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I'm pretty new to this, so I obviously can't speak for everyone, but here's my deal:

I lost weight pre "diagnosis." Gained weight after going gluten-free, but only because it was during the holidays and I was focusing on everything I couldn't eat and not all the things that I can, and basically gorged myself on chocolate because it was the only thing that looked to good to me that was safe!

So now I've cut back on my chocolate intake tremendously and I've dropped a bit of weight, but I've leveled off. I'm lighter than I was before I got sick, but not as light as I was while I was sick. If that makes any sense.

I think this is a pretty healthy diet if you're sensible about it. You obviously can't gorge yourself on Pamela's cookies and chocolate because they're gluten free :)

Stick to lean meats, fruits and veggies, beans, dairy if you're so inclined. I think the fewer gluten-free replacements you eat, the better off you will be.

Hope that helped!

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I was 200 lbs before I was diagnosed,8 weeks after the diagnosis I'm 172lbs ,which is normal for me .I went as low as 160 after 5 weeks but have gaining.

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So far no weight gain (I was not under weight to begin with), but one of the first things my GI doctor told me is to *expect* to gain weight. By and large a lot of the gluten-free products (not referring to natually gluten-free, like fruit) tends to be a little more calorie dense and a little higher in fact. Since it is a little harder to find complex carbs, what I do eat runs through me a little quicker. SO while I refuse to beleive that weight gain is a foregone conclusion, if you look at other threads you will see that it is quite common.

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Hi,

I was wondering if people generally lost or gain any weight after they were gluten free

Jennifer

I put about 12 lbs. on in 6 months but am sure it is muscle mass I has lost from malnutrition and being in the bathroom all day. Any weight you gain if you are eating healthy is good for you.

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Hi - I'm recently diagnosed and gained about 12 lbs from what I normally had been (136ish) for years. I must say I freaked out a bit (well, a lot actually!) - but I think I was just focused on what was "safe" from a gluten-free perspective and not what was healthy overall when I first was getting the hang of this gluten-free diet. I have this gluten-free thing down prety well now (or at least getting there) and I'm back to exercising all the time which is great.

I do think the gluten-free foods are indeed higher in calories and fat so I stay away from those and eat all my fruits and vegetables. It's the exericise that does it for me. And lots of water!

Hope that helps.

Meg

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