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What PRACTICAL things can you suggest for food? Like today - I thought I ate only what I should...but threw in some cinnamon applesauce and also some deli chicken. A couple hours later I was doubled over again, stomach cramps, heartburn, etc....it's soooo hard to know what to eat. Any advice would be great. I'm thinking fresh fruit is good and fresh veggies and not much in cans...I've made lots of vegetable soup but it really gives me heartburn and I end up having Tums for dessert.

Thanks so much!

KarenDianne

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Lorka - this is to you. If you're willing and have time, I have some questions for you too. My problem currently is not weight gain - but weight loss. I think my gut is beginning to heal and I'm feeling a lot better with many more good days now than bad which I'm happy about. However in the last 2 to 2-1/2 months (when things were really bad for me gut-wise) I went from 128 lbs. to 111. I've gone 2 weeks now without losing any more. I'm small fram (petite), 5'2", and really didn't need to lose that much weight. I went from a size 9/10 jeans to size 5...yeah, I know, some people would love that... Several problems came from that...because I have fibromyalgia and my muscles really cramp and knot on me a lot, I haven't been able to exercise for years. The 19 lbs. I lost is now...well...hanging on my arms and legs - and it's really gross! I'm talking really wrinkly, dimpley...bad. :o I'm trying to "exercise" with two soup cans doing lifts every day now - no idea how many reps to do or how often...and over time, will this honestly firm up my upper arms?? Please say yes...Secondly, If I don't eat every 3 hours or so, I'm starving, have stomach pain, very uncomfortable...and most of the time...I'm just really HUNGRY even though now I'm eating veggies and fruit and chicken and sirloin burgers! Will this go away eventually? What is my body telling me?? I don't feel like I'm in starvation mode any more - but maybe my body doesn't agree...?? I'm lactose intolerant, no eggs, gluten-wheat-dairy-egg-preservative intolerant. Doesn't leave much room for anything that isn't healthy!! ANY advice or explanation you can give me will be sooooo appreciated!! SORRY this was soooo long :unsure: KarenDianne

quote name='lorka150' date='Feb 1 2007, 09:00 PM' post='265267']

Hi Cathy,

you're right - there is a lot to think about and a lot to remember.

My first question would be to you are, are you exercising?

If yes, my second is, are you strength training?

After that, there is a lot to consider. I am not sure if you are eating an ideal amount for you, as I don't know your height, weight, bone structure, activity level, and so on.

You can figure out your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) with a site like this: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/. Those are the calories that you need per day just for your body to function. Use that number to apply this: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculat...edict-equation/, for how much you will burn.

As I mentioned above, where the calories come from is important too. You cannot eat 2000 calories of one thing - you really need to balance complex carbs, good fats, and proteins.

I can help you more if you'd like, I just need a little more info!

Hope this helps for now.

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What you ate today sounds wonderful, was your snack before 8pm? I understand our body does not digest after that until the next morning.

That's ridiculous. Your body doesn't know what time it is when it comes to digesting food. The ONLY argument for not eating right before bed is that some people with acid reflux or heartburn find that it doesn't feel good to lay down right after eating.

But if you have neither of those, eat when you want. A calorie is a calorie regardless of whether it is consumed at 9 am or 11 pm.

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Man am I frustrated. I've been seriously dieting for almost 3 weeks now and I've only lost 3pds. I should have lost the initial 7-10 by now, but NOPE nada. I only eat fruits, veggies and chicken, and I don't CHEAT at all. I consume less then 800 calories on most days and I have been exercising too, and I still can't lose anything. I'm afraid Celiac, Pernicious Anemia, and Narcolepsy have messed up my motabolism so badly that I'll never be able to get the 20 pds off that I gained after going gluten free UG!! I can not continue to be constantly hungry and lose nothing. This really stinks. Why in the world did I not lose a ton of weight like a lot of others have?

You're probably not losing because you're eating far below the amount of calories it takes your body just to stay alive each day. Add to that moving around (not even exercise, just sitting or standing) and you're eating way under. Our bodies are smart - they have learned through thousands of years that if food is not coming in, they must hold onto every calorie they get so they won't starve.

You're damaging your metabolism by eating so low calorie. And when/if you do start losing weight, it's likely not going to be fat, it'll be muscle (because fat provides warmth and "survival calories", so in periods of famine, the body saves that for last).

Eat better & smarter and work out more and the fat will eventually come off. :)

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Hello all

I have not posted on this thread in a while, I really have not been eating that great alot of glutne and paying the price. but now i am committed I have to be now because I have a patch of what looks and feels like DH I have had it before and I don't like it any way here is what iv had

Friday

B- gluten-free toast, Milk, coffee

D- Rice crust pizza with gr bell pepper, onion, candian bacon, diet coke

Saturday

B- 2GF waffles with milk, coffee

D- beef enchiladas believe all ingrediants were gluten-free I made them myself, Diet coke

and I know this is bad brownie fudge sundea from Braums

Sunday

B- Maple Buckwheat cereal with milk, coffee

D- eggs, bacon, hashbrown cassarole from Craker Barrell, im sure that the cass is not gluten-free but I ate it, diet coke and a glass of water

Monday working

D at 11pm left over enchiladas, diet coke, and water

So I am trying to do better, not everything is gluten-free on my list but I starting to make a better effort

donna

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I would love to join too,

it seems now that I am gluten free, i am sooo much more hungry and all i can do is think of food.

sandi

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Hello all

I have not posted on this thread in a while, I really have not been eating that great alot of glutne and paying the price. but now i am committed I have to be now because I have a patch of what looks and feels like DH I have had it before and I don't like it any way here is what iv had

So I am trying to do better, not everything is gluten-free on my list but I starting to make a better effort

donna

Go for it Donna, you can do it. In some ways your struggles remind about the battle I had with giving up smoking. It took me at least 6 years to give up finally. But I hope it does not take you that long to give up gluten. Gluten can be an addiction for some and that is why it is so hard to give it up.

Sorry you have gotten a rash, but you are probably right that it is the gluten.

I have not got much time to reply, as I have to be at work very soon. I intend to come back in and write up more tonight.

Cathy

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kaycee

Yes you are very right that it is an addiction, I love bread, pizza and when I find something that I like to eat I will eat it until the sun dont shine any more and then I still love it some more, but I do eat in moderation. I dont eat maybe 5 of one thing but I know when it is good. I have found some things Gluten free like Amy's rice pizza crust that is pretty good.

donna

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