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I have been gluten-free for 2 1/2 years now. When I was diagnosed I was about 125 (due to a little weight loss prior to diagnosis) I am now close to 150 and I am 5'6 its getting to the point that my stomach should be healing and I need to regulate my weight again. Although it has been gradual...I have really noticed how different clothes are fitting and how I feel.

These days I am constantly craving sweets. I have found that 'Just Born' is gluten-free so I have been stuck on eating candies!!! Huge problem!!

Some days I dont get hungry at all and other days I can eat to fill 4 stomachs. I did a little of research on my own and began strictly counting calories...weather it is 900 calories a day or 1900 that I eat my body does not respond. Even cardio work outs 4x a week didnt make a difference...I know our systems are much different than others so PLEASE help if you have any suggestions...I am going to Hawaii with my boyfriend in a few months and need to shake off a few lbs. besides that im only 21 and dont want to develop bad habits.

Oh and I recently went to the doctors and my thyroid is great and i am not diabetic...although I need to watch!

Thanks to everyone for reading! :)

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Hmm.... I'm not sure what direction to approach this so I guess I'll hit all the stops... If you are gluten-free and feeling healthy again and you really are eating only 900 calories for say a couple weeks at a time and not losing a pound then there is something wrong and you need a doctor to evaluate your situation. I'm not sure but you might ask your doctor for a consult with an endocrinologist (i think they cover metabolism and such). But if I were you I'd keep a food diary for about a month or so, so you can prove that you have really been trying and its not working. A food diary should include everything that goes into your mouth, including water, gum, and just a sip or taste of this or that. If you have an HMO you might be able to get a consult with a dietitian.

I certainly am not in the medical field but I consider myself an expert on weight loss. I've watched my weight every single day of my life. People often laugh when I tell them I'm an expert they say, "oh right, your thin!" I'm thin because I watch everything that goes in my mouth.

My sister in law has gained a lot of weight over the past 5 years (change of life stuff) and she told me for a year that she was only eating 1000 calories a day and was not losing any weight. I kept telling her it was impossible. I went out there last summer for 2 weeks and she managed to lose 6 pounds while I was there. There is nothing wrong with her metabolism she just didn't count calories well. A nibble of this and sip of that, just a bite, and a glass of wine (which usually turns into 2).

Most people I know diet like this: day 1: really good on 1000 calorie diet. day 2: pretty good but had 1 cookie. day 3: did ok but had a few snacks. day 4-7: totally screwed it up.

The bottom line is that for someone your size that IS in good health, if you eat 900 calories and exercise every day you WILL lose weight. Its hard, believe me I know it. Have you tried any of those online diet places (e-diet I think and I know weight watchers has one too). I'm sure there are lots of people here that would be willing to offer advice and encouragement (maybe we should start a gluten-free dieting thread), myself included (I can be sort of boot camp however which I'm sure is apparent from my post).

In a nutshell this is what I do when I need to lose weight: walk 3 miles every single day, no days off (I have a big dog). I eat mainly fruits, veggies, protein. NO white in my diet (no rice, potatoes, cereal, baked goods, etc.) drink more water with lemon.

Here is how I live when I don't need to lose weight: walk 3 miles every single day, no days off (I have a big dog). I eat mainly fruits, veggies, protein. drink more water with lemon. I have an occasional glass of wine. I eat small amounts of rice or potatoes or a cookie or trail mix or power bar or even ice cream when I feel like it (but no more then once a day). The key with this stuff is small amounts. I love sweets too - chocolate and ice cream are way up on my list!

When I tell this to people sometimes I hear: but I want to enjoy my life. I'm a firm believer that our enjoyment in life shouldn't be centered around food. Hey I love to eat and drink, and I eat in good restaurants often and really savor it, but i get my real enjoyment from my family, my dog, my boyfriend, my friends, books, walking, my job, hiking, the beach, shopping, etc. Its a change of mindset and for the past 10 years or so... my glass is way more then half full, its positively brimming.

I'm 53, 5'7" I'm 2 pounds under my high school weight (I'm 119 this morning), healthy, happy, active. I really believe good health is a powerful key to happiness.

I really believe that anyone in good health can lose weight but I know first hand its not easy and to do it we can all use a lot of help, ideas and encouragement.

Good luck! Susan

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I am a believer in all that pixigirl had to say. I know some people that say they try and then you accually find out well they are walking only 10 minutes on the treadmill that is no effort to me. Or the snack too. People snack and don't realize that they are even doing it. They had a donut at work but forgot to count it, snacked on candy at work or home thought that maybe it was 6 pieces today but it was accually 12. Things like this really do play into the weight loss. I am a firm believer of a journal if you want the weight to come off. Keep it in your pocket an mark down even a taste of something because it really does have calories. The biggest thing is change if you are not use to exersicing everyday or journalling everything that touches your lips it will seem like work at first. Do it for 2 weeks and it becomes a habit.

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The bottom line is that for someone your size that IS in good health, if you eat 900 calories and exercise every day you WILL lose weight.

I have to disagree completely. I have lost a considerable amount of weight and maintained for a long time. If you are only eating 900cal/day, it's NOT enough. Your body goes into starvation mode and actually holds onto averything you put in because it doesn't know when it's going to be nourished again. For your height and weight, your BMI is 24.2 which is at the higher end of normal (18.5-24.9), more importantly, your RMR (resting metabolic rate) is 1750--this is the amount of calories needed to sustain LIFE FUNCTIONS with a sedentary lifestyle. This is what the RMR is for the following:

Lightly active (1-3 days/week) 2000 calories

Moderately active (3-5 days/week)-2260 calories

Very active (5-7 days/week)-2500 calories.

The more active you are the more calories you body needs to survive. To lose weight, you need a BALANCE of calorie reduction and exercise but I don't recommend going below 1500 calories unless you are confined to a wheelchair or bed and are not active at all. So eat ~1500-1600 calories a day and work out 5-6 days a week, you shouldn't have a problem at all.

(I am in the medical field...)

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Well I'd like to add those are general guidelines and everyone's metabolism isn't exactly the same.

I also want to make it clear that I wasn't implying she should eat 900 calories a day, that isn't healthy at all. I was just making the point that if one was eating 900 calories a day for weeks at a time, and they have no metabolic disorders, the bottom line is that you are going to lose weight. (and I do understand how the body slows down your metabolism if you don't get enough calories but you will still ultimately lose weight if you continue very very low calories)

Personally when I need to lose a few pounds (I never let myself go more then 5 lbs over my ideal weight) I go to about 1300 - 1500 calories a day and its gone quickly.

