diet for Autoimmune Disease - incredible improvement along with clear reactions to most high lectin foods
only remaining symptom - severe heat intolerance / reaction to heat, humidity and exercise
Tomato, Pepper, Potato, Peanut, Soy, Bean, Pea, Citrus, Pineapple, Avocado, Shellfish, Dairy, Grain, Nut and Seed FREE
3/1/12 - Horrible flare -- same ol' symptoms but worse ~ 7/1/12 - Endo: Active Celiac 3+ years - as gluten-free as humanly possible.
11/15/12 - Improving once again - Almonds back - Eggs gone
12/1/12 - Histamine containing and inducing foods FREE - finally the last piece of the puzzle (I hope) -- the cause of my heat/exercise "allergy"...
...this was one of my earliest symptoms as a child -- the enzyme (DAO) needed to regulate histamine is created in the small intestine.
If you have read this far - hang in there - obtaining health with any AI is a marathon, not a sprint!
This stubbornly tenacious feisty optimist is vertical once again.
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