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Ashlee

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I have been on the celiac diet for nearly 17 years now. I have never really had a weight problem until now. I am 27 years old and married and I had a baby in January. I did not start having weight problems until I got married in 2000. Before I had my son I was 25 lbs. overweight. But now since I have had my baby I have gained about 40 lbs. My baby was a preemie so we had a lot of issues in breastfeeding so I was not able to breastfeed so unfortunately the pounds did not shed off for me. I just need some support. I LOVE sugar and carbs. I don't know if I can give them up. I don't really like to exercise and I have a problem with my knee and have had some rehabilitation done. So standing for long periods of time and walking really irritate it. I also need help with meals that I can fix for my husband that are healthy but don't take forver to make. I am a full time mom and work full time as well. If there is anyone who has any ideas please let me know.

Thanks so much for reading this. :D

-Ashlee

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Hi Ashlee, and welcome to this board.

Your hormones changed through pregnancy, obviously. It appears that you may not be able to handle starches very well. You know, most of the time, we crave what we're most allergic to.

I will gain weight just by looking at starches and sugars (not really, of course) :blink: . I very rarely bake at all, even with non-grain starches (I am intolerant to all grains), because I instantly gain weight if I eat starchy and sugary foods. They are a rare treat for me.

I am afraid that your only weight-loss option might be to give up your starchy, sugary treats. Or at least to limit them to once a week maybe, like Sunday dessert or something like that. Or one cookie a day. Or whatever it is you like. A little bit is okay, a lot is out.

Sorry to be the bearer of 'bad' news, but you might as well face the facts, beating around the bush wouldn't help you at all.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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I have been on the celiac diet for nearly 17 years now. I have never really had a weight problem until now. I am 27 years old and married and I had a baby in January. I did not start having weight problems until I got married in 2000. Before I had my son I was 25 lbs. overweight. But now since I have had my baby I have gained about 40 lbs. My baby was a preemie so we had a lot of issues in breastfeeding so I was not able to breastfeed so unfortunately the pounds did not shed off for me. I just need some support. I LOVE sugar and carbs. I don't know if I can give them up. I don't really like to exercise and I have a problem with my knee and have had some rehabilitation done. So standing for long periods of time and walking really irritate it. I also need help with meals that I can fix for my husband that are healthy but don't take forver to make. I am a full time mom and work full time as well. If there is anyone who has any ideas please let me know.

Thanks so much for reading this. :D

-Ashlee

Hi....I to gained allot of wieght after my first baby but I actually lost wieght while pregnent with my second. It seems that no matter what I have tried I have been unable to loose the wieght but I have also not gone gluten free as I am currently waiting for a diagnoses. I as well had a preemie baby who was born at 29 weeks and I had big problems being able to produce enough milk (a big thank you for those moms who could and donated milk so my our baby could benifit from breast milk). After trying for 4 months I gave up. One of the biggest things I know to loose wieght is to cut out carbs but this alone didn't work for me. It is not uncommon to gain extra wieght while pregnant....maybe you could ask your doc if he has any suggestions. I have also heard of there being thyroid problems after pregnancy...maybe that has somthing to do with it. Good luck in your wieght loss.


Myself-Age 25....I have had symptoms since at least 1998 if not since infancy (was diagnosed with malnutrition as a small child)...Positive results with gluten free diet!

Hannah-Age 5.....Has symptoms....Inconclusive blood tests....Positive diet response to both gluten free and lactose free!

Grace-Age 1.....Born at 29 weeks due to me having celiac....Has reflux and a feeding tube.

Husband-Not Celiac......has found that he does feel better when not eating allot of gluten.....is gluten free at home.

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Now that cooler weather is here, I've been wearing lace up shoes. I have a pair for inside and one for outside. They keep me moving alot faster and I have more energy with them vs the flip flop-pretty shoes. They look ok with dressy casual outfits. Energy that goes in (food) to our body goes out when we move. Try to move or exercise more and cut out the high fat foods. I gained weight when I was in college and had to cut back because my clothes were too small. :) They say we are suppose to walk alot. Music helps.


Lee

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It took me almost 3 years to get rid of the weight from my second son. With my first, the weight fell off, I was back in my jeans in a week, ha! not with baby number two. Everyones body is different, I know in my case (before celiac skeletized me of course) I have to watch what I eat, eat more meals a day just smaller ones, eat until I'm full, not until I'm sick, eating breakfast is very important for the metabolism, and I have to excersize. It doesn't matter what you do, any form of movement is better than sitting. My body needs to move more than I eat to stay fit. Good luck to you, you can do it!

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You may have yeast issues since you are craving sweets and carbs. If you could get that under control, the sugar cravings will go way down and you will naturally lose weight.

here is some info for you:

Candida diet and elimination:

http://www.wholeapproach.com/diet/

It won't let me post the link I wanted. If you'd like it, I can PM it to you.


Negative biopsy for celiac 1980

Fibromyalgia 1980

IBS 1980

Interstitial Cystitis 1992

Systemic yeast

Diagnosed w/ Chronic Lyme Disease 2000

Diagnosed w/ Chronic babesia 2000

Tachycardia 2001

Asthma 2005

Have had Lyme and babesia for

about 48 yrs.

Began gluten-free July 19 '06

Native TEXAN living in Missouri

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I second the thyroid suggestion. Ask your doctor to run a full thyroid panel (if you decide to have that checked), not just a TSH, because the full panel can pick up problems the TSH misses.

Also, try water exercises (if you can get access to an indoor pool - it is getting to be autumn, isn't it?). That should help avoid the "pressure on the knee" issue.

As for healthy, quick meals, check out the book "Saving Dinner" by Leanne Ely (i'm beginning to feel like a broken record . . . I think I say this alot!). It's not a gluten-free cookbook on purpose, but most of the recipes are naturally gluten free, and they are really easy to make and are delicious. She also has a website at www.savingdinner.com. (I'm pretty sure that's the right web address).

Good luck!

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