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Since Oct, I have steadily put on 15lbs. I have type 1 diabetes, hypothyrodism, and have been gluten-free for week and a half because salvia test was positive for gluten, soy, dairy, eggs. When I found this out, my Dr said thyroid very low, so increased my meds quite a bit. I keep a food log and keep my food intake to 1200-1400 cal a day. I had a metabolic test a couple years ago and to lose weight, I need to consume 1450 cal/day and was told 1200 is ok. I am diligent about exercise (every day of the week). My body is not reacting a bit no matter how I try to change things up. I am extremely depressed about this and borderline eating disorder. Is anyone else going through this, or been there? I could really use some help. Thanks

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Boy do I feel your pain. One of the side effects of Celiac for me was weight gain. It came on so quick. I have been gluten free since October. I got on the scale about an hour ago and I have lost 15 pounds since then. But what I have to do to lose that is incredibly hard. Don't take your calories down too low. Increase your exercise instead. I keep my calories between 1300-1800 per day depending on what is going on that day. I strength train 4 days a week (with a personal trainer), I do cardio 6 days a week between 45 mins to an hour. I also meet with a holistic nutritionist that has taught me the benefits of eating greens. Collard and turnip greens have become my best friends. Realistically with all the exercise I am doing I should be losing weight rapidly. But it is a struggle that I refuse to give in to. I will be 50 in August. I would like to lose another 17 pounds by then. Will I do lit? It is highly doubtful but I am not going to give up. Good luck to you.

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My body never did what I was told it would do in relation to gaining or losing weight. I have no thyroid, but if you do not have your meds right keeping your weight at the right point is not really possible. No mater what you do. I see my endocrinologist every three months. I would not recommend seeing a general practitioner for this. Levels must be changed slowly or your body can go into shock. That said till my TSh was stable there was no point in worrying about weight. If you gain or lose weight your TSH will change and your meds will need adjusted. Healthy eating was more of an issue.

I now lose about a pound a month. Sadly some months I gain two.I traval a bit and do not work out as you do. I walk and do some yoga. I think I went gluten free at 187 pounds. lost 17 fast due to bloat. Now I am between 162 and 165.

I decided that having energy and peace of mind was more important then a number on the scale. It was a heck of a struggle to have all three.

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Since Oct, I have steadily put on 15lbs. I have type 1 diabetes, hypothyrodism, and have been gluten-free for week and a half because salvia test was positive for gluten, soy, dairy, eggs. When I found this out, my Dr said thyroid very low, so increased my meds quite a bit. I keep a food log and keep my food intake to 1200-1400 cal a day. I had a metabolic test a couple years ago and to lose weight, I need to consume 1450 cal/day and was told 1200 is ok. I am diligent about exercise (every day of the week). My body is not reacting a bit no matter how I try to change things up. I am extremely depressed about this and borderline eating disorder. Is anyone else going through this, or been there? I could really use some help. Thanks

If you are diabetic and trying to lose weight I would consider going off all refined grains/flours and sugar. Grains, yes even whole grains (albeit a little more slowly digested than refined grains/flours), are converted into sugar in your body and then stored as fat. Once you stop giving your body the easy energy from sugar and flour (that often comes with a blood sugar crash shortly after eating) it will be forced to start using the fat stores as energy. My brother-in-law (also type 1 diabetes) is on a low-carb diet to control his blood sugar and it has helped him immensely. If you have extra time for some reading on the subject of nutrition and diabetes, I HIGHLY recommend "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes.

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