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nama shivaya

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About 6 years ago I lost about 100 lbs. It seems that I would often have fatty stools during this 9 month process. I didn't cut out gluten per se, but did eat very few carb foods, sticking mainly to proteins and veggies. At the time, I thought that the fatty/mucousy stools were a result of the fat being eliminated from my body. Maybe this was naiive!

So now I'm losing weight again (after gaining back 60 lbs of the 100!) and wonder how to differentiate between the fat being eliminated from my body and the fat that's not being absorbed. I will ask my gastro next month, but wondered if any of you had any experience/knowledge in this area.

Thanks!

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I would guess the fat in the stool is fat that's not being absorbed. I don't know how fat would move to your intestines directly ... I think your body has to burn it for fuel to get rid of it.

Many celiacs are overweight and lose a lot of weight once they go gluten-free.


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diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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...... I would often have fatty stools ...... I thought that the fatty/mucousy stools were a result of the fat being eliminated from my body.

I'm curious how you know if you have fatty stools? Best regards, lm


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diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

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