Hi. This is my first time on this message board, but the whole purpose for me looking on it is because of weight gain. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in April this year (4 months ago!!). Since then, I have gained 13 pounds and I can't seem to lose any of it! In fact, I only seem to inch upward, little by little. I'm so frustrated! I don't eat nearly what I used to before I was on a gluten-free diet. I feel like I'm hungry all the time and I feel completely deprived of all the wonderful foods I used to love. Now, to top it all off, I've gained all this weight. HELP! Any suggestions besides starving myself even more and exercising like a crazy person? Healthwise, I feel better since going on a gluten-free diet, but mentally, I'm major bummed!
I am right there with you. I have been gluten free since May 2010 and have gained 25 pounds. My GI doc says that I need to exercise for an hour every day and watch what I eat. I do that and I am still inching up on the scales. It seems that I read somewhere that your body is so in shock that it holds on to every thing it gets due to being deprived for so long. I don't know if I buy that but I do know that I have to watch my diet closely and apparently that is not enough. Please inform if you get a good answer, I am frustrated too
I have considered a nutritionist, but I know that is expensive so I do as much research as I can to find healthy low fat low calorie gluten free foods but I am still packing it on. Wish I could be of more help.