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Member Since 07 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 12 2012 12:49 PM

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In Topic: Training And Energy Management

12 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

Hey Guys,

I have just recently been diagnosed with celiac and have now been gluten free for two and a half weeks, first week and a half was really good, lost 2kgs and started to look a fair bit leaner almost straight away, but this last week I have been riding the roller coaster of energy highs and lows but I haven't really changed anything I have been eating compared to my first week.
I train as a rower and I currently am doing around 12-13 training sessions per week.
are there any tips from anyone out there on how to manage my energy better or is this just a part of the diet change over?
also can I expect to be able to gain a bit more muscle as I have never in my life found it possible to make decent muscle gains from the work I do.



I'm a swimmer and train 6 days a week. When I went gluten free, I was about 2 months out from a big meet. Because of the dietary restrictions, and my inability at the time to find enough of a variety of foods to eat, I did feel like I was eating the same things all the time and my energy levels dropped initially. I would say that for training, it took a good 6 months before I started feeling stronger. I definitely felt "better" in the sense that I had no more digestive issues. Evening workouts were really tough for me, and morning ones the easiest to handle (energy-wise). I think it takes your body quite a while to adapt to the dietary change especially with a high training volume. I lost about 2 pounds a week for a few months... But I also cut out all processed foods and am now eating a paleo diet. 8 months of gluten-free living and training and I think I am completely adapted now. I eat a lot more naturally high-fat foods (avocado, salmon, nuts) but very little sugar outside of fruits and vegetables (1 cube of sugar in my tea in the morning). I struggled at first to get enough calories and early on, resorted to eating plain potatoe chips (I think I was craving calories and salt), but I make sure I add some salt to my otherwise naturally low-sodium diet. Drinking enough water helps make sure your low energy levels are not due to dehydration...

I could go on and on... I think I am close to finding the right formula that works for me (nutrition-wise). Hope this helps...

In Topic: Overall Sick Feeling After Eating

12 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this website/forum, so bear with me if I am just rehashing old news...

I was diagnosed with celiac 5 months ago and went gluten free immediately. I noticed a drastic reduction in my symptoms within about 2 and 1/2 months (yay), but now I have new symptoms (boo). I am losing weight (whereas, on gluten I was gaining weight due to constant cravings for food since I wasn't absorbing nutirients) and I am always sick after eating. It doesn't happen right away and I know I'm not eating any gluten at all, so don't bother asking that. Some examples of meals I have had recently are:

Grilled chicken and veges (made at home in a gluten free kitchen)
Salad (greens, cucumber, tomatoes, homemade vinaigrette)
Mashed potatoes and asparagus (made at home)

I really have a hard time working after lunch because I feel tired and nauseas and just want to lay down and go to sleep. What is wrong with me?

I have a similar issue... But I think it's related to the water I used to drink in my tea (that I made at work). I never have this problem at home and I eat the same meals as I do at home except that I wash my dishes at the office that I re-use every lunch hour. Could it be the water at work?

In Topic: McDonald's Fries In Canada? Gluten-Free?

26 March 2012 - 05:12 PM

McDonald's fries are gluten-free? This is very bad news for me!!!! I've been eating a strict diet of fruits, veggies and meat for a month now!

In Topic: Lundberg Rice Chips

08 March 2012 - 11:11 AM

Yes, I've heard of several people who have reacted to them.

Yep, I have. But maybe I am sensitive to brown rice... It's only been 3 weeks since I realized what was going on.

In Topic: Advil And Tylenol

08 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

Advil is okay and Tylenol Extra strength and Bufferin Extra Strength (500 mg) are also okay. I'm highly sensitive and have used these all on occasion through the years.


Actually, not ALL Advil products are gluten-free...

I am allergic to gluten. Is it all right for me to take this product?

AdvilŪ Liqui-GelsŪ, AdvilŪ Migraine and AdvilŪ PM Liqui-GelsŪ all contain a wheat derivative, and are not gluten-free. You should check with your doctor if you have any concerns about taking this product.

Taken on March 8, 2012 from the Advil website: http://www.advil.com/faqs

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