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I have just recently been diagnosed as gluten intolerant. My blood results negative for celiac, but have a biopsy coming up in February. I am feeling so much better, but I am gaining weight at a rapid pace. I have gained 20 lbs in the past 2 months. Aggggggghhhhhhh...need help and any suggestions any one can give me. Also, I am starting to feel like I am never full when I eat. I am watching portions, but my body is still hungry.

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I have just recently been diagnosed as gluten intolerant. My blood results negative for celiac, but have a biopsy coming up in February. I am feeling so much better, but I am gaining weight at a rapid pace. I have gained 20 lbs in the past 2 months. Aggggggghhhhhhh...need help and any suggestions any one can give me. Also, I am starting to feel like I am never full when I eat. I am watching portions, but my body is still hungry.

Perhaps mini meals all day long, every 2-3 hours. Sounds like your metabolism is working a-ok. Keep your good fats high to help keep you fuller longer, protein intake should be high and keep your carbs to your fruits and vegetables if possible. Keep the mini meals balanced to help stave off sugar cravings and drink plenty of water to help you keep full.????? Hope this helps some!

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Perhaps mini meals all day long, every 2-3 hours. Sounds like your metabolism is working a-ok. Keep your good fats high to help keep you fuller longer, protein intake should be high and keep your carbs to your fruits and vegetables if possible. Keep the mini meals balanced to help stave off sugar cravings and drink plenty of water to help you keep full.????? Hope this helps some!

Thanks for the reply. I have tried the mini meals. That is actually what I do. I used to manage a weight loss center and my husband is a body builder, so I know those little tricks. My body is literally just holding onto everything. It is so bad that my customers at my job are congratulating me on the baby and friends are asking if I am pregnant. Has anyone else had this problem? I figured that my stomach would shrink from not being so bloated from the gluten anymore....wrong :( I just want to feel "normal", especially since gluten free is a whole new ball of wax to learn about and practice.

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Have you had your Thyroid checked ??? I did about 3 months ago and it was really low. But, now that I am on Levothyroxine I am feeling great had have lost a lot of body weight.

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I don't know the answer but you sound like me.

I actually bought a magazine the other day because it had tips on losing weight, but I already know what I'm supposed to be doing and it's not helping. :angry:

Whenever I eat something bad, that is when I get the hungry sensation. Also I am finding out that dairy does not like me, although it doesn't affect me consistently.

So far I am trying to boost my liver since it deals in fat digestion, and I'm taking digestive enzymes to see if it will help chew up my food. Also, after reading up on biotin and thinning hair, biotin also affects fatty acids and fat digestion and the mucosal lining. So I'm gonna try and see if it is affecting my weight. Between the hair loss and the weight, I'm desperate to try anything. I'm already taking supplements but maybe I need to take a higher dosage because I'm not absorbing.

Just something to think about.

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Hi! I've experienced the same weight gain problem. I think it's only natural to gain weight if you eat the same way you did before you went gluten free. Before, you body wasn't really absorbing the food and now that you are better it is. Also, I've noticed eating is a lot more fun (and less scary!) now that it doesn't make me sick. I've starting keeping track of all my calories, fats, carbs and proteins in order to see what was I was doing wrong. I'd suggest researching what these levels should be for your height and weight and see how much you are over eating. I was amazed at how many calories I was taking in - basically twice as much as I should have. Also, I was eating almost twice as much fat as I should have been. No wonder I was gaining weight! You may find that you feel fuller if your fat and carb levels are more balanced. Good luck!!

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I have just recently been diagnosed as gluten intolerant. My blood results negative for celiac, but have a biopsy coming up in February. I am feeling so much better, but I am gaining weight at a rapid pace. I have gained 20 lbs in the past 2 months. Aggggggghhhhhhh...need help and any suggestions any one can give me. Also, I am starting to feel like I am never full when I eat. I am watching portions, but my body is still hungry.

So sorry to hear. I am in the same boat. I have now been working out 4-5 times per week since new year's (and a couple times per week before that) ... and have purchased the program from Calorie King.com ... to track all calories etc. And I gotta tell ya, I am doing pretty good on what is going in my body with the exception of a little light on protein ---- but --- still not losing weight, and actually barely maintaining -- after gaining 20 lbs, too...

Very discouraging.

Boo hoo.

No help for you, sorry, but, definitely feel the pain!

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Thanks for the reply. I have tried the mini meals. That is actually what I do. I used to manage a weight loss center and my husband is a body builder, so I know those little tricks. My body is literally just holding onto everything. It is so bad that my customers at my job are congratulating me on the baby and friends are asking if I am pregnant. Has anyone else had this problem? I figured that my stomach would shrink from not being so bloated from the gluten anymore....wrong :( I just want to feel "normal", especially since gluten free is a whole new ball of wax to learn about and practice.

I can relate to you because I've been gluten-free for 3 years and have been unable to lose the weight. I've tried everything (nutritionist, GI Dr., weight watchers, etc.) and nothing has worked. I've always worked out and continue to. I don't eat big portions or a lot, so I dont' know what's going on. I'd been a size 6 for years and now I'm up 25 pounds. It's very frustrating... the only thing I can do is be healthly and work out. The only other thing that the nutritionist said we need to be careful of is ensuring we get enough fiber because a lot of gluten-free things don't have any fiber (especially those made from rice).

Hope this helps!!!

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Hello,

I'm going on four years gluten-free.

Great suggestions from the others.

I would suggest some of the same. Check the dairy--I have a milk protein (casein) issue, too, which is commong with celiacs.

Also, I try NOT to eat too many things taht are specific 'gluten free' items... like bread, cookes, pasta.... just eating 'real' food as much as possible helps -- meat, potatoes, veggies, fruits, fruit juices.... I LOVE carbs, but the things made to be gluten-free are highly carbs, like breads, cookies, and pasta and they are'nt that good and healthy for us even though we may think they are since they have the label of 'gluten-free'

Best wishes to you!

also,

WALK as much as possible. Walking is the best exercise! It takes fat off your body! You can't walk too much!

I have to make myself -- it's hard to find time -- I homeschool six children along with the rest of life.... take time for YOU!

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