Just wanted to make sure no one thought that 900 calories is a good idea.

Susan

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Well I'd like to add those are general guidelines and everyone's metabolism isn't exactly the same.

I also want to make it clear that I wasn't implying she should eat 900 calories a day, that isn't healthy at all. I was just making the point that if one was eating 900 calories a day for weeks at a time, and they have no metabolic disorders, the bottom line is that you are going to lose weight. (and I do understand how the body slows down your metabolism if you don't get enough calories but you will still ultimately lose weight if you continue very very low calories)

Personally when I need to lose a few pounds (I never let myself go more then 5 lbs over my ideal weight) I go to about 1300 - 1500 calories a day and its gone quickly.

Just wanted to make sure no one thought that 900 calories is a good idea.

Susan

I'm sorry if I misunderstood. Although I'm in cardiovascular services, I have done extensive training in nutrition and weight loss. I don't have a degree in it--wanted to but I my DH says I make too much $$ doing what I do :rolleyes: and I do like it. I've worked with a lot of women with their health and nutrition so I feel really comfortable with my 'methods' but I realize that everyone has their own ways. What works for one doesn't work for everyone. I just want to help out in any way I can!

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:D Yes I didn't mean to sound argumentative and just like you I didn't want anyone to think that I thought taking in only 900 calories a day was a good way to lose weight. In my book its a good way to ruin your health.

I am very "into" being healthy... exercise, eating right, maintaining my weight, being positive and centered. For the most part I eat whatever I want too, I just eat the stuff with more calories in smaller portions. I don't want to make it sound easy either, like I said before its an every day thing for me and I know my sister in law struggles with her weight every day. Its certainly not easy.

And we put so much stock into being a certain weight, but whether you are at that weight or not, try and enjoy life.

Susan!

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I originally gained weight when I went gluten free, but that was due to hording foods like Nacho's and ice cream out of withdrawls. After I had gained 20 pds and was at my mid pregnancy weight I finally decided enough was enough. I have since lost 42 pds and my motabolism has gotten a major boost. Before I went gluten free I could not eat more then 500 calories a day without gaining weight (NO JOKE). People never used to believe me when I said that but it was more then true. Now I eat normally and still seem to lose a little and gain a little thus my weight stays within a certain range. I wonder if it's the candy that's causing you to crave so much, and there could be something in it that your body wants to hold onto because it's missing out on all the other things you used to eat. If you can stand it try to eat fruits, veggies, and meats for a few weeks and see if that makes a difference (that's what I did and my motabolism finally took off)!! Good luck and I hope you are able to figure out what works for you really soon.

~~Angie~~

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My personal advice is to cut way, way, way down on processed foods.

Right now I'm eating meats cooked from scratch, veggies, fruits, rice cakes for snacks, nuts, peanut butter and honey and I'm losing weight very nicely -- without being hungry. In fact, I don't even limit the quantities I can eat. If I'm hungry, I just have a healthy snack.

I have lost 60 pounds from my pre-diagnosis weight.

Eliminate prepackaged gluten-free food. Stop the candy. If you drink regular soda, cut that out, too.

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I really appreciate all the feedback!! I would like to make my daily eating habbits a little clearer..currently I am on an elimination diet because after the holiday travels I feel sicker and sicker. Elimination diet for me basically consists of plain white rice (brown makes me sick) lettuce and other greens such as cucumbers and green peppers etc. uncooked. Fruits like grapes apples and oranges in small amounts. Egg whites and a cheese and butter in very small amounts. I started this on Sunday and tonight I am adding back in to my diet fish..ill probably only cook it with a little lemon and butter and seasons. Other than that its plain plain plain.

For about a month or more I was religious with a journal...every sip every bite all of it...thats how i knew about the actual calorie count (calorieking.com) the truth is I cant seem to train myself to get away from the sweets..I will drink coffee sweet or increase the fruits I am eating to substitute for the candies. I think its all in my head because I feel like I sacrifice so much by elimiating gluten from my diet I dont want to take anything else out of my system. Its important to maintain balance and I know that, but somedays I forget that now I actually have to work on it to lose weight.

My other problem is as of right now in my living quarters I only have a microwave toaster oven and fridge literally. No freezer no stove top...nothing. I can cook at my boyfriends but he has three roommates who do consume wheat so its a total catch 22. I know there are ways to buy hot plates and what not but financially right now there is not much I can afford. I am living paycheck to paycheck so basically I am looking for a diet that I do not need to cook a lot. I can attain it at a low cost. And will help me train my palate to not need sweets the way I do now.

I work as a sales associate so I am naturally on my feet 40 hours a week walking around....my boyfriend is a personal trainer and we plan to get back into the gym together with our cardio and weight training routines but even like now we are not working out and I would consider myself moderately active.

I am seriously thinking about seeing a nutritionist but you all were who I turned to first..I know the weight gain is normal but I used to be able to lose weight like it was nothing...now....not so much. I am willing to try any diets you might have for me but if you could be specific with times inbetween meals and snacks and stuff it owuld be much appreciated. This insane sweet tooth has got to go!!! and I can be very diciplined so let me know if something has worked for you.

Oh and another important thing to know is my boyfriend LOVES to take me out to dinner. He understands how difficult it is so im working on getting him out of that habit..I feel like that is where a lot of the gain is coming from too. Just something else to keeep in mind. ok Thanks!!!!

-Staci

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I eat out a lot too and if I'm not trying to lose weight I order what I want to, but I rarely finish it all I often bring some of it home. If I am in the weight loss mode I stick with fish and salad and veggies, or chicken, much plainer food. But we still enjoy going out (no cooking, no clean up, etc.). I usually splurge when we are out to dinner and have wine.

I know its hard to change your thinking around but I don't feel like I give up much by going gluten-free, I was so ill prior to finding out I had celiac that it was a relief to me that I could just take gluten out of my diet and feel so good.

Since then I've found I have food allergies too, so I can't have nuts, peanuts. I am allergic to but can eat in small amounts, tomato, lettuce, beans, squash. But I don't feel I'm giving up a lot, I'm health and happy.

Susan

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I have been trying to figure out why I have gained weight and after much research I have decided it's the caffeine in the coffee, and I know that sounds silly but it can affect your cortisol levels. This might not apply to you as much as it would me, as I'm 51.

