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Can Anyone Give Advice,help Or Even Relate With Gluten Free Weight Gain And Health Problems

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After reading this forum I see I am not alone in a huge weight gain After going gluten free allot of people loose weight but I gained.It is truly depressing.I suspect that when people go gluten free our bodies are so depleted of minerals due to leaky gut issues,underlying candida and even other underlying hormone imbalances like low thyroid and PCOS which research has shown is directly linked with gluten intolerance.When we first go gluten free we are so starving that counting carb grams and weighing out portions of food is the farthest thing from our minds.I read in the book BLOOD SUGAR BLUES that they use rice,corn,potatoes to fatten pigs,well no wonder why it seems to have the same affect on humans since pigs are very closely related to humans genetically.Anyway thats my take on it.I think allot of us over eat rice and grains,I know that I do and I have had major weight gain and issues with candida,environmental allergies,Ibs,low thyroid,pcos etc.I am now at the obesity level it is depressing to be weak and sick and then be gaining weight.I still have allot of mineral deficiences due to malapsorbtion and Chronic diarrhea.I aslo have CFIDS Chronic fatigue.I think that allot of us emphasize rice and potatoes which are extremely high glycemic and increase insulin leves.Grains are addicting and comforting,I love curling up to a bowl of rice pasta or rice toast or baked potatoes etc.But these foods are stored as fat.I have noticed allot of people from european decent especially do bad on excess carbs,portion control is boring and it sucks but its amazing how small a serving of rice is!and rice isnt filling unless u eat a plate of it,and a plate of rice is like 5 portions! I think we need to learn to portion control and balance our meals so that they have a balanced ratio of protein fat and carbs.This is my thinking after the research I did.I tried the SCD diet very strictly it made me sick at the time because I was trying to eat the dairy,eggs,cheese and nuts and I am allergic to those,I had just come off a long term vegetarian diet and wasn't ready to add all the meat.But I know it helps many,just didn't for me it was miserable I followed it for 2 months.Now I am trying to transition into a candida style diet but it is so hard because I am pyschologically and physically addicted to carbs and go through major depression and with drawl,so I need to reduce them rather then cut them entirely for a period of time but its very difficult.I feel like I am so restricted already with intolerances to so many foods.And I am weak and pale

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There's another thread going now regarding sugar and flour that you should read. There are those of us that feel we are addicted to them and so we avoid them for the most part. I, for one, have eliminated flour and sugar for the time being and I am losing weight and am so in control, the cravings are gone. I have been yo-yoing all of my life and so who knows what will happen this time. Maybe it will be the last time I will have to do this. I am going to think of sugar/flour as being as harmful to me as gluten is. I do not have any trouble staying away from gluten at all. Best of luck to you....Barbara

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There's another thread going now regarding sugar and flour that you should read. There are those of us that feel we are addicted to them and so we avoid them for the most part. I, for one, have eliminated flour and sugar for the time being and I am losing weight and am so in control, the cravings are gone. I have been yo-yoing all of my life and so who knows what will happen this time. Maybe it will be the last time I will have to do this. I am going to think of sugar/flour as being as harmful to me as gluten is. I do not have any trouble staying away from gluten at all. Best of luck to you....Barbara

Thanks Barbara will check out that thread Good luck to ya!

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I have PCOS and am addicted to carbs as well. The addiction to carbs was horrible a year and a half ago, but it's getting better. It's a mental thing and I'm teaching myself to view the foods as if they were cauliflower, which I despise. bleh!!

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I have a huge list/plan that I created for someone else, if you want me to fwd it to you, PM me and i'll get it right over. :)

Rachelle,

I would really be interested in the list that you created if you would be willing to share it with me. My email is fasas-nana@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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Rachelle,

I would really be interested in the list that you created if you would be willing to share it with me. My email is fasas-nana@hotmail.com. Thanks!

I would also be interested in the list you created. I am having a hard time with carbs too. I love potatoes, rice, pasta. I've been gaining weight. My doctor says I need to eat differently because my triglicerydes are so high. Any advice would be welcome. I'm frustrated.Here's my email: hisevr@yahoo.com.

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I have a huge list/plan that I created for someone else, if you want me to fwd it to you, PM me and i'll get it right over. :)

I would love this list. I too, am having trouble losing weight on Weight Watchers since I've gone gluten-free. My email address is: PsalmsGrl@aol.com Thank you!

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I have a huge list/plan that I created for someone else, if you want me to fwd it to you, PM me and i'll get it right over. :)

I realize this thread hasn't been active for awhile, but I was hoping to also get a copy of that list/plan. I am new to gluten-free and this forum and would appreciate all the advice/help possible. my address is meganrgeorge@gmail.com

Thanks!

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I have a huge list/plan that I created for someone else, if you want me to fwd it to you, PM me and i'll get it right over. :)

I would love your list-I am having a terrible time with weight gain-Dr. said I have pypo-thyrodism My e-mail is Moebailey7@aol.com

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Hi, I would be so happy to get anyone the information I have compiled, but I can't get onto the forum as often as I'd like, so please email me and I will forward it to you. rlmcfarland@yahoo.com In order for the information to be more accurate for you, I need the following: age, current height and weight, activity level-what do you do for exercise and how frequently-any restrictions for exercise, dietary restrictions other than gluten and foods that you love (can't live without) and hate. With this info, I can give you a more accurate plan--it varies SO MUCH from person to person. I can then get the info to you within a day or 2. It's a lot of information, so read through it carefully and slowly. You might want to start with one thing at a time.

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