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How Do I Lose Weight & Stay Gluten Free?

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Now that I have mastered gluten free eating and finally (after two years) got my anti-gliaden levels down in the normal range I have gained a lot of weight.

Can anyone recommend a gluten free diet plan that does not involve starvation?

I already work out five days a week, so I do not need to increase my exercise level, just need to reduce caloric intake.

Steve

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Now that I have mastered gluten free eating and finally (after two years) got my anti-gliaden levels down in the normal range I have gained a lot of weight.

Can anyone recommend a gluten free diet plan that does not involve starvation?

I already work out five days a week, so I do not need to increase my exercise level, just need to reduce caloric intake.

Steve

That's odd... Since i went gluten-free I have lost 12 lbs with little effort whatsoever. :huh: I eat alot of fruit, potatoes & rice @ least once a day, & protien 3x's a day to keep me full. I include 2-3 small snacks also (pudding cup, fruit, cheese stick, gluten-free pretzels, etc) b/c I am a boredom eater & work is SUPER boring! ;) Dunno if this helped @ all but I hope so!

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What do you normally eat???

I would stay away from the processed foods....eat more veggies and fruit, lean meats ect. Naturally gluten-free foods. Alot of people gain weight once they go gluten-free b/c your body is finally able to take nutients ect out of the food...of course that means it can now take out the bad stuff too!

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This is what everyone at my office is on:

1st thing in the morning-- 20 oz of water and 2 pieces of fruit (I like a peach and a banana)

Breakfast-- coffee or tea and high fiber muffin (Karen B's recipe is Namaste spice cake mix with 10 oz shredded carrots, chopped walnuts, and raisins)

Snack-- 12 oz milk and handful of almonds

Lunch-- 1 serving of rice and beans (super easy to make 1 1/2 c brown rice, 3 cup water, 35 oz can of tomatoes, 30 oz can of kidney beans- rinse beans, throw in a pot, cook until water is gone, but in Tupperware and cover with cheese) OR do 1 cup rice with 4 oz lean protein, 2 servings of vegetables (normally a big salad), a piece of fruit , and 20 oz water

Snack-- 1 serving of fruit, 1 vegetable, and 10 oz water

Dinner-- 1 c rice, 2 servings of veggies, 1 serving of protein, and 20 oz water

Dessert-- berries and yogurt or chocolate dipped strawberries (if you make your own from scratch)

It is super easy to do now that we are in the growing season and everyone who is on it is losing weight like crazy!

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Steve,

There is a great weight-loss thread going on here. You might want to join, or atleast peep in and see if it's something that can work for you.

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Here's my recommendation and what I eat. Glad to hear you are healthy again!

Breakfast

Coffee and egg, sausage, or ham, steak, bacon. No carbs. (No fruit juice - it's too sugary and will make you hungry in an hour or so.)

Mid morning - apple with peanut butter or cheese, almonds, low carb yogurt.

Lunch - Subway salad with chicken breast. Gluten free dressing (Or your own salad, with tuna add nuts)

Mid afternoon - almonds, cheese stick, lunch meat, celery with cream cheese spread on them, add sunflower seeds for crunch, peanuts, mixed nuts. Diet pop. Dill pickles, olives, or even a can of green beans.

Supper - Red wine, Steak, Ham, Roast beef, pork chops, shrimp, fish, veggies, 1/4 serving of baked potato with skin, or wild rice. Fresh strawberries or fruit with cool whip, Ghiredellis dark chocolate. Planters dark chocolate covered almonds. MMMMM!

Snack - Nuts, fruit, cheese. (I can't eat Dairy, but hope to someday, would love a cheese stick!) It's got 5 servings of fruits and veggies, and all the complex carbs you need plus protein. I use lots of real butter on my veggies, cause us celiac's need good fats. (Egg's provide lots of Omega 3)

Good luck.

Chaty

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Now that I have mastered gluten free eating and finally (after two years) got my anti-gliaden levels down in the normal range I have gained a lot of weight.

Can anyone recommend a gluten free diet plan that does not involve starvation?

I already work out five days a week, so I do not need to increase my exercise level, just need to reduce caloric intake.

Steve

EAT LESS! It's easier to eat less if you obey your hunger and fullness cues, rather than eat because it's mealtime, because you paid for it or because you're bored, stressed or lonely or tired. Also if you eat foods which are higher in fiber, you will feel fuller sooner. If you eat calorie dense foods, which are low in fiber, you can easily overeat before you realize you're too full. If you eat S L O W L Y, you can observe how you're hunger level changes as you eat, so you are ready to STOP eating when you feel satisfied, rather than stuffed. You can use those suggestions for ANY kind of diet.

My husband and I have a combined 10 food allergies (including our three shared sensitivities, gluten, dairy and eggs). With all those food restrictions, we need to focus on substitute 'safe' foods and using food as 'fuel' to resolve hunger, rather than feel deprived and overindulge on safe but highly calorically dense comfort foods. So many gluten free products are really gluten free junk foods. If you focus on naturally gluten free foods like fresh meats, vegies, fruits, nuts and dairy products (if you tolerate those), you can consume less total calories while safely satisfying hunger and staying healthy.