The endo is going to check my cortisol level and I read that coffee can increase your cortisol level just like stress, which can cause you to gain weight. I wasn't eating anything and gaining weight. It was killing me. I am switching to decaf to see if it helps. I only put 1/2 tsp of sugar in my coffee. I may have to rethink the sugar too.

Also, if you eat something sugary or starchy, it makes you crave something sugary. That's why eating protein and fruits, and vegetables is so good for a diet. It gets rid of the cravings. That plain rice also fuels cravings.

Update on the caffeine theory:

Dr Perricone says: "Coffee (and it's not the caffeine) can result in elevated levels of cortisol and insulin, leading to weight gain. Remember, elevated insulin puts a lock on body fat. If you substitute green tea for coffee, and do nothing else differently, you will lose 10 pounds in six weeks."

Just wanted to pass that along. And I just bought 2 packs of decaf organic coffee. Oh well....

Edited by hayley3

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I feel for you.

When I first got sick I gained about 40 pounds. Everything that was going through me like lightning and I was just trying to keep up.

I am 5'2 115 pounds and I watch everything that goes into my mouth. I also bought a scale (weigh myself DAILY) and I walk EVERY SINGLE DAY. 3 days did nothing, 4 days nothing I have to do it every single day and you know what I love it.

I am crossing my fingers you find what works for you.

Don't give up.

lovelove

sickchick

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I really think we're all different....different bodies/ages/metabolisms, etc. Speaking for myself, when I went gluten free I started experimenting with all the gluten free stuff (feeling sorry for myself), and most of it is really high sugar/low nutrient value, and I had to get a hold of myself and I reasoned that wait....I didn't hog down all this stuff "before", so why do it now. I was gaining weight, and even worse, all that stuff (weird alternative flours/starches/plus the sugar) just didn't agree with me.

When I cut all that stuff out....I cut out all the grains and starches, most dairy, ate limited fruit, and concentrated on plain meats, veggies, salads, ate frequent but SMALL meals, drank a lot of water....everything straightened out and I lost weight quickly and effortlessly.

I am VERY carb sensitive, and sugary things make me feel sick. I bloat up and start getting cravings and gain weight from all the stuff I eliminated.

Also....many people minimize how many calories they eat. I just saw a show about extreme obesity and there was this 400 lb. woman saying how little she ate, she guessed about 2,000 calories a day max, but when they really watched her and computed her calories, she was shoveling down 15,000 a day. I know you're not doing that, but you may actually be underestimating what you eat.

And I don't agree with those who say "a calorie is a calorie." I have seen with myself that while total calories are always a consideration, it's the composition of the foods that make all the different in my own case. If I ate 1500 calories of eggs, leans meats & veggies I'd be fine and probably lose weight. If I ate 1500 calories of breads/starches/fruit/sugar things I'd bloat up like a pig and put on 10 pounds very quickly doing that for a few days.

Control your cravings by limiting, or preferably eliminating sugars, starches, and other high carb-low nutrient foods. It only takes a couple of days to lose ALL the cravings.

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And I don't agree with those who say "a calorie is a calorie." I have seen with myself that while total calories are always a consideration, it's the composition of the foods that make all the different in my own case. If I ate 1500 calories of eggs, leans meats & veggies I'd be fine and probably lose weight. If I ate 1500 calories of breads/starches/fruit/sugar things I'd bloat up like a pig and put on 10 pounds very quickly doing that for a few days.

Control your cravings by limiting, or preferably eliminating sugars, starches, and other high carb-low nutrient foods. It only takes a couple of days to lose ALL the cravings.

I think you are totally right about this. If you eat 1500 empty calories - then you're just hungry and irritable too. I've been watching The Biggest Loser (looking for motivation!) and they mentioned that you cannot burn calories if your body is processing sugar. That makes total sense to me. I have almost the exact same problem as you - I'm 8 days from my "year anniversary" and have put on quite a bit of weight this year. I'm absorbing food for once, but haven't changed the amount I eat. I also had the - I have to give up so much - but I can still have candy - mentality. That's been hard for me. My big problem is hunger. I started my diet Jan 1 and I'm hungry all of the time. I don't count calories - I do weight watchers - and have been trying to exercise everday. I'm going to try and cut out the candy starting tomorrow! :lol:

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I am also in the boat of weight gain....I put on at least 30lbs since I went gluten free in 2004. I really have gained in the last few months....my thyroid levels are fine though....I am hoping to get excersing more, because I don't really eat bad things...

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I am a college student and work full time...needless to say I have a super busy life so sometimes it seems impossible to be on the run and eat small meals frequently. I can not even make it to a microwave every few hours let alone a complete kitchen to prepare all these meats/proteins I know I need to eat. When I make it home in the evening I usually eat a normal meal for dinner and a snack or dessert before bed...VERY bad!!! When Opera lost all of her weight she didn't eat a single thing after 7pm...why cant I do that?!!?!?!?

I feel like I am venting because this morning and all day I did very welll. Carbs with protein and small amounts at a time..then come this evening I downed a whole bag of popcorn, a coke, 3 fruit snacks and 2 small pieces of chocolate. Its ridiculous and I am totally embarassed to say it but I feel like I lost control tonight. :(

Tomorrow I am back to work and will bring only a set amount of snacks and meals I can eat. Hopefully I will do better then. Thanks for listening.

-Staci

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Well its been said in this thread a number of times that we each have to find our own way and what works for each of us, and that is so true.

I said that I watch my weight constantly and don't go over my 5 pound limit, which is true, however at one point in time I did gain weight. I was at the end of my marriage and very unhappy at the time. I gained about 30 pounds and carried it around for about a year. When I finally got divorced I was just ready for a change and I hated how I looked, for me I had to sort of reach a rock bottom to have the will power to actually lose weight.

I went on a pretty strict diet and started to lose it. I'll tell you there is nothing like seeing the pounds drop off to help you stick to your diet. I lost it over the course of 3 months. It was after that I vowed never to gain more then a few pounds again, it was just too hard to take it off.

I am nothing if not disciplined, my job requires it and so over time its become a part of my personality. And so I allow myself few treats every day, even when I'm in the diet mode. Usually its a 100 calorie bag of popcorn and a few Hershey's kisses or a small piece of dark chocolate. For me if I don't have some chocolate I do feel deprived and then end up falling off the diet. But again you have to be really disciplined to only eat a small piece.

