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i am sooo tired lately and i think its because i am not getting any carbs. (or good carbs. i dont count ice cream as a carb!)

for example, yesterday i had coffee for breakfast, (with flavored creamer), a salad for lunch with tomatoes and peppers. and for dinner i had 1 piece of grilled chicken with avacado and some brussel sprouts. THEN i had ice cream. :(

i am very concered with gaining weight and ever since i had to go gluten-free, i lost some weight. (prob because i cant have cookies, cakes and breads!)

i am nervous to eat the gluten free bread b/c i feel like its sooo not good for you gaining weight-wise.

any help? think i am tired b/c of my diet?


- gluten free since August 2007

- endoscopy came back negative for celiac in December 2007

- bloodwork confirms egg allergy

- allergy testing confirms only banana, apple, melon, egg and environmental allergies

i get hives anywhere on my waist down and less bloating/constipation when i do not eat wheat.

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i am sooo tired lately and i think its because i am not getting any carbs. (or good carbs. i dont count ice cream as a carb!)

for example, yesterday i had coffee for breakfast, (with flavored creamer), a salad for lunch with tomatoes and peppers. and for dinner i had 1 piece of grilled chicken with avacado and some brussel sprouts. THEN i had ice cream. :(

i am very concered with gaining weight and ever since i had to go gluten-free, i lost some weight. (prob because i cant have cookies, cakes and breads!)

i am nervous to eat the gluten free bread b/c i feel like its sooo not good for you gaining weight-wise.

any help? think i am tired b/c of my diet?

bbs,

This is outside of my experience, but for me, only coffee for breakfast is probably not the best choice. I would suggest baking some gluten-free muffins. You can make them a little more low-fat than I do, and have one for breakfast. They are delicious.

Also, you need some milk instead of that creamer, even fat free milk. It's just as high in protein as regular milk.

best regrads, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

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positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

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Yep... definitely sounds like you are not eating enough. You do need to incorporate some carbs in your diet... and yes, ice cream is not the way to go. Especially if that is your only source of carbohydrates. Try some sweet potatoes, polenta (great for breakfast), or some gluten-free cereal that is high in fiber. I am currently eating one that is high in flax... it's pretty tasty too. And while a salad is great, if it only has peppers and tomatoes, both of those are great, but provide very little by way of calories, so you are not going to be full. Try adding some grilled chicken to it, or tuna, or salmon.. or even more veggies... beans, whatever sounds good.

Ironically, if you don't eat enough, you can't lose weight. Your body goes into starvation and won't let anything go.

So, my advice is, EAT!


Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Oscar Wilde

Gluten free November 2007

IgA Deficient, Neg Bloodwork, Double DQ2 Positive

Dietary and Genetic Diagnosis June 2, 2008

Soy free Jan 09

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From a blood sugar standpoint(even for those without diabetes), to keep your energy balanced throughout the day, you need some lean protein and if you add in carbs, the best route to go is in moderation and whole grain, the less refined the better. Bob's Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal has some nutritious grains in it. Quinoa and brown rice are good sources of nutrients as well. And Larry's right, lowfat or nonfat milk, if you can have it, would be better. Mom say's make sure you take your vitamins!


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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thanks for the milk suggestion. i will definitely change that up starting tomorrow morning. :)

whats a good cereal that is low in cals/fat and high in protein and fiber that i can take in the am with me? i work out in the morning so i would like to eat a little something after. or a good muffin mix? i have not been very good at baking my own things from scratch yet but would MUCH prefer it. :(


- gluten free since August 2007

- endoscopy came back negative for celiac in December 2007

- bloodwork confirms egg allergy

- allergy testing confirms only banana, apple, melon, egg and environmental allergies

i get hives anywhere on my waist down and less bloating/constipation when i do not eat wheat.

