I have lost 15lbs in the past 4 months since going gluten free. I probably consume about 2500 calories a day. I used to be at 150lbs and not fat, but had a little extra fat in the midsection. Now i am 135lbs and i am 5'6" male. I am not losing strength, but i am very lean now. I want to gain like 10 lbs of muscle, but can't. I dont have any malabsorption issues, so i dont see why i cant gain. Any ideas?
What Tom said. I was in the mid 150s and dropped to the mid 130s prior to diagnosis. Clawed my way back to mid 140 and then had a setback this spring...back to 137. Over the past 2 months I've gotten back to 147, but it takes constant focus on calorie intake. 2500 wouldn't cut it for me. I make sure I have a solid breakfast, snacks during the day, an early dinner, and then a late dinner with the family. Snacks again at night. One thing that I think has helped me significantly is that I've increased my activity level. Joined a gym and have been doing some strength training. What's coming back is muscle...mostly. But it has really revved up my appetite making the eating a lot easier.
It just takes work.