I guess for those of you that feel deprived when you diet you need to find some sort of reward so that doesn't happen because in my experience it can foil a diet every time. Shopping, chocolate, a glass of wine every few days... whatever floats your boat. Also when i diet I get rid of big bags of tortilla chips and such, its far easier not to eat them when they are not here! I'll go out and purchase 100 calorie bags of stuff and put a sign in my pantry: Only 1 treat a day! We use to have a dish out with Hershey's Kissables in it and I can't tell you how often I'd walk by and grab a "few". They add up. So on top of just going on a diet I think one needs to sit down and figure out where your diet downfalls are and how you will avoid them AHEAD OF TIME. I'm one of those Oprah type people: I will not eat after 7 pm. The only time that rule changes is when I go on vacation or its some special occasion.

Good luck. Susan

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I like to hear about other's stories, how they got to where they are now. Mine started when I was hitting puberty ~12y/o. I have a brother and sister who could eat whatever they want and stay abnormally skinny. I was always compared to them. The question was often asked "Don't you wish you could look like your sister, don't you wish you could be as thin as her?" The sad thing is, looking back, I was completely normal size-but when I looked in the mirror, I saw a distorted obese child. Once puberty was in full swing, I had VERY large breasts and the attention turned to those--"poor Rachelle" and my "beefy arms" Talk about the best way to send a young teenager into a downward spiral of eating disorders (anorexia followed by binging--every other day pattern), depression and very poor self esteem. I got pretty thin in the later part of high school, still thought I was really fat, graduated and moved away. In college, I was pre-med, too busy to eat, let alone eat healthy-I dropped 20 more # and people started getting worried. I got married at 20, gained a lot of weight--I really had no idea at that point how much I gained, I had no scale, ignored how my clothes fit. My dad remarried when I was 22. We had family members there who I hadn't seen since I was 12. It was the first time that I saw people staring at me in a negative way. I will NEVER forget the way it felt to have people look at me with such pity, again I heard "poor Rachelle." That was my 1st major turning point. I bought a scale, started weighing, measuring and journaling food, started working out most days, lost 25# in the next few months. Then the weight loss stopped completely. I found out I was pregnant with my DD. I did really well thru the pregnancy, I gained 35# which I was OK with. On her 1 week birthday ;) I was up early, laying in bed with her and I turned on the TV. Every station was stuck on this one image of this burning building. It took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on. It was Sept. 11, 2001. I was learning what was happening on the east coast while staring at this beautiful healthy child wondering what the hell did I bring her into? That was my 2nd, and final, turning point. I knew that I had to be there and be strong to raise and protect my child. It took me a little longer (2 years) but I lost 100# and have kept it off (almost 5 years now). I, like Susan, try not to eat after 7, I never go more than 3-4# over my 'ideal' weight (ideal for me), I never deprive myself anything. If I want a treat, I'll eat a treat--but I don't have the 'need' to eat a whole pan of brownies anymore. I'm OK with one. Do I struggle? Absolutly. I will always struggle. It's still hard for me to look in the mirror and see a woman who's a size 8 instead of a size 18. My sister is a photographer and she'll send me pictures and at first I won't recognize myself. I hope one day I will be able to look in the mirror and TRULY see how far I've come--not just telling myself, but actually believe. I guess life is a growth process. You live and learn and try to move on....

Thanks for listening. I needed to unload that for some reason.

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When I am unhappy I don't usually go for food....it is very strange. I am the opposite, when I am down in the dumps I can careless about eating and I don't even feel hungry some of the times.

I have been working out at home a bit. I would like to work on my stomach and my thighs....those seem to appear the largest to me when I look in the mirror.

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Wow, (celiac-mommy) what an inciteful story..thanks so much for sharing. I can not say I have had the same "type" of struggle but I can definately relate to how it was for you growing up. I am the youngest of 3 and my older sister was always the tiny one. My parents used to call me "hot dog" when I was a kid because I literally looked like I was 3rd world skinny...unhealthy and not good until I hit puberity...thats when the weight stuck to me. My sister was a runner and had a beautiful physique. I trained as a cheerleader but always felt bigger than everyone..puffy and not the cute tiny one. My mom is very overweight and would always praise my sister for being so small and defined. She had all the cute clothes and seemingly perfect friends, boyfriends, and life. Me on the other hand, I was somewhat an odd ball with a big mouth! If my mom offended me in any way about my weight....she definately knew. I was lucky in a sense that I always thought I was a very attractive person and regardless of the hits I took about my weight I remained as confident as I could be. Its hard being a girl in this world!!! I think my sense of self is what kept me afloat and not into eating disorders or a troublesome self image. Now, 5 years later, my mom knows it was due to my undiagnosed Celiac Disease that I was a super skinny at one point and then puffy and strangely bloated the rest of my life. It will take some work to get my body back to where I want it to be..I just need to find my happy medium. When I try to stay good for awhile it ends up backfiring. I just need to write it all down and stick to the plan.

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I am a college student and work full time...needless to say I have a super busy life so sometimes it seems impossible to be on the run and eat small meals frequently.

When Opera lost all of her weight she didn't eat a single thing after 7pm...why cant I do that?!!?!?!?

If you're on the run something small like an apple and piece of string cheese is a good snack that's easy to take with you and doesn't require a microwave. (Hoping you're not dairy-free here :))

You said you're a college student so not eating after 7pm may not be realistic for you. If you eat dinner around 5 or 6pm and are up studying until midnight or 2am, you will need another "dinner" around 10pm. The guideline is eat every four hours. The 7pm rule works well for people who go to bed around 10pm. The point of the 7pm rule is to eliminate nighttime grazing on junk food. I used to feel guilty making myself a second dinner, but now I know that much more healthy to do that than to snack all night.

Lifting weights can really help drop pounds, too. A pound of muscle burns 50cals/day whereas fat burns nothing. You gain a few pounds of muscle and you'll be burning a lot of extra calories without having to do anything extra.

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Hi

My suggestion would be to try Weight watchers, you can pick what you want to eat and it is not expensive. I think 900 calories a day is way too low. Your body goes into starvation mode and then tries to hold onto everything you have incase it happens again.

The sugar thing also is a factor as you eat sugar you crave more sugar. Make sure that you are not thirsty before you eat and try not to eat processed sugar for a couple days and see if that makes a difference.

