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Member Since 30 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 05 2012 01:37 PM

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Underweight Need Help Please

01 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

So I am new to the gluten free and gluten intolerant world... took 4 years of digestion pains amongst other painful symptoms... The worst part has always been the absolute love for food.. but no obvious reasons why i couldnt enjoy a good meal without being in pain... Now that i have just started gluten free I am quickly feeling hopeless on how complicated making a decent meal has become... I know I am new and I need to start simple.. But the facts are that im 128 pounds at 5' 10".... Im underweight pretty badly... I use to be a healthy 160+... I really need to get weight back on... I am going to make my first tour of the grocery store from a gluten free perspective at the beginning of the week. What can you all suggest that will be good for getting on weight but not requiring me to eat so much im making myself sick... I am enjoying the solid painless meals and would like to keep them painless haha :)

New Here, New To This.......

30 October 2012 - 07:55 PM


So I have a bit of a story as to why im here. Several years back I was in the military and underwent a series of emotional and physical stresses I would label as severe. During the middle of these experiences I became very sick with stomach issues. This led to lots of other things, bad troubles sleeping, stomach discomfort, diahrea, severe fatigue, cloudy thoughts... The doctors in the Navy had a hayday experimenting with all sorts of possibilities as to what was wrong with me. I dropped like 40 pounds after several months of this. Eventually the doctors were baffled to a point they discharged me ( I assume out of fear for whatever reason) honorably. I became so fed up with doctors over the next year and trying to figure out what was wrong with me. May i add that i had a very horrible diet in my life for the whole extent of this...Living on all sorts of unhealthy combinations... I have always been a huge bread fanatic over the course of my life... Either way this all led to me dealing with these symptoms constantly for years. I was so fed up with doctors not finding out whats wrong that i took it upon myself to try and manage. Medicines and therapies did not help. Just recently over the past few months I resorted to trying to find dietary reasons for my problems.... It has essentially led me here... I have spent the past 2 days strictly gluten free with nothing but rice, plain chicken, hemp oil, and a couple other small things to keep myself fed... I am noticing a much greater tolerance to my meals with almost no nausea after my meals.... The difference was felt oddly sooner then I thought would be... This would be the short story of what led me here... I wanted to ask a community such as this if I may be onto the right thing here... I have a couple distant but blood related family members with celiacs so I thought i would try to see if this community could help me figure out what to do from here and if i am on the right track... Sorry for the long intro

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