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Lizzz88

I Need Help Trying To Gain Weight!

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I'm 5'4'' and before I was diagnosed with Celiac I was always thin and weighed about 100-105 lbs. I am now 90 lbs and I don't feel healthy. I started a food journal to try to see how many calories i'm getting but it's hard because I get so full so fast! I end up eating hardley anything every hour. Does anyone have any suggestions? I tried drinking Boost bc it's lactose free and gluten free. Is there anything else I can do to gain weight? It's hard to gain weight with gluten free food it seems like, especially lactose free food.(not sure if I am lactose intolerant yet)

Please let me know if you have any gluten/lactose free recipes that will pack the pounds on! Thanks!!

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Please let me know if you have any gluten/lactose free recipes that will pack the pounds on!...

L88,

At one time I thought that I might be lactose intolerant, but now think it was only a temporary condition associated with being undiagnosed celiac, ie. having celiac and eating gluten.

I'm also trying to get some weight back. I make muffins, throw lots of stuff in there, make 'em real fattening. Eat yogurt, not fat free either. Switched to whole milk, with protein powder, and chocolate drink powder. Bananas, even though I'm not crazy about fruit. And of course, I'm still trying to make bread. So I can eat tuna, ham & cheese, roast beef, and other kinds of sandwiches (you don't always have time or are inclined to cook a meal). I think it's starting to work. I've reversed the weight loss and put on a couple pounds. Took 7 1/2 weeks to get this far.

Sorry, that's probably not much help. Hang in there sister.

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

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As one who used to be skinny... I recommend peanut butter 2 -4 tablespoons daily, at least twice a day. That would be heaven for me. I love it. That and munch on trail mix with nuts all the time. Nuts and peanuts will definately put weight on you. And don't forget the carbs.


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Antigliadin IgA 72

Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 49

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Peanut butter, nuts of any kind, dried fruit, coconut milk, avacados, Glutino pretzels...

I've been baking a lot of quick breads and cakes. Also, muscle weighs more than fat, so exercise is a great help. Physical activity tends to make me hungrier and therefore I eat more.

When you are a thin person, it takes a longer time to put on a few pounds. Eat as much as you can, but don't expect quick results. I gained five pounds since the fall and that is a huge amount of weight gain for me.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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I'm in the same boat....I was hoping to hang on to some of my baby weight from my last baby, but it came right off, and then some. I know I'm lucky in that regard, but I am way too skinny and would love to gain at least 10 pounds. My husband jokes about how bony I am. I too get full pretty quick, and I don't get as hungry as I used to.

I'm doing the boost shakes too, but I find it hard to eat a meal along with it. So that kind of defeats its whole purpose of adding extra calories to my meal, lol. Anyway, I don't really have any ideas, but I can certainly sympathize! It's a hard thing to talk about, because the people around me are trying to lose weight, and the last thing they want to hear is me gripe about how skinny I am, lol.


Tamara, mom to 4 gluten & casein free kiddos!

Age 11 - Psoriasis

Age 8- dx'd Celiac March 2005

Age 6- gluten-free/cf, allergy related seizures

Age 4 - reflux, resolved with gluten-free/cf

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I have been in this same situation for a while.. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks is important I eat lots of nuts and nutbutters, rasins. And like others have sai try include potatoes and carbs at all meals. I would suggest investing in a bread machine nd I haven awesome recipe that is really easy if you can get back to eatin sandwhichs it will help too! the bread taste like heaven and the real stuff! I always start out the day with a big breakfast.

Exercise does help build muscle mass and that adds weight.

good luck I know it can be hard!

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As a few others have said excercise will help A LOT. It's amazing how hungry it will make you. Some people excercise to lose weight but I've put on 15 pounds since becoming a dedicated runner.

If you end up not being lactose intolerant, then drink whole milk for sure! It helps a lot!

GOOD LUCK!


I've been diagnosed with Celiac my whole life. I was recently diagnosed with hypoglycemia.

I'm a long distance runner for my school's cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track teams and I try my hardest not to let Celiac, hypoglycemia, or anything else slow me down!

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hey guys, i am in your same position as well. i am trying to gain weight, i feel so fragile. Im lathargic feeling , and get full so quickly! I try to eat as much as possible but when i wake up im feeling horrible, im working an 8hr day as a phone agent, hardy can snack this time yr, its busy season, and will stuff my face when i get home at night. Im still eating gluten, but have gotten better at selections. ive been allgeric since aug of 04. at that time i was 130 lbs, and started being sick and lost weight i was a steady 107-110 ish for yr 1/2 so, and then slowly got into lower 100s ,since id say december ive become so tiny, like 90 now or even less sad to say, and im disgusted, i just cant get an appitite . I have a bread machine, but the bread ive tired my favorite sandwich in that box/ and bobs red mill and another one, ill have to think, but i can taste the difference, and i think its just so bland and the taste makes me actually feel sick. I love the kinnnikikik pancakes mix, but cant live off that. i just got slim fast chocolate and ensure high protein shakes, i have a few pasta brands gluten free i like alot, and i will make mac and cheese w/ it. or butter. i eat fruit, some veggies, but i feel liek im always just snacking and want a full gluten fee delicious meal. is anyone around miami area here on this board >? anyways, hope you guys can give some of your tips, alot of you have been at this for a while and are strong with it.

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As you heal you will be able to absorb more of what you're eating.

In the meantime, eat, eat, eat. Take all that everyone does to lose weight and reverse it! In the beginning, I would eat three times as much as my husband just so I wouldn't lose more. Eventually I put back on 10 pounds. My 18 year old daughter told me a few months ago that I used to eat 10 times as much as her, but then it was only 3. Now I eat about the same as she does.

Exercise is good. Weight training helped me to not look so skinny.

You need veggies, but put some coconut oil on them for added calories. If you have toast, use peanut butter for added calories. Worry more about being healthy than gaining weight, it will come before you know it.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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I've always weighed between 99-102. I'm 52 years old now. I started the gluten free diet the beginning of the year and I'm up to 108. I'm 5'4". I do think as you heal your body will absorb the nutrients better and it will just happen. Good luck

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Well, when I was a teenager I looked all but anorexic even tho I ate constantly whatever I wanted didnt seem to do anything, my doctor suggested the "ice cream" diet now if your lactose intolerant this will not work and not sure yet about ice cream in general as I am just a rookie, but he said eat one dish or cone of ice cream EVERY DAY and it did indeed add on a bit, not like he expected but I am now guessing it was a chance to get me a much earlier and accurate diagnosis.

please remember I am a rookie here so dont take anything to seriously I am still learning this myself.


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What they said!

I've always been on the slim side and simply blossomed moving to the UK. Seven years later I have the measurements I had when I was in my twenties and have to pick up slacks in the boys department which isn't a resounding success.

1. EAT. Don't make a crusade out of it but do nibble thru' the day.

2. Careful with the peanuts and check to see you tolerate them, if not try almonds or something else.

3. Careful with the raisins -- here in the UK several Co's dredge them in flour so they don't stick together.

4. As your stamina improves and you have more strength sign-up for an exercise programme.

5. Include oils and fats like butter and coconut or olive oils.

Best!

Marcus.

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