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When you started the diet were you hungry all the the time? Did you lose weight in the beginning?

I am hungry like every hour. Lost 3 lbs in 3 weeeks first time i did the diet. When I ate the bad gluten in everythong, i was never ever hungry because i was always ill. 1 week on the diet now, and I am hungry alot. Does this sounf like celiac or is it something else?

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I was diagnosed just over a month ago, and it's been the best month of my life. Yes, I think I am hungry a bit more, and I just let myself eat anytime I want. Now I'm eating a ton of fruit througout the day (esp. grapes, cherries, plums, and strawberries) and I eat them whenever I want to. A peice of fish I may have eaten half of before, I will inhale all of now.

But it seems like everything tastes better - I'm sure it's just because I feel so much better... I find joy in food I didn't have before, been trying new recipies etc. I haven't limited my intake at all (besides gluten free obviously) and I lost 8 lbs the first month.

Hopefully you'll find the same thing. I think if you make fruits and veggies your main "in between meal" thing you'll be fine - although I guess that's always true, huh?

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I was ravenous all the time but I didn't lose weight.

richard

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I was ravenous all the time but I didn't lose weight.

richard

Did you gain weight when your symptoms started? 10 years ago, when things were getting bad, I blew up from 145 lbs to 210 lbs in one year - so maybe because it had something to do with the weight loss it starts to get better when you remove the gluten?

I'm totally making that up though, I have no idea if that could factually make sense at all.

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Dx'ed in February and still starving. Lost 40 pounds and whenever I eat really good food I am even hungrier. That lets me know I am feeding my body food that is allowing me to heal as I am getting healthier by the day. Of course, for two decades I was not hungry because there was so much swelling and damage to the gut that I just ate out of habit. Now I know what real hunger feels like again and it is good.

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Before I was diagnosed I was always hungry and was losing weight. Now I'm hardly hungry and I'm still losing weight. I'm still having such a hard time finding foods that I like that I hardly eat. I've always been the type that if I can't have something I won't use the subsitute. Like, I would have gone without mayo than have fat free mayo. I'd rather go without bread,pasta, cookies and more than have the gluten free version.

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I think I've lost a pound or two after starting the diet, just because toward the end (before I was diagnosed) I was so sick to my stomach I was eating nothing but bread and crackers, which I thought would ease my nausea (ouch!). I have noticed things taste good again and I am hungry more, probably because I'm not sick to my stomach anymore and my appetite is back. I've also been eating plenty of fresh veggies and fruit again and am unable to eat most junk foods, so that probably helps to keep me at a stable weight. :)

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For me it was always hungry before starting the gluten-free diet.....only been two months, but much less feelings of starvation.

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After I initially went gluten-free I was always hungry, like Ravenous hungry :o

That did go away, but it took a good two months or so for it to even out... My hunger/fullness cues went normal though :)

Now I've been gluten free for the majority of the last year, but the times I have eaten gluten I get ravenous hungry within an hour of eating, aslmost as though I had not eaten at all !

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STARVING for the first week or two, now on week four and still eat a lot more (but healthier, LOTS of fresh fruit, veggies, etc) and have lost a few pounds. Others have said the constant hunger subsides but right now your body is healing and is soaking up all the nutrients it can get that it wasn't able to absorb before. So enjoy lots of healthy, gluten-free foods :D

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