Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):

Join eNewsletter

Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):

Join eNewsletter

Max lift

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts


I'm new here. Before eating gluten free I used to lift way more. Also, after each training I also took long walk to cool down. 


Since I started eating gluten free, I have lost strenght and I have difficulty lifting 315 pounds. During my "mega" year, I used to be one of the strongest at the gym..

What should I do? Should I eat chia? Drink energy drink? more coffee?





Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Going to guess you cut out a bunch of enriched processed foods when you went gluten free. This would lower iron, zinc, etc. intakes. I might suggest a having more avocado, pumpkin seeds/pumpkin protein, almonds, coconut, and perhaps try adding in nutritional yeast to your meals. I personally use these along with vegan protein powders high in iron and magnesium along with supplements for B-vitamins and magnesium. Before a working I normally have the B-vitamins supplements, arginine, magnesium, and BCAA sometimes with a shot of espresso for the caffeine and afterwards straight for protein shake for recovery. If you can handle carbs, sweet potato and quinoa are good for body building along with bananas. Really need a bit more information about your current diet, limitations, health issues, and regime to give you more info. I would also really suggest talking to a dietician about your needs for your body as real medical advice would be better for you.

Also why did you go gluten free? Are you confirmed as to having celiac disease? Did you self diagnose? Or just a fad diet plan? If you think you might have it I would suggest getting the testing done first before going gluten free. Getting back on gluten after getting off of it for testing can be very harsh. You need to be on it eating at least a cracker or half a slice a bread a day for 12 weeks for the blood test or 2 for the endoscope. You really should get a full celiac panel done with follow up scope if you suspect your might be a celiac before going gluten free.

Diagnosed Issues
Celiac (Gluten Ataxia, and Villi Damage dia. 2014, Villi mostly healed on gluten-free diet 2017 confirmed by scope)
Ulcerative Colitis (Dia, 2017), ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger Syndrome (form of autism)
Allergies Corn, Whey
Peanuts (resolved 2019), Cellulose Gel, Lactose, Soy, Yeast
Olives (Seems to have resolved or gone mostly away as of Jan, 2017), Sesame (Gone away as of June 2017, still slight Nausea)
Enzyme issues with digesting some foods I have to take Pancreatic Enzymes Since mine does not work right, additional food prep steps also
Low Tolerance for sugars and carbs (Glucose spikes and UC Flares)
Occupation Gluten Free Bakery, Paleo Based Chef/Food Catering

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now