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thanks for the milk suggestion. i will definitely change that up starting tomorrow morning. :)

whats a good cereal that is low in cals/fat and high in protein and fiber that i can take in the am with me? i work out in the morning so i would like to eat a little something after. or a good muffin mix? i have not been very good at baking my own things from scratch yet but would MUCH prefer it. :(

The cereal is eat is Perky's Nutty Flax. Has 220 cals (remember this is a meal... not a snack), 3 g of fat (from ground flax seed, so it's good for you), and 7 g of fiber and 5 g of protein. Has only 5 ingredients, which I like... and the sweeteners are honey and raisin juice, so there's not a lot of processed anything in it.

As far as baking, got nothing for ya. I am not much of a baker either, but I'm sure you'll get some ideas from others.


Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Oscar Wilde

Gluten free November 2007

IgA Deficient, Neg Bloodwork, Double DQ2 Positive

Dietary and Genetic Diagnosis June 2, 2008

Soy free Jan 09

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terrific! i look forward to the bakers popping on, lol.

as far as the cereal goes, would my local health food store have it you think?


- gluten free since August 2007

- endoscopy came back negative for celiac in December 2007

- bloodwork confirms egg allergy

- allergy testing confirms only banana, apple, melon, egg and environmental allergies

i get hives anywhere on my waist down and less bloating/constipation when i do not eat wheat.

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lizard00 is 100% correct. Starving is a great way to gain lots and lots of weight, as is yo-yo dieting. Starving puts your body into starvation mode, which means it holds on to every bit of fat. Your are eating so little you are probably in starvation mode, which makes you cold, exhaused....and later, fat. I've been told that lots of celiacs develop eating disorders because of food making them sick, I'm not sure how true this is. It would make sense.

Oh, if you need to know how many calories you need every day, here is a nice tool from The American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/..._Calculator.asp

I need 2,784 calories to maintain my girlish figure :D

Also, if people with celiac are going on low fat diets-do you get your cholesterol checked first? My cholesterol was 98 (from malabsorption) which is dangeriously low and put me at high risk of hemorraghic (sp?) stroke. I'm still trying to get it up to a reasonable level.


I don't eat gluten and neither do my cats

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Perky's is a healthy choice. Another option is Arrowhead Mills Maple Buckwheat Flakes. For comparison it has 170 calories, 1 g. fat, 5g. sugars, 1 g. fiber, 4% DV iron it has whole grain buckwheat grits, whole grain brown rice and whole grain buckwheat flour. We eat alot of Hormel Naturals ham slices in the am for lean protein. You can safely take them with too.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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terrific! i look forward to the bakers popping on, lol.

as far as the cereal goes, would my local health food store have it you think?

Probably so... I know Whole Foods, but I'm pretty sure that I found it at a local health food store too. Even our Krogers around here have a pretty decent health food/gluten free section. I think I've seen it there too.


Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Oscar Wilde

Gluten free November 2007

IgA Deficient, Neg Bloodwork, Double DQ2 Positive

Dietary and Genetic Diagnosis June 2, 2008

Soy free Jan 09

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I think everyone is right- you have to eat a good breakfast. Another thing I have learned the HARD way, at least 3 times now is that I cannot tolerate coffee. It makes me SO tired, ran down, and I have rage eventually because of it. It takes about 4 days for it to get out of my system and then I start to feel better. Currently I'm on day two and ready to throw in the towell!! Its so hard but I'm hanging in there. What usually happens is that I'll feel great for awhile, decide that maybe it wasn't the coffee after all, and start drinking it again. I'll do great for a few days and then that fatigue starts creeping up on me and I start all over again. My mom has the same problem. Just a thought!

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I have tried 3 different muffin mixes. I eat at work everyday so I needed something on the run. Gluten Free pantry isn't bad, I added some choc chips for some flavor. Namaste muffin mix is not bad also, again I added dried cranberries and choc chips to it. The gluten free pantry was a little better I think. The last one I tried was Authentic foods blueberry muffins. They are the closest to actual blueberry muffins, but for some reason I didn't like them as much. All 3 were very easy to make. Good luck!

