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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

If you're looking for relaxation at the end of the day or a good stretch to wake up, I'd get Rodney Yee AM/PM yoga and stress relief set. If you're looking for toning and weight loss, I'd go for David Swenson Series 1 Ashtanga Yoga. That's the one I currently use and it kicks my butt, but my arms, chest and back have never looked better!

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Great suggestion celiac-mommy I will look into those dvds. I recently found a discounted 20 min yoga video that I tryed tonight and really enjoyed so I will be searching for more in the future. Thanks!

bobohead, isnt it so strange how the body works?? I have been diagnosed for almost 3 years now and I wouldnt say I am big or anything b/c im 5'6 and clsoe to 150. Its just difficult to be at one point the super small one then all of a sudden not. I see myself in the mirror...about a size 8...and think to myself, this is normal. It is just hard for me to live out of shape and be constantly eating the right things. As of right now I am really on track because first and foremost I want to be healthy! Like I said my mom is overweight and I have totally experienced the gain when Im not staying active and concious of what I eat.

Its just hard sometimes!!

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So you are saying you just have a body image problem and not really a weight issue.

Maybe you could make an appt with a counselor at school or tell your primary care doctor and see what he says.

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What caught my attention about your post is that you say you crave a lot of sweets. Since that has been the bane of my existence for close to half my life, I feel I can give you some advice because even though you've been given some good advice here most of it assumes that everything is "normal" with you and I don't think that is the case. I feel that unless you get to the bottom of those cravings none of it will work for you.

Sugar cravings may be due to several different reasons, the most obvious is poor diet choices. By that I mean eating too many refined carbs and insufficient protein, good fats and fiber. The solution for that is to eat 5 or 6 small meals a day, all containing some protein, this way you will never have time to feel hungry and your insulin levels will become normal. Another reason for being generally hungry too often and/or craving sugar and starches is not producing enough digestive enzymes. I went through this the first time sometime after having my son 25 years ago. I nursed him so I always had to eat a little something each night after I finished nursing him but the problem was that when he started sleeping through the night I couldn't because I'd still wake up hungry every night, I also had been having lots of digestive problems and my list of foods I couldn't handle kept getting longer. Finally, I went to see a nutritionist who prescribed some complete digestive enzymes and I noticed I slept through the night the very first day after I began taking them. He also advised me on how to eat and what foods to avoid and when I finally cut sugar off I was able to lose the remaining 7 lbs. from my pregnancy weight. Lack of magnesium and/or chromium may also lead to sugar cravings, you could try taking them in supplement form and see if they help.

As for more exercise, I hate to contradict what has been said here but that is not always helpful or even advisable, especially if the person has any problems handling their blood sugar levels. In fact, exercising more than 30 min. at a time can cause the thyroid of many of us to slow down, not what we need! And, by the way, the lectins in wheat do affect the thyroid, especially in people with Blood Type O and B; even if you had it checked that's no guarantee that it was really working normally, and it could take months before it does again. Also, after spending a few hours reading at a weight loss forum the other day I concluded that exercise was of limited help in weight loss but modifying one's diet was way more important as some of the "biggest losers" didn't exercise at all (but most started after in order to increase muscle tone). That brought to mind what one of the authors of the book "The Carbohydrate Addict Diet" said, he used to run every night without fail but could not drop an ounce until he cut down his carbs. Btw, at the end of last summer I had to travel overseas to help take care of my sick mother, I stayed for over a month and was concerned that except for a few isometrics I was not exercising, yet I dropped 10 lbs. easily because other conditions were favorable to me and my attention was much less on food as it is here back home.

Also, last year I learned that a common additive in breads, called potassium bromide, can take the place of iodine not only in the thyroid gland but in other receptors throughout the body so even when we think we are ingesting enough we may not. The same thing happens with fluoride and contaminants such as lead and cadmium. For additional information, please go to http://www.iodine4health.com.

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After reading various threads regarding weight GAIN...I do feel a little better...BUT...nothing that makes the clothes fit again!

I have been between 140 and 147 from 1987 until about 2 years ago. I was diagnosed in 2001 when I went for a test since my sister was diagnosed. I went on a 100% gluten-free diet and no changes, so, one doc said it was up to me to do diet or not. Well, I cut a lot out, but, not all. So 5 years later I went in again...partially because of the weight gain, tiredness, and it had been 5 years. Yup, now I am 100% gluten-free. And I mean, I am REALLY good about it.

The cruddy thing is that I gained 20 lbs in about 18 months.

I sailboat race competitively and I could get down to 158 if I did asparagus/tuna fish for a week...but, I don't think I could again now.

This is REALLY discouraging.

Who has done the SCD?

Another thing is that if I often crave something sweet after eating, and, I often get a bit groggy after eating - WITHOUT over eating.

Thoughts?? Please?!?

Thanks!

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I can understand your weight gain because I went gluten free 3 years ago and immediately gained 30 pounds. In the beginning I wasn't watching what I was eating because I think I felt sorry for myself but also had no clue what I could and couldn't eat. But for the past 2 years I've been trying to lose weight and nothing works. I did weight watchers and actually gained weight after a month, I tried the six week body make over and nothing. I went to a nutritionist and kept logs of all the food and exercise I did and she was baffled as to why I wasn't budging. I spoke to my Family Practioner and my Gastro Dr. and both can't figure it out. I've had my thyroid checked and it's normal. I work out (as I always have) by doing cardio and weights. I also change it up by walking, biking, running and aerobics, plus some light weight lifting.

It's extremely frustrating and the only thing I can do is eat healthy, exercise and hopefully, when my body is ready to release this extra weight, I will lose the weight. If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know.

THanks!!!! :blink:

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