But really WW is a great resource and you can even do everything online. I have lost 30lbs with WW and still counting.

Good luck.

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A woman at my work joined WW a year ago and asked me to join with her...I would be all for it but it was too expensive for my budget at the time. I have heard a lot of great things about it...how the points work and the support that is available..this is a great idea! Glad to hear you have been so successful on it...

I am off to a good start though I have been to the gym taking classes for the last 2 days...it was intense but I cant wait for the next class...but my problem is that I am doing it before work in the morning.

Now for me (I work retail) and my schedule is always changing but the days that I get off at night weather it be 9p,10p or even 12am, I go home and think I should eat (not out of hunger). When I used to work out after work I was very successful with my night cravings because after burning cals you dont want to go put them all right back...especially that late at night. Now I love the classes before work and dont want to change that so I need help after I get off work to control myself to not go crazy.

I am thinking about buying some king of workout video that I can do to keep me active, busy and away from the food!! Or maybe even a good strtching yoga video...I just need to be pre occupied. Ha ha I have even thought about meditation....any suggestions??

-Staci

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Now, 5 years later, my mom knows it was due to my undiagnosed Celiac Disease that I was a super skinny at one point and then puffy and strangely bloated the rest of my life.

-Staci

Staci,

Sounds like you just hit my life story, I was grossly skinny, My family would make fun of my, when we were camping, they would tell me not to about being eaten by wildlife, they would say the bear would use me as a toothpick..just little things like that, then in jr high, we had a party because i actually broke 100 lbs....i didnt gain weight until about 15, but once it was there it wouldnt go away, i got made fun of for being "fat" although i never wieghed more than 145 lbs. I am 5'5. so its a lil big, but by no means was i "fat." Now I stay between 130 and 140, and even when i wiegh 145 my friends still say i look amazing.

Since being gluten free I have not put on pounds, I watch what I eat, sticking to fruits and meats, and rice cakes.. I would say I am not a person who works out, I take the dogs for a walk at least 2 times a week, not alot but that is my exorcise, and i sit at a desk all day.

I think the thing is that now i just pay attention to what I take in, because I do not want to gain the weight again....

