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Losing Weight And Frustrated
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So, since I've lost a good eight pounds from obvious steatorrhoea, which has been confirmed, aside from taking Creon, what kind of things should I do to help myself gain/keep weight? Less sugar consumption? Less fat intake? I have started eating more, and increasing my caloric intake to between 2500-3000 calories a day. I already have a fast metabolism, and I started out slim to start with. Originally I weighed 140, now I only weigh 132. I'm trying my best to keep this weight and gain more, but it's getting frustrating because I don't know even with the caloric increase if I'm actually gaining anything. Is there something you guys did to help this? Thanks.

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Are you newly gluten-free? If so, it can take time for your body to heal and begin to absorb nutrients properly. Once this happens weight/metabolism issues tend to equalize - those that lost weight gain and those that gained weight lose - for now keep up the caloric intake and increase good fats from fish, nuts, avocado, coconut, olive oils, etc.

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My son and I both lose weight every time we have problems with one or more of our foods bothering us. We have to do diet challenge/elimination studies to figure out what it is. We both get pretty obvious symptoms so that helps figure it out. Then we consume like crazy to get the weight back up again. Whole milk and whole milk yogurt helps a lot. I've just been through that and regained the 5 lbs that I had lost. My son could still use another 10 or so.

Do you just need to heal more to get rid of the steatorrhoea, or do you need to make dietary changes?

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Like GottaSki said, it could be because you're new to the diet (if you're new to it). I've been gluten free for almost two years now and have only started putting weight back on, except for some silly reason, its going all to my stomach :angry:

It'll definitely take some time, especially if you have a fast metabolism. I have one too, which could be why I took so long to put the weight on.

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Eat plenty of meats, eggs, avocadoes, fish, and nuts. I don't suggest sugar and carbs because they can cause other problems.

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