GOOD LUCK!

BURDEE

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There's no special gluten free diet plan for weight loss - stick to gluten free foods, in quantities that keep your calorie count below the amount you expend in a day. (Yes, *that* portion is that easy. The really complicated factor is how much you expend in a day. Many people vary greatly from the standard calculators.)

In order to not feel like you're starving, you need to keep your blood sugar very stable, and that means eating very balanced (between fat/protein/carb) meals, and eating often (but in small quantity). Fat, protein, and fiber all increase satiety, and to varying degrees for different people, so don't necessarily shy away from fat at all. (I actually do best by making sure I get at least 30% of my calories from fat.) But everyone is different, so you have to spend some time finding out what works best for *your* body.

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That's odd... Since i went gluten-free I have lost 12 lbs with little effort whatsoever. :huh: I eat alot of fruit, potatoes & rice @ least once a day, & protien 3x's a day to keep me full. I include 2-3 small snacks also (pudding cup, fruit, cheese stick, gluten-free pretzels, etc) b/c I am a boredom eater & work is SUPER boring! ;) Dunno if this helped @ all but I hope so!

Based on studies, NOT gaining weight is odd. 81% of Celiacs gain weight during the first year of being gluten free.

Now that I have mastered gluten free eating and finally (after two years) got my anti-gliaden levels down in the normal range I have gained a lot of weight.

Can anyone recommend a gluten free diet plan that does not involve starvation?

I already work out five days a week, so I do not need to increase my exercise level, just need to reduce caloric intake.

Steve

Keep in mind that almost all of our special food is high in calories. Our breads, buns and bagels seem higher than most normal stuff. I have found that Kinnickinnick seems closest to normal for calories and fat content. Their stuff also has fiber, something Celiacs generally are short in.

In addition to our food being dense in calories, now our intestines are working. We are absorbing our food now.

Steve, I have 6 page Word document from notes from the GIG conference about being your best weight. If you, or anyone else willing to give me their email, want it, just send me a private message. Most of it is following the food pyramid from the USDA and Harvard.

These are their links:

USDA food pyramid

Harvard food pyramid

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I would make sure your thyroid and endocrine systems are functioning properly. There is nothing quite so horrible as a great diet plan that yeilds nada b/c you have hypothyroidism or other endocrine failure.

I would just cut out the gluten-free bread products and commercially packaged gluten-free products, leaving Whole Foods only for eating - meat, veggies, fruits, brown rice if you must have the starch. They are loaded with calories and carbs, if they are mostly rice, tapioca, and corn starch they are doing more harm that good to your glycemic index levels.

If you must have bread, go for high protein breads like millet, quinoa, and sorghum (they have starches too, but it's a better blend for your hungry control).

Mercola's total health is a good book and it also is not pushy on grains at all.

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Hi Steve

I will tell you what I have been doing and it has worked for me. first of all I do want to say that each diet, or the way a person eats may work for one person but not the other. I am saying this because this is what I had to figure out for myself. At first when I was diagnosed I was eating gluten free junk. Now after listening to my body I realised that after eating fruit, veggies, salads and protein I feel great. I also got the book Paleo Diet, I recommend reading it. It is really helpful and basicly the way I eat follows what the book says. In a nut shell, it's eating unprocessed food wich is better for you. I rarley eat potatoes or rice becuase that makes me feel really bloated. I would start with eating less processed foods and maybe more fruits, veggies and protein. I have been doing this for a couple months and feel great and have lost over 20lbs. I don't feel deprived and It makes it a lot easier because all of those foods are naturally gluten free anyway. I wish you the best. I hope this helps or at least gives you some ideas. Whatever you do, listen to your body.

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That's odd... Since i went gluten-free I have lost 12 lbs with little effort whatsoever. :huh: I eat alot of fruit, potatoes & rice @ least once a day, & protien 3x's a day to keep me full. I include 2-3 small snacks also (pudding cup, fruit, cheese stick, gluten-free pretzels, etc) b/c I am a boredom eater & work is SUPER boring! ;) Dunno if this helped @ all but I hope so!

it goes two ways, the people who go out and replace everything, donuts, cookies, bread, bagels, pancake mix, often gain a bunch of weight. The people who simply avoid it often lose.

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.... So many gluten free products are really gluten free junk foods. If you focus on naturally gluten free foods like fresh meats, vegies, fruits, nuts and dairy products (if you tolerate those), you can consume less total calories while safely satisfying hunger and staying healthy.

GOOD LUCK!

BURDEE

Amen to that! i was amazed when i started at HOW MUCH ruubish there is.. sweet and ckaes n buscuits and all sorts f gluten-free foods.. and so little 'good' n healthy replacements - and the ingrediants losts on those things terrified me!! Since going gluten-free and DF ive lost over a stone without even thinking (or trying!) and now im trying .. well.. lets hope heh!

I think you have to try to eat naturally gluten-free stuffswhich are all naturally a lot healthier.

however the fact you are working out a lot and still having an issue troubles me, so id got the docs first! unless you can honestly say you are eating too much and its all processed it could indicate a problem!

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