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    Laffy Taffy Plain, Stretchy & Tangy and Rope Lemonheads Lemonheads & Friends Conversation Hearts Tropical Chewy Lemonhead Chewy Lemonhead & Friends Berry Chewy Lemonhead Lifesavers LifeSavers Gummies including Big Ring Gummies, Sweet 'n' Sour, and Scary Assortment Lily's Sweets 40% Original Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets 40% Salted Almond Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets 55% Almond Dark Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets 55% Coconut Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets 55% Crispy Rice Dark Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets 55% Dark Chocolate Bar with Cinnamon Lily's Sweets 55% Original Dark Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets 70% Original Dark Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets 70% Blood Orange Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets 70% Candy Cane Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets 70% Chipotle Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets 70% Sea Salt Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets Creamy Milk and Hazelnut Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets Milk and Gingerbread Chocolate Bar Lily's Sweets Original Double Chocolate Crunch Bar Lily's Sweets Sour Cherry Double Chocolate Crunch Bar Lollipop Paint Shop Lovely Bananas Foster Lovely Black Licorice Lovely Caramel Apple Lovely Cashmels Lovely Chocolate Peppermint Lovely Chocolate Cherry Lovely Chewy Original Caramels Lovely Chocolate Swirl Caramels Lovely Fudgee Roll Lovely Fudgee Roll Raspberry Lovely Fruit Chews Lovely Halloween Cherry Licorice Lovely Halloween Juicy Chew Lovely Hula Chew Lovely Juicy Chew Original Lovely Juicy Chew Tropical Lovely Pumpkin Spice Lovely Salted Caramel Lovely Super fruit Chews M
    M&M's—original, peanut, peanut butter Manischewitz Fruit Slices Mars M&M's—except pretzel M&M's Mars Dove chocolate products (all flavors EXCEPT for milk chocolate cinnamon graham/cookies and cream, and some holiday varieties, such as milk chocolate truffles) Mars Munch Nut bar Mars Snickers, Snickers Dark bars, fun size and mini's—may contain almonds Mary Janes Mallo Cup Marvel Heroes Candy Sticks (Hulk, Spiderman, Wolverine) Mega Warheads Melster Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Melster Peanut Butter Kisses Melster Compound-Coated Marshmallow  Melster Chocolate-Covered Creme Drops  Melster Compound Coated Creme Drops  Melster Salt Water Taffy  Melster Peanut Butter Kisses   Melster Circus Peanuts  Melster Sanded Marshmallow   Melster Coconut Toasties  Milk Duds Milky Way Midnight Bar (not the original Milky Way Bar)
    Milky Way Caramel Bar Mike and Ike Mike and Ike Spray Mini Mentos Mini Sour Dudes Straws Monstaz Pops (jack–o–lantern lollipops) Monster Hunt plastic monster eggs filled with candy bones, skulls and pumpkins (made for Target) Mounds Bars – All Mounds dark chocolate fun size bars  N
    Necco's Sky Bar 4 in 1 chocolate bar Necco Wafers Necco Mary Janes Necco Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses—does contain peanuts Necco Sweethearts Conversation Hearts (available for Valentine's Day only) Necco Canada Mint & Wintergreen Lozenges Necco Haviland Thin Mints and Candy Stix Necco Clark Bars Necco Skybars Necco Haviland Peppermint & Wintergreen Patties Necco Candy Eggs Necco Talking Pumpkins (available at Halloween only) Necco Squirrel Nut Caramels and Squirrel Nut Zippers Necco Banana Split and Mint Julep Chews Necco Ultramints Nestle Milk Chocolate fun size bars Nestle Baby Ruth Nestle Bit–O–Honey Nestle Butterfinger (NOT Butterfinger Crisp or Butterfinger Stixx) Nestle Goobers—does contain peanuts Nestle Nips (both regular and sugar–free) Nestle Oh Henry! Nestle Raisinets—made on equipment that processes peanuts Nestle Sno–Caps Nestle Toll House morsels and chunks (only if labeled gluten-free) Nestle Wonka Pixy Stix Nestle Wonka Laffy Taffy Nestle Wonka Lik–M–Aid Fun Dip Nestle Wonka Spree Nik—L—Nip wax bottles with juice Now and Later O
    Oh Henry! Operation Gummy Candy P
    Palmer Peanut Butter Cups—does contain peanuts Payday Candy – All Peanut M&M's Pearson's Bun candy—maple and roasted peanuts Pearson's Mint Patties, Pearson's Nut Goodies Pearson's Salted Nut Rolls Peeps Jack–O–Lanterns, Marshmallow Pumpkins, Marshmallow Ghosts, Marshmallow Tombstones, Chocolate Mousse Cats, Milk Chocolate Covered Pumpkins, Dark Chocolate Covered Pumpkins, and Milk Chocolate Dipped Orange Chicks—"Gluten Free" Pez candy—All PEZ products are "Gluten Free" Pop Rocks Popcorn Expressions Kettle Corn Snack Bags Pixie Stix Pure Fun Halloween Pure Pops R
    Rain Blo Bubble Gum Eyes of Terror Raisinets Razzles candy gum Red Bird Assorted Puffs Red Bird Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mini Red Bird Cinnamon Puffs Red Bird Cinnamon Sticks Red Bird Citrus Puffs Red Bird Cream Penny Sticks Red Bird Lemon minis Red Bird Lemon Sticks Red Bird Peppermint Puffs Red Bird Peppermint Sticks Red Hots Reese's Fast Break candy bars and snack size Reese’s Nutrageous Bar Reese's Peanut Butter Cups snack size and miniatures—Except Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Unwrapped Minis and Seasonal Shaped Items Reese's Pieces Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – All Except Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Unwrapped Minis and Seasonal Shaped Items Reese’s Pieces Candy - All Except Reese’s Pieces Eggs Reese’s Spreads – All Except Reese’s Spreads with Snacksters Graham Dippers Reese's Select Peanut Butter Cremes Reese's Select Clusters Reese's Whipps Riviera Spooky Candy Rings Rolo Caramels in Milk Chocolate Candies – All Except Rolo Minis Rolo chocolate covered caramels—Except ROLO Minis Russell Stover Salt Water Taffy Russell Stover Candy Corn Taffy Russell Stover Caramel Apple Taffy S
    Scharffen Berger Products – All Except Scharffen Berger Cocoa Powder Sidewalk Chalk Sixlets Skeleton Pops (lollipops) Skittles includes Original, Sour, Wild Berry, Fizzl'd Fruits, and Crazy Core, including fun—size Smarties—(the small pastel–colored candies sold in rolls and made by Ce De). Also Candy Money, Candy Necklace, Easter Smarties, Giant Smarties, Giant Smarties Pops, Love Hearts, Mega Smarties, Smarties in a Pouch, Tropical Smarties, Smarties Double Lollies, Smarties Mega Lollies, Smarties Parties, Smarties Pops, and X—TREME Sour Smarties. Manufacturer states: These products contains NO: gluten, milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, or soy. (US only, NOT gluten-free in Canada). Skor Toffee Bars - All Snickers Bars (all flavors) Snickers Fudge bar Sno—Caps Sno—Cone Soda Pop So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Candy Corn So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Peppermint Star Sour Patch Spooky Candy Rings (eyeballs, Frankenstein heads and other shapes on rings) Starburst Fruit Chews and fun—size Starburst Gummibursts and Sour Gummibursts Stonyfield