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Thoughts On Weight?

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Hello everyone!

 

I'm currently on the gluten challenge (have been for about 10 weeks as I couldn't get a biopsy appointment earlier) and was wondering about celiac disease and weight issues. I find out the results of my celiac panel next week.

 

Anyway, I have almost always been the same weight. I'm not slim, but I'm not overweight either. My BMI is always at the border of normal/overweight. I take a long time to put on weight, and an even longer time to lose it, even when I put effort into it. I have always had what seems to be an extremely slow metabolism.

 

But now something's up, or at least doesn't seem right. I have been eating SO much more than I had gluten-free* now that I am on the gluten challenge. I literally eat at least - but often more - 4 slices of bread each day, pasta, cookies, etc etc etc, and I am not putting on weight! I am so confused. I expected to gain weight on this diet, as pre-challenge I ate really, really well. AND I don't exercise much. I do happen to be breastfeeding at the moment, but I also was prior to my gluten challenge, and had no changes to my weight (other than losing the extra 5kgs I gained while pregnant). I am always this weight, no matter what I eat.

 

Does this sound normal to you?

 

 

*ETA: I forgot to note that I wasn't 100% gluten-free, I did not go out of my way to eat gluten but occasionally would eat it if nothing else available - or wheat-derived ingredients in cooking.

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Yes, you sound normal. You have many factors going on. You might not be gaining weight because MIGHT have intestinal damage from celiac disease or your baby is getting bigger and needs more from you.

I would not worry.


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