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i got the perky's nut cereal i was advised to get!

are you sure i wont gain weight, lol? is it the small pebbly things?


- gluten free since August 2007

- endoscopy came back negative for celiac in December 2007

- bloodwork confirms egg allergy

- allergy testing confirms only banana, apple, melon, egg and environmental allergies

i get hives anywhere on my waist down and less bloating/constipation when i do not eat wheat.

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i got the perky's nut cereal i was advised to get!

are you sure i wont gain weight, lol? is it the small pebbly things?

You are making me laugh!!! You shouldn't. Studies have proven that people who eat breakfast regularly have a much higher success rate at losing weight and maintaining it. You MUST get your metabolism started in the morning, and coffee doesn't cut it; especially if you are working out. What exactly is your body going to burn if you haven't given it anything.

Yep, they're small pebbly things. LOL :D

You could add fruit if you want, it's pretty tasty.


Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Oscar Wilde

Gluten free November 2007

IgA Deficient, Neg Bloodwork, Double DQ2 Positive

Dietary and Genetic Diagnosis June 2, 2008

Soy free Jan 09

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you should try eating more vegies and try a gluten free vitamin supplement as your vitamin levels could be low.

Also a lot of ice creams contain gluten.

good luck


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Gluten Free Since mid March 2008

As well as gluten I can't eat: cantaloupe, honeydew, dairy and most nuts and seeds. I also seem to have a problem with a lot of fruits and vegetables but only when they are raw.

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You would be better starting the day with some protein. It helps to balance your blood sugar. Even a cooked breakfast would be good, preferably without carbohydrate.

If you can't cope with that another idea would be to start the day with fruit. It gives a slow release of good carbohydrate which also helps to keep the blood sugar stable and reduce fatigue.

If you have too many carbs throughout the day, your blood sugar will keep yo-yoing up and down and that in itself makes you very tired. That is why a lot of people end up in a energy slump in the mid to late afternoon. They have carbs and sugar for breakfast, more as a snack, more at lunch, again in the afternoon, not to mentions a few sugary drinks during the day. They have more with their dinner in the evening in the way of potatoes or pasta or rice followed by a high-sugar, high-carb dessert then sit nibbling in the evening.

The poor old blood sugar is scooting up and down all day and the effort and energy required for the body to cope with it, wears it out. Carbs are meant to be an occasional quick pick-up, not an all-day, every-day grazing component.

I actually find if I have a good protein breakfast I don't need to eat again for several hours. I also lose weight easier on a low-carb diet. Although low-carb, I don't go high-protein and I do make sure I get plenty of vegetables to replace the 'bad' carbs with good ones.

I agree with the supplement suggestion too, even if it is only a good multivit and mineral.


Ali - 50 - struggled with what I now know to be GI symptoms and poor carb digestion for at least 35 years! Diabetic type II (1997). Mother undx Celiac - lifelong diabetic Type 1 & anemic (plus 1 stillborn and 10 miscarriages after me). Father definitely very GI.

Stopped gluten & dairy, Jan 08, but still other issues so dropped most carbs and sugar and have been following the Specific Carb Diet (SCD) since March 08. Recovery slow but steady and I can now eat a much broader range of foods especially raw which are good for my digestion and boost my energy level.

Not getting better? Try the SCD - it might just change your life.........

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Up the food intake. You are def. not getting enough. Don't let a scale rule your life. At first you may put on a few pounds because the diet you are ingesting right now is not giving you enough, the body will try to store some of the extra food it gets. Increase slowly by adding some snacks in there fresh veggies and fruit. Keep active if you are not eating enough your body will eat your muscle mass for energy. Talk to a good dietician/trainer by referral to get you on the right track to keep your shape and be healthy inside and out. Carbs are great before working out for quick energy most of which gets burned and protien after to help the muscle repair and develop. :D

GL

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fruits and veggies can give you plenty of carbs :)


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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Bellevue, WA

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