Organic Mixed Berry Fruit Snacks Stonyfield Organic Strawberry Fruit Snacks Sugar Babies Sugar Daddy Caramel Pops Sugar Mama Caramels Super Bubble bubble gum Surf Sweets Gummy Worms Surf Sweets Gummy Swirls Surf Sweets Gummy Bears Surf SweetsFruity Bears Surf Sweets Jelly Beans Surf Sweets Sour Worms Surf Sweets Sour Berry Bears Swedish Fish Sweet's All American Mint Taffy Sweet's Apple Fruit Sours Sweet's Banana Taffy Sweet's Black Licorice Taffy Sweet's Blue Raspberry Taffy Sweet's Bubble Gum Taffy Sweet's Buttered Popcorn Taffy Sweet's Candy Cane Taffy Sweet's Candy Corn Sweet's Candy Corn Taffy Sweet's Caramel Apple Taffy Sweet's Caramel Taffy Sweet's Cherry Cola Taffy Sweet's Cherry Fruit Sours Sweet's Cherry Hearts Sweet's Cherry Taffy Sweet's Chocolate Bridge Mix Sweet's Chocolate Cinnamon Bears Sweet's Chocolate Hazelnut taffy Sweet's Chocolate Peanut Clusters Sweet's Chocolate Peanuts Sweet's Chocolate Raisins Sweet's Chocolate Taffy Sweet's Chocolate Wonder Mints Sweet's Cinnamon Bears Sweet's Cinnamon Bunnies Sweet's Cinnamon Hearts Sweet's Cinnamon Lips Sweet's Cinnamon Santa's Sweet's Cinnamon Squares Sweet's Cinnamon Taffy Sweet's Cookie Dough Taffy Sweet's Cotton Candy Taffy Sweet's Egg Nog Taffy Sweet's Fish Sweet's Fruit Slices Sweet's Fruit Sours Sweet's Grape Fruit Sours Sweet's Guava Taffy Sweet's Gum Drops Sweet's Holiday Trees Sweet's Honey Taffy Sweet's Hot Shots Sweet's Huckleberry Taffy Sweet's Jelly Beans Sweet's Jelly Beans Sweet's Key Lime Taffy Sweet's Key lime Taffy Sweet's Lemon Fruit Sours Sweet's Marshmallow Bears Sweet's Natural Fish Sweet's Natural Lemonade rings Sweet's Natural Nummy Bears Sweet's Natural Sour Worms Sweet's Neapolitan Taffy Sweet's Orange Dark chocolate Jewels Sweet's Orange Milk chocolate Jewels Sweet's Orange Slices Sweet's Orange Slices Sweet's Orange Sticks Sweet's Orange/Vanilla Taffy Sweet's Peach Taffy Sweet's Peanut Clusters (available in both milk and dark chocolate) Sweet's Peppermint Taffy Sweet's Pink Grapefruit Sours Sweet's Raspberry Dark Chocolate Jewels Sweet's Raspberry Milk Chocolate Jewels Sweet's Raspberry Sticks Sweet's Raspberry Taffy Sweet's Red and Green fruit Sours Sweet's Red Licorice Taffy Sweet's Root Beer Taffy Sweet's Rum Taffy Sweet's S'more's Taffy Sweet's Scandinavian Swimmers Sweet's Sour Bunnies Sweet's Sour Stars Sweet's Sour Stars Sweet's Strawberry and Banana Taffy Sweet's Strawberry and Crème Taffy Sweet's Strawberry Taffy Sweet's Sugar free Cinnamon Bear cubbies Sweet's Sweet's Candy Pebbles Sweet's Vanilla Taffy Sweet's Watermelon Taffy Sweet's Wild berry Taffy Sweet's Wonder mints Sweethearts conversation hearts Forbidden Fruits (candy packaging of The Twilight Saga, New Moon the movie) Sweet's Candy Corn Taffy T
    Tasty Brand Fruit Gummies- Citrus Splash Tasty Brand Fruit Gummies- Smoothie Tasty Brand Fruit Gummies- Super fruit Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks- Citrus Splash Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks- Mixed Fruit Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks- Scary Berry Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks- Smoothie Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks- Spooky Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks- Super fruit Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks- Wild Berry Tic Tacs Tootsie Caramel Apple Pops Tootsie Pops—original and mini Tootsie Fruit Rolls Tootsie Peppermint Pops Tootsie Rolls Tropical Dots Tootsie Rolls Midgies and snack bars Topps — Baby Bottle Pop, Ring Pops, Push Pops, Ring Pop Gummies, Bazooka Gum, Bazooka Gum Nuggets Trader Joe's Citrus Gum Drops Trader Joe's Mango Taffy Trader Joe's Sour Gummies Transformers Candy Mix—gummy shields, fruit chews, candy shields, gum rocks Tropical Stormz Pops TruJoy Fruit Chews TruJoy Organic Choco Chews TruSweet Jelly Beans TruSweet Gummy Bears TruSweet Fruity Hearts TruSweet Fruity Bears TruSweet Gummy Worms TruSweet Sour Worms TruSweet Sour Berry Bears TruSweet Watermelon Rings TruSweet Peach Rings TruSweet Spring Mix Jelly Beans TruSweet Spooky Spiders TruSweet Organic Fruity Bears TruSweet Organic Fruity Hearts TruSweet Organic Jelly Beans TruSweet Organic Peach Rings TruSweet Organic Watermelon Rings Twist and Glow, Twist and Glow Heart, Twist and Glow Pumpkin Two Moms in the Raw Gluten Free Almond Butter Cacao Truffles Two Moms in the Raw Almond Butter Cayenne Truffles Two Moms in the Raw Almond Butter Green Tea Vanilla Truffles U
    Unreal Halloween Treats Unreal Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with Coconut Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with Crispy Quinoa Unreal Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Unreal Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with Crispy Quinoa V
    Vosges Haut Chocolate Bacon Dark Chocolate Bar Vosges Haut Chocolate Coconut & Cherry Caramel Bar Vosges Haut Chocolate Crispy Carrot Bar W
    Warheads Extreme Sour hard candy and Sour QBZ chewy cubes Warheads Sour Chewy Cubes Warheads Super Sour Spray, Sour Dippers, Double Drops Welches Fruit Snacks—All flavors Wild Ophelia Peanut Butter Banana Cup Wild Ophelia Peanut Butter and Cherry Cup Wild Ophelia Peanut Butter and Toasted Coconut Cup Wild Ophelia Peanut Butter and Smoked Salt Cup Wonka Bottlecaps Wonka Chocolate Laffy Taffy Wonka Giant Chewy Nerds Jelly Beans Wonka Giant Pixy Stix Wonka Gobstopper Everlasting Wonka Gobstopper Chewy Wonka Fruit Tart Chews Wonka Fun Dip and Fun Dip Sour Wonka Laffy Taffy Ropes Wonka Mix–Ups Wonka Monster Mix–Ups—SweetTarts Skulls and Bones, Spooky Nerds, Howlin' Laffy Taffy Wonka Nerds—carry a cross contamination warning on the Spooky Nerds orange and fruit punch flavors Wonka Pixy Stix Wrigley's Gum Wrigley’s Creme Savers X
    X–scream Mouth Morphers Fruit Gushers Y
    York Peppermint Patties - All Except York Pieces Candy, York Minis, and York Shapes (5 oz.)s YumEarth Organic Fruit Snacks YumEarth Gummy Fruits Z
    Zed Candy Skulls and Bones Zip-A-Dee-Mini Pops
    With all these selections, finding some good, gluten–free candy should be a snap. As always, be sure to read labels, as some ingredients can vary.
    **WARNING! THESE UNSAFE CANDIES CONTAIN OR MAY CONTAIN GLUTEN:
