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Usually, for a person with Celiac diasease, once you start healing, you often find your self very hungry for a while.  You are suddenly able to absorb food and it seems your body craves it.

 

If that isn't the case for you, this is what the doctor and dietitian told us to do to get my mother's appetite back.   You have to eat something every 2 hours that you are awake.  You should aim for 50-100 calories per snack and small meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  You have to force yourself to eat something.  If you do this, you should get a more normal appetite back in a week or two.

 

Of course, this is assuming you don't have any other reasons for a lack of appetite -  medication, things like a sinus infection that affect your sense of smell, mental health issue, medical issues, etc

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1 hour ago, kareng said:

Usually, for a person with Celiac diasease, once you start healing, you often find your self very hungry for a while.  You are suddenly able to absorb food and it seems your body craves it.

 

If that isn't the case for you, this is what the doctor and dietitian told us to do to get my mother's appetite back.   You have to eat something every 2 hours that you are awake.  You should aim for 50-100 calories per snack and small meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  You have to force yourself to eat something.  If you do this, you should get a more normal appetite back in a week or two.

 

Of course, this is assuming you don't have any other reasons for a lack of appetite -  medication, things like a sinus infection that affect your sense of smell, mental health issue, medical issues, etc

I don't think he has anything else wrong with him. He's never been allergic to anything, other than gluten now. His appetite slowly disappeared around March and ever since then he has lost about 20-22 pounds. He sometimes still gets sick from eating (I don't know if it's because cross-contamination or he has severe anxiety about getting sick now) but he says that because he gets anxiety too, it doesn't help.

 

But that is good to know, I actually just reached out to my sister-in-law who is big into diet, nutrition and working out and she said the same exact thing. Thanks!

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