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Jemimabella

Finding It Really Difficult To Gain Weight

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Hi Everyone,

This is my first ever post on this forum. I am from the UK and I have been diagnosed as a coeliac for nearly seven years. My bloodwork is generally pretty good, and most of the time I feel fine in myself. However, I am disappointed that I have not gained much weight. To be honest I don't have the best appetite in the world and I soon feel full up so don't eat big meals. I am also very cautious about making any mistakes with my diet because I cannot face being so sick ever again.

I would love some inspiration from other coeliacs, like maybe if anything has helped you to put on weight.

Thank you

:rolleyes:

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It took me years to put on a decent amount of weight. As your stomach heals it will start to absorb nutrients better. You have to remember it took along time to get as sick as you were. So it will take some time to reverse the damage.

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i have been gluten-free for over a year, eat like a horse, and still haven't gained any wait. but i'm not LOSING anymore, and that's what's most important to me right now. i figure the weight gain will come as i get older. make sure you eat, though--and a healthy diet. i know it's easy to splurge on the unhealthy foods that i am still able to eat. like gluten-free oreos. so much sugar...


Diagnosed Celiac in February 2006

Villus blunting and positive blood test

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Hi there. Maybe you should ask to see a dietician if you dont have one already? Your Dietician will see if you are getting enough calories. I am 23 years old and only a very scary 84lbs in weight so I know what you are going through.

Ask for a supplement drink called Fortisip. I have to drink 3 per day and they compensate for a meal, plus I eat as nomal but have these extra meal/drinks. Theyre worth trying. Ive been on those for a month and gained 8lbs.

Also try increasing your calories to 2500 a day instead of your RDA of 2000 calories. Believe me, im also trying everything there is to try and find this is my only option....

If you are losing weight that is something you need to see your Dr about.

Hope this helps!

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I lost almosst 15 lbs. when I was first diagnosed and even then I didn't need to lose any weight. I still haven't gained anything back but I think it's a combination of no more or atleast very little sugar and carbs so I'm not bloated anymore. I eat through out the day. I eat an apple with nut butter and a turkey sausage patty for breakfast, a snack at 10am, lunch at 1230, snack at 3/3pm, dinner at 6 and sometimes a snack before bed. most of the time it's a small meal that includes atleast a fruit or veg. and for sure protein. don't worry about eating low fat foods right now and concentrate on the healthy fats (coconut, avocado, artichoke etc.) and protein. I also like the idea of a fortified drink. Not sure what they have accross the ocean but one of those a day in addition to increasing your caloric intake should help.


Diagnosed with Celiac Disease February 2007

Finally feeling better than ever!

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Welcome! This is my first time posting as well! :rolleyes: I must say that I gained 10 pounds the first six weeks, but have plateaued. I'm almost at the six month mark and am becoming increasingly frustrated that I have not gained a few more pounds. I recorded my caloric intake the first six weeks, and ate around the clock. I think it's when we start to stress and have almost a fear of eating that it can also become difficult to have a healthy appetite. I have a family member who makes the best gluten-free cake. :P It's good for us to have a healthy fear of not wanting to be sick again. At the same time, when we feel extremely limited by our diets or stressed that we may not eat as much or a well-rounded diet. Now that the weather is warming up, I've enjoyed making shakes in the blender with fruit and organic gluten-free yogurt.

My relative who was wasting away as a Celiac gained over 40 pounds in one year. Trust me, the weight was needed. So now, I need to break my 10-pound mark. I'll take ideas, too. :unsure:


Life-long symptoms- difficulty gaining weight, fatigue, constipation, large stool, gas, dry skin, sinus allergies. Doctors recommended eating larger portions. Symptoms worsened.

Symptoms lasted three months before going gluten-free- weight loss, D, extreme irritability, skin problems.

11/06 Positive bloodwork.

12/06 Started gluten-free diet.

1/07 Canceled biopsy (symptoms were gone and I was finally gaining weight- 10 pounds in six weeks).

9/07 I've gained 20 pounds. Yeah!

9/08 Youngest daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease. (D eliminated, behavior improved, schoolwork improved.)

11/08 Two years gluten-free!

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>>organic gluten-free yogurt

Sounds good - what brand do you buy?

Thanks,

Richard

Welcome! This is my first time posting as well! :rolleyes: I must say that I gained 10 pounds the first six weeks, but have plateaued. I'm almost at the six month mark and am becoming increasingly frustrated that I have not gained a few more pounds. I recorded my caloric intake the first six weeks, and ate around the clock. I think it's when we start to stress and have almost a fear of eating that it can also become difficult to have a healthy appetite. I have a family member who makes the best gluten-free cake. :P It's good for us to have a healthy fear of not wanting to be sick again. At the same time, when we feel extremely limited by our diets or stressed that we may not eat as much or a well-rounded diet. Now that the weather is warming up, I've enjoyed making shakes in the blender with fruit and organic gluten-free yogurt.

My relative who was wasting away as a Celiac gained over 40 pounds in one year. Trust me, the weight was needed. So now, I need to break my 10-pound mark. I'll take ideas, too. :unsure:

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