    AIRHEADS Packaging states that Airheads are: "Manufactured in a facility that processes wheat flour." Airheads.com FAQs state that: "Airheads do not contain gluten; however, they are processed in a facility that uses wheat flour, so the company does not guarantee that Airheads are gluten-free. Airheads Xtremes Rolls contains wheat flour ALTOIDS Contain gluten as wheat maltodextrin ANNABELLE'S Abba Zabba—contains: peanuts, soybean oil and soy lecithin, wheat/gluten Big Hunk—Package statement: "made in a facility that uses milk, egg, tree nuts, wheat and peanuts" Look—Contains: milk, peanuts, soy lecithin, eggs, wheat/gluten Rocky Road, Rocky Road Mint, Rocky Road Dark—Contain wheat/gluten Uno—Contains: milk, almonds, soy lecithin, wheat/gluten AMERICAN LICORICE CO. Sour Punch Sticks, Twists, Bits, Bites, Straws—contains wheat/gluten Red Vines—all varieties and flavors contain wheat/gluten BEE INTERNATIONAL Zombee Bloody Bites (glow in the dark plastic fangs with oozing candy blood bags) Zombee Candy Corn (in a tall tube with plastic pumpkin lid) Package statement: "Made in a facility that also processes milk, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts." BRACH'S All Brach's candy should be considered NOT gluten–free! Please be careful, as I have seen Brach's candies included on gluten-free safe lists! Brach's Candy Corn, Brach's Jelly Bean Nougats, and Brach's Halloween Mellowcremes ARE all processed in a facility that processes wheat. CADBURY ADAMS Sour Patch Xploderz CHUCKLES Chuckles Ju Jubes CVS Candy Corn, Autumn Mix, Candy Pumpkins Ingredients free of: wheat/gluten, milk, tree nuts, peanuts Package statement: "This product was packaged in a facility where other products containing peanuts, tree nuts, milk, wheat, soy and egg are also packaged." DOVE CHOCOLATE  Milk chocolate cinnamon graham/cookies and cream, and some holiday varieties, such as milk chocolate truffles FARLEY'S AND SATHERS Harvest Mix and Candy Corn—This product is made by Brach's. All Brach's candies are considered to contain gluten. See Brach's listings. Heide candies—Jujyfruits, Jujubes, Red Raspberry Dollars, Red Hot Dollars Wild Cherry, Heide Gummi Bears Super Bubble and Super Bubble Blast Trolli Gummi Bears, Trolli Sour Brite (Frite) Crawlers "Packaged on equipment that packages products containing traces of milk, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and/or soy protein." FERRERO Ferrero Rocher Chocolates FLIX Bag of Boogers Gummies — "Manufactured in a facility that processes gluten (wheat), milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and soy." FRANKFORD Frankford Fun Size Mix (Peanut Butter, Caramel and Crispy Chocolate Covered Candies) Crispy Candies SpongeBob Gummy Krabby Patties GOETZE Goetze's Caramel Creams, Cow Tales—Contain wheat flour, milk, and soy HARIBO Bears (the package now says: Dextrose - wheat or corn) Black Licorice Wheels Brixx Clark Bars Fruity Pasta Konfekt and Pontefract Cakes Red Licorice Wheels Sour S'ghetti HERSHEY Hershey Snack Sized Bars — ALL Kit Kat—contains wheat Mr. Goodbar Reese's Minis Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins Reese's Seasonal Rolo Minis Twizzlers—contains wheat Whoppers—contains barley malt and wheat flour Hershey's Bliss (Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Milk Chocolate with Meltaway Center, White Chocolate with Meltaway Center, Milk Chocolate with Raspberry Meltaway Center, Dark Chocolate)—No gluten ingredients, but not on Hershey's official gluten-free list. Hershey's Special Dark Bar (note that this is confusing, since several other Special Dark products are considered gluten-free, so make sure you know what you're buying) Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme Bar Hershey's Milk Chocolate Drops Hershey's Miniatures (any flavor, including flavors that are considered gluten-free in larger sizes) Mr. Goodbar Symphony Bar Hershey's Extra Dark Chocolate Hershey's Kisses that do not appear on the gluten-free list above Hershey's Good & Plenty Hershey's Mr. Goodbar fun size Hershey's Twizzlers, Flavored Twists IMPACT CONFECTIONS Warheads Sour Twists—contain wheat/gluten, milk Warheads Sour Jelly Beans—made in facility shared with wheat, peanuts, milk, egg and soy Warheads Sour Candy Canes—contain soy; made in facility shared with wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, and soy Warheads Sour Coolers—contains oat fiber MARS and WRIGLEY Mars Bar Mars Combos (a snack mix) M&M White Chocolate, Mint and M&M Coconut flavors—Check individual packages to be sure M&M Pretzel flavor and some M&M seasonal flavors Milky Way—contains barley malt Twix—contains wheat NESTLE Butterfinger Crisp or Butterfinger Stixx—contains wheat flour Butterfinger Giant Bar Butterfinger Hearts Butterfinger Jingles Butterfinger Medallions Butterfinger Pumpkins Butterfinger Snackerz Butterfinger Stixx Chewy Spree Crunch—contains barley malt Everlasting Gobstopper Hundred Grand Bar—contains barley malt Kit Kat Bar 100 Grand Bar—contains barley malt Sweetarts—Contain both maltodextrin and dextrin, which can be made from wheat and barley, and are not listed on Nestle’s gluten-free candy list) Wonka Bar (all flavors) Wonka Gummies Wonka Kazoozles Wonka Nerds Wonka Oompas and the Wonka Bar are NOT gluten–free. Wonka Oompas and the Wonka Bar are NOT gluten–free. NEWMAN'S OWN Organic Dark Chocolate & Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (Made on equipment that processes products containing peanuts, tree nuts, milk, wheat, soybean and egg products.) PALMER Palmer Bag of Boo's fudge bars Palmer Tricky Treats (mix of Googley Eyes, Boneheads, and Pumpkin Patch chocolate candies) Palmer Trick or Treat Mix Palmer Peppermint Patties RUSSELL STOVER'S—Russell Stover's products are produced on equipment that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and wheat gluten. YORK York Pieces, York Minis and York Shapes WONKA Wonka Bar Wonka Chewy Runts Wonka Chewy Spree Wonka Giant and Mini Chewy SweeTarts Wonka Nerds Wonka Oompas Wonka Runts Wonka Runts Chewy Wonka SweetTarts Wonka Sweetarts (regular) Wonka Sweetarts Chew Wonka Sweetarts Chewy Twists Wonka Sweetarts Giant Chewy Wonka Sweetarts Mini Chewy Wonka Shockers Wonka Sweetarts Gummy Bugs—contains wheat/gluten Wonka Sweetarts Rope—contains wheat/gluten Wonka Sweetarts Shockers Wonka Tart N Tinys Wonka Tart N Tinys Chew Wonka SweetTarts Boo Bag Mix Additional information and lists of gluten-free safe and unsafe Halloween candies can be found at:
    About.com Celiac.com Celiaccentral.com CeliacSupportAssociation.org Celiacfamily.com DivineCaroline.com Foodallergyfeast Glutenawayblog.com Glutenfreefacts Gluten Intolerance Group Medpedia Surefoodliving.com Urbantastebud.com Verywellfit.com Here is a partial list of major candy manufacturers and how to contact them:
    Adams & Brooks American Licorice Co. BEE International  Ferrara Candy Company  Ferrero Rocher  FLIX  Gimbal's Fine Candies  Goetze's Candy Company  Hershey's. Here's a link to Hershey's official gluten-free list. Impact Confections  Jelly Belly Just Born. Here's a link to Just Born Gluten-free FAQs Justin’s Nut Butters products are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, which requires products to have less than 10 parts per million of gluten in them. Kraft Foods Mars Chocolate Necco  Nestle USA Palmer Pearson's PEZ  Pop Rocks  Tootsie Roll —Tootsie Roll Industries, which also makes Charms products, says that, as of fall 2018, all of the company's confections are considered gluten-free except Andes cookies. "Tootsie does not use wheat, barley, rye, oats, triticale, spelt, or any of their components, either as ingredients or as part of the manufacturing process. Corn and soy products are used during the manufacturing process," the company says.

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