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Dieter's Depression?

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OK, I'm 2 weeks into being gluten free and now all the people at work who are always on one diet or another are telling me to be careful of "dieter's depression". What is that?

I've never been on any type of diet in my entire life. I'm a 42 year old male, thin built, and I'm trying to maintain between 3000 and 3500 calories a day to gain back some of the weight I lost(that I could ill afford to lose to begin with). I'm doing my best to balance the diet well and eating several smaller meals and not loading up on the calories with junk. Things are going fine so far, save for one CC issue I had Friday(argh!), so I don't see what I might be depressed about. Any insights? Thanks.


John

positive blood tests 2/07

positive endoscopy 2/07

colonoscopy with benign polyps 2/07

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This is just a guess, but I would say that on a calorie restricted diet for weight loss some people might get depressed from not getting enough to eat.

Most on the gluten-free diet feel less-depressed rather than more. I wouldn't worry about it. The only cause for depression (besides an effect of having celiac) might be feeling deprived, but it sounds like you have a good attitude. And at 3500 calories per day, you will certainly not get depressed from not getting enough calories.


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I am the queen of dieters depression. I eat emotionaly, and when I go on a diet I get depressed because I can't "comfort" myself in the manner I'm used to. I haven't had that problem with the gluten free diet, because I can still over eat and still eat goodies that are gluten free.

Since you are slim and trying to gain weight I would guess you probably won't have the problem.

Good luck


Stomach problems began November of 2005

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I am the queen of dieters depression. I eat emotionaly, and when I go on a diet I get depressed because I can't "comfort" myself in the manner I'm used to. I haven't had that problem with the gluten free diet, because I can still over eat and still eat goodies that are gluten free.

Since you are slim and trying to gain weight I would guess you probably won't have the problem.

Good luck

That all makes sense. About the only thing I really miss are my Apple Jacks and Corn Pops cereal, but things are looking up since I found out Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles are gluten free :rolleyes:

Even my wife had never heard of dieter's depression, and she's been on every diet that's come down the pike the last 15 years.


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colonoscopy with benign polyps 2/07

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John, if you like cinnamon, there is also Dora the Explorer Cinnamon Stars. I've also heard there's a new Disney cereal that is gluten-free, but I haven't seen it yet. You can make "Rice Crispy" treats with Cocoa Pebbles.


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John, if you like cinnamon, there is also Dora the Explorer Cinnamon Stars. I've also heard there's a new Disney cereal that is gluten-free, but I haven't seen it yet. You can make "Rice Crispy" treats with Cocoa Pebbles.

Thanks Carla, I got a box of Dora's this weekend, but haven't opened them yet cause I found out about the fruity pebbles and finished off a box of those yesterday :D . Called my local health food store where I am getting most of my gluten free goods( the owner has celiacs, so they have a great selection and excellent references) and she hadn't heard about the Disney one yet, but would check for me and order some. Hooray me!

Thanks again.


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colonoscopy with benign polyps 2/07

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