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Gentleheart

Stubborn Weight Gain

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Losing weight has always been difficult for me. It seems to have nothing to do with how much I eat or how little I eat. Within my gluten and other allergy limitations, I've tried lowering carbs and several other obvious techniques. But it won't budge. Even moderate exercise doesn't seem to impact it. Anyone tried anything innovative that worked in stubborn cases like mine? I've been wondering if it will eventually start to drop when I've been gluten free long enough. It's been a year. Anyone have that experience, like a delayed reaction weight loss? When I found out I had gluten issues a year ago, I thought for sure that my weight would finally improve with my new diet. If anything, I gained slightly. Now I've recently eliminated ALL grains in case they are an issue. So far still no success. Just interested in your experiences. Thanks!

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Please get your thyroid checked. This is a major symptom. Very common in celiacs. You need to get the full panel including the thyroid peroxidase antibody test which looks for autoimmue hypothyroidism (hashimotos). Read website mentioned above as well as dr.lowe.com.

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Thanks for the replies concerning thyroid. I've been checked frequently, even with very sensitive blood tests by a hormone specialist and saliva tests by a naturopath. It always comes back perfect. My temperature is nearly normal and not remarkably low. And my weight is not distributed in the typical hypothyroid pattern either.

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Adreanal fatigue? If it isn't thyroid...

Something has shut down the metabolism and there are quite a few different medical reasons as possibilities -- Thyroid is #1 on that list.

Maybe a read through The Diet Cure by Julia Ross

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