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I am curious whether anybody had GI symptoms or other symptoms associated with work outs after knowing you had celiac? I found working out escalated my GI symptoms prior to getting diagnosed and when I was diagnosed I assumed it was the celiac combined with working out that was causing this. I feel very light workouts aren't a problem, but when I exert myself such as a hard bike ride or weight lifting, I just dont feel right for a few days. Anybody have experience with working out and pre-post celiac disease? Thanks

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Yep, took years to be able to workout right again. Still have GI issues if I run/jog, or a whole lot of jumping around. I stick to a stationary bike, under desk elliptical, weights, and HITT that focuses less on fast moving and jumping but just going from each exercise with out a break and keeping good form. I only do 20min sessions of weights and split it into 2 sessions a day. I also do not over lift, I stick to around 80% my weight finishing with my last set up above my weight. I worked out my own regime letting certain muscle groups rest one day while focusing on others.

Few things to consider, high iron and protein diet (helps rebuild muscle), b-vitamins might need to be supplemented, Magnesium might need to be supplemented (your body uses more when under stress) I often use caffeine and arginine with B-vitamins prior to workout out and only eat after. If your having digestion issues, you might consider digestive enzymes break down the foods to help you get the nutrients out of it.

Many celiacs have issues with dairy, I tend to use Egg Whites, Pumpkin Protein, and some other plant based ones and lean meats for protein. Now about to go into my 30s I am finding I have to take extra bromelain and collagen protein for my joints or they ache.

I generally workout 6 days a week and go 13-20 miles a day with a 3800-6000 cal burn

 

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Two months after my diagnosis, I fractured  a few vertebrae in my back doing nothing.  I had developed osteoporosis due to long undiagnosed celiac disease.  I was devastated, unlike my celiac disease diagnosis which was “I can handle that.”  

I took a year off from bike riding and running.  Instead I did gentle exercises, swam,  and walked.  I got out of a lot of housework!  🤣

I bought a new bike that allowed me to ride upright once my fractures started to heal and the fear of crashing diminished.  Then I was back on my road bike.  Am riding a long ride on Sunday with my bike buddy to the beach.  

My advice is to listen to your body.  Take it easy.  Soon, you will be back up to speed.  I promise!  

1 hour ago, Ennis_TX said:

Yep, took years to be able to workout right again. Still have GI issues if I run/jog, or a whole lot of jumping around. I stick to a stationary bike, under desk elliptical, weights, and HITT that focuses less on fast moving and jumping but just going from each exercise with out a break and keeping good form. I only do 20min sessions of weights and split it into 2 sessions a day. I also do not over lift, I stick to around 80% my weight finishing with my last set up above my weight. I worked out my own regime letting certain muscle groups rest one day while focusing on others.

Few things to consider, high iron and protein diet (helps rebuild muscle), b-vitamins might need to be supplemented, Magnesium might need to be supplemented (your body uses more when under stress) I often use caffeine and arginine with B-vitamins prior to workout out and only eat after. If your having digestion issues, you might consider digestive enzymes break down the foods to help you get the nutrients out of it.

Many celiacs have issues with dairy, I tend to use Egg Whites, Pumpkin Protein, and some other plant based ones and lean meats for protein. Now about to go into my 30s I am finding I have to take extra bromelain and collagen protein for my joints or they ache.

I generally workout 6 days a week and go 13-20 miles a day with a 3800-6000 cal burn

 

That is your secret to being able to consume all that yummy food you prepare!  All that walking!  😊

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I had an interesting week away. I started eaten more gluten for my biopsy about 3.5 weeks ago. I found I was immediately drained at work. I am a 46 yo female truck mechanic and found the physical side quite easy...til the challenge started. 

I am also an avid bodybuilder, so my sessions at the gym (usually lift 6 days a week) have stopped. No energy at all. I actually wanted to vomit just setting foot in the gym. 

Anyway, 1.5 weeks into the challenge, I went to Bali for a week, to say goodbye to a dear friend. Doing nothing that week was great. My nausea dissipated in intensity, migraines disappeared and the burning inflammation in my intestines dulled. 

Back at work, I am finding I am super tired, curled over with pain and inflammed intestines and the nausea is back with 24/7 intensity. 

I suspect my intestines are forced to work quicker whilst at work, and would have to do if I were at the gym. That is all I can put it down to. 

Not sure if that helps, but thought something might resonante with you. 

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