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Eating Enough Post Diagnosis

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When I went off of gluten, I felt better instantly. However....I found it difficult to consume enough food throughout the day. I just couldn't get my portions up while not eating an entire food group. Has anyone else experienced the hardship of trying to get enough calories/nutrients in one day? I am still trying to gain some weight back, and I know I need to eat more throughout my day. Is eating enough an on-going battle for others as well?

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I have happily gained 5 pounds back! :) I added SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) cookies to my diet. You need almond flour (Bob's or my fav. is Digestivewellness.com). The cookies are super easy to make, yummy and high calorie plus good nutrition. There are a variety of kinds. I made spice cookies this morning. :D

I also make almond/raspberry cookies, pound cake and others with the almond flour. These recipes are FREE:

http://www.scdrecipe.com/recipes/

I also bought a few SCD cookbooks that have some other great yummies.

I also eat avacado and walnuts.

Hope this helps!

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Yes THANK YOU. I have really struggled with this...I just don't get enough calories. I also eat a lot of avocado and nuts. So do you find that if you don't eat baked goods, you can't gain that weight? I hardly ever eat baked goods because I just don't bake often and store bought things are expensive. I really do eat basic whole foods. Maybe this is why I can't gain weight????

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Yes THANK YOU. I have really struggled with this...I just don't get enough calories. I also eat a lot of avocado and nuts. So do you find that if you don't eat baked goods, you can't gain that weight? I hardly ever eat baked goods because I just don't bake often and store bought things are expensive. I really do eat basic whole foods. Maybe this is why I can't gain weight????

I've gained 40 lbs since going gluten-free (woohoo!) I'm all JLo booty now, anyway. The first ten pounds just appeared in the first two months, then the next 30 came SLOWLY over the next two years. Give it time, it'll happen. If you're still hungry all the time, then you're not eating enough. But if youre not hungry all the time, then just relax! It'll come, I promise. For the first time in my life I'm not skinny, it feels absolutely fabulous! I look at the underwear models and laugh, I don't ever want to look like that again.

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I have to eat baked goods in order to maintain the weight I gained back since going gluten free 2 years ago (about 25 lbs.). I immediately begin losing weight when I stop eating gluten free bread, etc.... It is actually frightening how quickly my weight drops. Last time I went on vacation I lost 5 lbs. in one week at an all inclusive resort. I never had a problem getting whole foods there. (meat, veggies, fruit) Everyone else I was with gained weight! I know 5 pounds may not seem like that much, but I'm barely over 100 lbs. as it is! So, it is a lot for me to lose in a week.

I am lucky I enjoy baking. I recommend taking one day and just biting the bullet and baking all day. Then you can freeze the muffins, individual cake slices, etc.... They will keep for months at a time. Then, all you need to do is defrost them in the microwave each day. Good luck!

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Another idea is to see a nutritionist/dietician famillar with Celiac that can help you analyze your daily intake and help guide your next steps.

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I've lost weight since I was diagnosed, and every time I dropped another food group--especially soy and sugar-- I lost more weight. I was a little pudgy but I don't need to lose any more weight now. I lose more weight when I travel or work too much and can't eat at home. I lost six pounds on a two week vacation this summer--not good.

I should bake and freeze like Treen Bean. I do make big batches of soups and casseroles and freeze them. Have you found Tinkyada or Trader Joe's rice pasta? That's easy and fast. Can you eat hummus? Or guacamole and corn chips? Or Tofutti Better than cream cheese (can you have soy)? I also make smoothies for breakfast with rice protein, fruit, nut butter, and almond or rice milk.

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If you want to add more carbs to your diet but not bake, how about cooking some rice, quinoa, gluten free pasta, potatoes, sweet potatoes? Pancakes made with corn, buckwheat, rice etc flour? A safe brand of tortilla chips?

Pauliina

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Here is high calorie yummie with no baking: Corn chips with refried beans, salsa, avacado, sour cream and cheese if you do dairy. Throw on some sliced olives for grins. THAT is a lot of calories.

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I am so glad that I can eat anything but gluten...so I do have a lot of options! I eat very healthy fatty foods, fish, avocado, nuts, and lots of brown rice, bananas, potatoes, etc. I think I just need to up my portions? Maybe my body is just thin when it's healthy. That's fine...it's just that I had really nice boobs before I went gluten free because I weighed like 15 more pounds and now they are so small!!! hahahaha....any food ideas for growing back boobies???

;-)

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Yes....I want to know how to get fat just added on my boodies too. :lol:

IF there was a food that could do that......A lot of cosmetic surgeons would be out of business.....

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The first few weeks of going gluten free I was taking foods out of my diet.

Now I am figuring out what to add to my diet. You will get there also.

If there is an Indian store near you try Mithaee It is dessert in a can. They taste just like crispy cream doughnuts and

are soaked in a sugary syrup. Do not eat if you are diabetic. I have a large Indian store near me and they carry may pastes and foods that do not have gluten. They even warn you if food has gluten in it.

here is what they look like http://www.amul.com/desserts-gulabjamun.html

My pet project right now is Americanizing some Indian dishes. I like spice but not as much hot spice as they often do.

Google has some good cooking shows for Indian food. For breakfast I make a pancake with veggies and spice and chick pea flour. it is quick and easy and if I make two I toss one in the fridge for a day or two later.

I am over weight but have lost 14 pounds since I started this so I have to limit eating Mithaee.They are expensive about 5 bucks a can but you only eat a few at a time. Man they are so sweet

I can also drink dunkin dougnnuts coffee colatas. do not drink the sheetze frozen coffee though. They have gluten in them.

One more mile

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I see Indian treats like that and it is no wonder most of India is diabetic. :( Oh my!!

Interestingly, traditional Indian curries are not hot. Portugal brought red pepper into India in the 17th Century. Before that, they only used mildly hot spices like ginger and cumin in the curry powders. There is a wave of Indians returning to traditional roots and shunning the overly hot spices like red/chili pepper.

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