I could be wrong, but I was under the impression that Muscle Milk was NOT gluten free. This could be why he gets migraines after drinking it? My mom orders a special gluten-free protein shake for me and her while my dad (who is a non Celiac) drinks the Muscle Milk. I also drink Ensure Shakes for extra calories and vitamins and those say Gluten Free right on the bottle.
I am very leary of anything that claims to help you loose weight but on a whim I tried Alchochofa. The only reason is because it did NOT claim to boost your metabolism. So I gave it a month and I have lost 17 lbs.. Ok maybe closer to 5 weeks. Before that I had an out of control appetite and was gaining weight.
I wish I could say I feel great but I have been dealing with medical and dental issues. In and out of facilities, surgeries etc. I am exhausted from it and medication. (we finally got insurance, haven't had any for 11 years)
Ok so this stuff is mainly apple cider vinegar, artichoke extract, fennel... I have no appetite. I am indifferent to food which is good as it makes it easier to make wiser choices. I no longer crave fast food, fried food or sugars.
All this sounds wonderful but.... I rarely eat more than say.... 800-1000 calories a day. For my height and weight, I need more than that.
if you loose weight by eating very little, you will have to eat very little to maintain. I don't want that to happen.
Example of my day:
I force myself to eat breakfast but most of the time I skip it. egg and bacon OR 1 banana
Lunch couple of ounces of baked chicken, watermelon
Dinner: Grilled shrimp, Veggies
Snack: some sort of nutrient gluten-free bar. Nuts, dried fruit, high in vitamins.
Little to no grains. Too much corn has an adverse effect, gluten-free of course, I cut most sugar and grain carb because when I eat even a moderate amount it makes me sick.
Ugh, I am unsure where to make the change because I have undergone so many changes as it is in the past few months. I am confused by my own body.
It's hard to really make a change when you see the scale going down. I have 18lbs to get to what I feel is a good solid healthy weight and size for me.
You really need to force yourself to eat and up those calories. I cannot stress this enough. I lost 25 lbs. rapidly due to emotional stress/lack of appetite and was also not getting enough calories each day. About 2-3 months after I lost all the weight, my hair started falling out of my head. I have lost about half my hair volume. This is a nightmare, and it's a fairly common occurrence after rapid weight loss and calorie restriction. I'm also a member of a forum called Calorie Count, and there are so many women on there who lost weight too quickly, cut calories or starved themselves and are now dealing with massive hair loss.
Thanks everyone for your replies. I guess I haven't been doing as bad as I thought. I have been eating a lot of fish, avocados, eggs, peanut butter, nuts, red meat, milk products, soy products, etc. I add flaxseed oil onto everything I can for extra cals. I also supplement with Ensure shakes and gluten-free protein shakes. I usually intake anywhere from 1,600 to 2,200 calories a day, but I'm still not gaining weight. I'm going to continue tracking my calories and try to up them by another 500 a day or so and see if I start gaining again. Thanks again, everyone!
with your hair falling out- and a family member with celiac- you should get your thyroid hormones checked out by your doc! thyroid issues are common with gluten intolerance- and can cause your hair to fall out.
i too will lose a lot of weight if i'm not eating any complex carbs.... but adding rice or rice pasta to my daily diet quickly keeps 5-10lbs on me. i hope you can experiment- there really is a ton of food out there while still being gluten free & grain free
My doc tested for everything including my thyroid and everything came back normal. As I mentioned, my hair loss didn't start until after I lost 25 lbs. really quickly and was underweight. I had not previously had problems with hair loss, and all my doctors are pretty much in agreement that eating right and getting my weight up will eventually cause the hair to grow back (it's the same kind of hair loss that anorexics experience after starving themselves for a period of time). I was underweight and not eating right for about six months hence the hair issues.
I am definitely going to start eating more rice! I hadn't even thought of that, and I'm sure it's packed with carbs and will help me put on weight. Thanks for the suggestion.
I just posted a similar topic because I did not see this one. Basically, you have answered my questions! I have 8 cavities at the age of 24, gingivitis that may morph into peridontal disease. My mom also has Celiac and has 18 cavities, crowns, caps and receding gums that will eventually require a gum transplant. We also both have yellowish-transparent teeth that I guess is due to thin enamel?
Sucks that Celiac can cause this. I am scared that in the next 10-20 years, I'll have twice the cavities and will need major dental work to fix all these problems (I don't have dental insurance either). It's such a nightmare!