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Three months ago I would not be able to say this but I am actually feeling GREAT eventhough I have only been gluten/dairy free for a couple months. However my scale is showing otherwise. I feel like I have actually lost weight, boy has that been DIFFICULT, but I am at the same weight. What gives? I know it will take time, but I am confused. I eat well, sometimes not very much at all.

I also want to know why everyone seems to think that since you are diagnosed with celiac you must be losing tons of weight..well I was at the other end. I GAINED. I had malabsorption really bad. I am hoping that I can lose this weight soon. It's not a bunch, I should be thankful for that, but I want it gone. I am wondering if my malabsorption is the problem. You would think that since I have eliminated the stuff that was making me sick I would hopefully be losing weight. Well just needed to vent, thanks for listening.


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I actually thought a lot of people actually gained weight once their bodies started actually begin to absorb nutrients better. I did lose, at first, but only because I was only eating fruit, veggies, and meat. Once I discovered substitute breads, pasta, etc., I gained a little. :rolleyes:

Be patient - continue to eat healthy and your body will become healthier - maybe that will help you lose that little bit of weight that's frustrating you.. :)

Sheryll

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Three months ago I would not be able to say this but I am actually feeling GREAT eventhough I have only been gluten/dairy free for a couple months. However my scale is showing otherwise. I feel like I have actually lost weight, boy has that been DIFFICULT, but I am at the same weight. What gives? I know it will take time, but I am confused. I eat well, sometimes not very much at all.

I also want to know why everyone seems to think that since you are diagnosed with celiac you must be losing tons of weight..well I was at the other end. I GAINED. I had malabsorption really bad. I am hoping that I can lose this weight soon. It's not a bunch, I should be thankful for that, but I want it gone. I am wondering if my malabsorption is the problem. You would think that since I have eliminated the stuff that was making me sick I would hopefully be losing weight. Well just needed to vent, thanks for listening.

Hang in there, excercise and watch the calories but don't go to extremes trying to limit them. It can take some time and your body may still be in the 'hey I am starving absorb everything you can' mode. For now enjoy feeling great and maybe take up an active hobby that you weren't feeling quite up to before.

Also as you become more fit remember that muscle weighs more than fat so try to judge by the fit of your clothes more than the scale.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Three months ago I would not be able to say this but I am actually feeling GREAT eventhough I have only been gluten/dairy free for a couple months. However my scale is showing otherwise. I feel like I have actually lost weight, boy has that been DIFFICULT, but I am at the same weight. What gives? I know it will take time, but I am confused. I eat well, sometimes not very much at all.

I also want to know why everyone seems to think that since you are diagnosed with celiac you must be losing tons of weight..well I was at the other end. I GAINED. I had malabsorption really bad. I am hoping that I can lose this weight soon. It's not a bunch, I should be thankful for that, but I want it gone. I am wondering if my malabsorption is the problem. You would think that since I have eliminated the stuff that was making me sick I would hopefully be losing weight. Well just needed to vent, thanks for listening.

I wanted to ask the same Q. Been gluten free for 3 monthds.All my friends have noticed how thin I look and get I still weigh the same. Don't understand. All my trousers I brought at Xmas are all baggy and I feel lighter and get the scales don't reflect this.

Jenny

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Jenny, it's probably what ravenwoodglass said, you're developing a bit more muscle instead of fat, so you are slimmer even though you weigh the same. The best measure is how your clothes fit and how you feel, not what the number is.

Another thought I had is that if you were bloated before, maybe the bloat has gone down but your weight hasn't actually changed that much.

Bottom line, first get healthy, then start worrying about weight. Give your body a chance to heal and stabilize itself.

Pauliina

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I gained once going gluten free. I was always at 139 my whole life, then when I was sick I dropped to 110. Well, I went in for an appointment in November and the scale is above 139...by a few lbs...I am too ashamed to say how many but I can give you a hint it is greater than the number of all the fingers on both my hands. I have been trying to get into a healthy lifestyle, I don't really eat junk food or candy or drink a lot of soda's. I have started to work-out. My biggest problem has been portion control...Once I found the foods I liked, I was eating a lot more. Especially the Tinkayada pasta. I don't want my weight to go out of control either so I am doing what I can now. I have bought some south beach diet bars, there are two flavors which seem safe. The hardest thing has been seeing my coworkers doing real well on their diets and so I feel Fat right now. Some of clothes do not fit right like they used to. Enough of my rant.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Dear Everybody,

I have had the same experience. I think once the dairy gets out of my system again though that will help. I am going to try The Zone again. My pants got loose within a few days of being on it. The plan is really about balance. Plus, it is really easy to do for those of us who are Celiacs on a gluten free diet.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

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Dear Everybody,

I have had the same experience. I think once the dairy gets out of my system again though that will help. I am going to try The Zone again. My pants got loose within a few days of being on it. The plan is really about balance. Plus, it is really easy to do for those of us who are Celiacs on a gluten free diet.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

I would like to know more about the zone.

The first week i gained like 5 pounds being gluten free, but i have lost 4 of it the last 2 weeks, but i have lots more to lose. I was always like 120 til i had 4 kids in 5 yrs, and now with being celiac, it has been harder to lose it.

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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