I have a serious candy addiction---it's my go-to food and sometimes I eat candy in the morning,before breakfast. I know this can't be healthy or normal. I have Hashimoto's and overweight, in spite of daily regular exercise. I'm now a size 20-22 so don't know why I bother to exercise....seems like a time waster.
I don't know if I eat candy for emotional or hormonal reasons,don't know. I just know I will sit and eat half a bag of candy without even realizing it or unable to stop. Besides the candy, I don't eat healthy but I'm trying to get better with this. Chex or Fruity Pebbles in the morning;veggies,baked beans or sandwich in the afternoon with dinner similiar to lunch.
I've struggled with an eating disorder for years so I never learned how to eat healthy and can't spend much on food,either.
I consumed a portion of a large pretzel because my GI says I don't need to avoid gluten. Had pretzel yesterday;ever since,I've experienced IBS symptoms again,crapping all over the place. Not pretty. So could the GI be wrong and I am Celiac or gluten intolerant? I suppose I will never know as I can't get diagnosed,just going by symptoms.
Went to GI for follow-up after colonoscopy/upper endoscopy in March. Follow-up lasted all of 5 minutes,if that. He said colonoscopy was normal,endoscopy showed mild erosion,but that's common,so he wasn't too concerned. Said biopsies were all normal,no Celiac or gluten sensitivity. I'd told him I'd gone gluten-free and felt better and he said if I wanted to stay on diet I could,but I don't need to. I'll need acid reflux meds forever,he said. Follow-up in a year's time. The end.
I went gluten-free a month ago after endoscopy/colonoscopy was done. No diagnosis but I went gluten--free anyway. Lost 4 pounds since then; I am now 241. Still a size 18/20 but everyone says I look good. I do exercise regularly,walk 45 minutes a day and use hand weights. I'm very fit and toned but I am retaining a ton of fluid. I was hoping to lose more than a few pounds,but I guess that's something. I go back to GI on Friday for a follow-up. He says I am so not Celiac.
Went to my PCP today.....not sure if she's a keeper but tired of going through doctors like socks. She made a big deal out of my going back to the shrink for depression and fatigue. I've only been to about ten counselors,so sick of therapy already. She said I don't have Celiac as the colonoscopy was normal but if I felt like sticking to the gluten-free diet,go ahead. I did lose a few pounds on the scale, but she was not impressed,although I have not lost anything in years. She said my edema is from all the weight I put on and I need to lose the pounds if I want to lose the edema. My heartbeat's very irregular (was irregular at endo's office two months ago,also) so I was given an ECG. Test turned out fine so doctor said to lose weight,see a sleep specialist for the fatigue,see the shrink. Yeah, I was given an appointment for the sleep specialist. Not sure if I should go.