I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in early March and have been gluten-free since that time. I was already a fairly healthy eater before going gluten-free. I don't buy any of the gluten-free snacks/prepackaged goods. I mostly eat only foods that are naturally gluten-free, with the exception of Chex and a few peices of chocolate here and there. Most of my diet consists of Grilled/baked fishes and chicken, potatos, gluten-free rice, some red meat or ground turkey, 2 egg and spinach, pepper, mushroom, omeletts, salads, tacos with grilled meat on steamed corn tortillas, beans, nuts, fruits, smoothies that I I know are low-cal, since I make them myself with fruit and a little bit of yogurt, yogurt, string cheeses. I have my occasional chocolate (which is gluten-free) and my big VICE is coke-a-cola, since I allow myself 2 each day. I am 100% sure that my calorie intake and food (in amount) has decreased since turning Celiac. I work out 3-5 days a week, walking approximately 6-8 miles/week along with mild strength training. It is so frustrating that I have gained such a large amount of weight, in such a short amount of time, when I am consuming LESS calories. I count them in everything I eat and prepare. I've gone from about 280 calories in drinks (2 cokes) + 1500 in food to 280 calories in drinks to 1100 in food calories and my workout is the same. I've gained 16 lbs in 4 months. Nothing in my closet fits. I'm going to cut out the 280 beverage calories and switch to coffee with only 30 calories of creamer and see if that helps, but as I said, I've already reduced my calories and I'm packing on the pounds. I'm wondering if going gluten-free is affecting my metabolism in other ways or if I was so malnurished (I was likely Celiac for about 10 years) that my body feels obligated to pack on the pounds from the nutrients I am now getting. If anyone has experienced this and has a herb or something you can take to balance everything out, please let me know.