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rnb2114

Member Since 08 May 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 27 2013 07:13 PM
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In Topic: Overweight With Celiac

08 May 2011 - 02:24 PM

I am so relieved to see this topic. I'm not really sure how long I've been celiac -- I was only diagnosed in January, and had TERRIBLE symptoms for 6 months before that, but I had issues with fatigue for long before that -- but as soon as the symptoms started to get really bad, I gained 15 lbs in just a few months -- and I'm only 5'0. I'm in a sorority and at an all women's college, and I've always felt the pressure to look my best, so it was pretty devastating. I went up 4 whole BMI points! I still can't lose the weight, even though I've been gluten free for a few months now. I've been getting "glutened" accidentally about once a week for the past couple months, so that probably doesn't help. My clothes don't fit me right and I'm covered in icky stretch marks. How long has it taken other overweight celiacs to lose the weight after going completely gluten free? Do you have to heal completely before losing the weight?

And does anybody know WHY some people gain weight with celiac? It seems so counter-intuitive!