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New To This.. Weight Struggle. Rebelling. Etc.

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I have been so frustrated with this weight thing. I was diagnosed as a Celiac less than a year ago. Before which, I never had trouble losing weight when I needed to..I could have cut out bread only and lost a significant amount of weight. It's like now that I am *trying* to cut out EVERYTHING containing gluten, working out 4 or 5 times a week- the weight won't budge. I see no results really. Especially in the tummy area. My fiance is in Iraq and is coming home in six weeks and we're getting married- and I feel like my effort is going nowhere.

Ok, ok- and to be completely honest- sometimes I rebel and gluten myself. :( Is anyone else experiencing the "Just because you said I can't have it, I'm going to anyway." syndrome? I know it's terrible and I FEEL terrible after- but I am going to make a huge effort to embrace my new lifestyle free of stomach pains, rashes, body aches, and being lethargic.

Could this rebelling be the reason my weight is at a stand still?

Just am new to this whole site and hoping I get support and make some Celiac friends. I feel like an alien sometimes when my friends want to go out to eat and I have to say, "Wait, where?" "Please don't bring the bread to the table." "I'll have my salad without croutons, the chicken not breaded, and oh the rice instead of the pasta."

...Blah.

<_<

Hope to hear any thoughts.

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I have had a little trouble also but I dont gluten myself. I had to cut most carbs out to see a difference. I still eat veggies and fruit but I stay away from pasta and rice, etc.

You might be having trouble because you are still consuming gluten and your body is not digesting right. You need to go gluten free and stick with it, it is a life style change and you will get used to it.

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I have had a little trouble also but I dont gluten myself. I had to cut most carbs out to see a difference. I still eat veggies and fruit but I stay away from pasta and rice, etc.

You might be having trouble because you are still consuming gluten and your body is not digesting right. You need to go gluten free and stick with it, it is a life style change and you will get used to it.

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Yeah, I think you're right- it must be because I'm still eating gluten. But I did really well yesterday and today- for the first time in a long time- however, I ate a string cheese last night and got sick... Could it be the form of that kind of cheese contains gluten?

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It's the dairy. Most of us can't have dairy while we're healing. Leave off the dairy for a few months then try it again and see if you can handle it.

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It's the dairy. Most of us can't have dairy while we're healing. Leave off the dairy for a few months then try it again and see if you can handle it.

Oh wow, well thank you. This is exactly the kind of support and feedback I was hoping to get from joining this site. Thank you, thank you, thank you..

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I can totally understand the desire to rebel, but I was so sick prior to going gluten-free that deliberately cheating wasn't an option for me. We can all understand the hassle eating out, but it does get better over time. I was lucky enough to find a totally gluten-free Japanese restaurant that has food tasty enough that my gluten-eating friends are happy to eat there. Otherwise I call ahead or bring my food along, and get prepared to answer questions about it. People are usually much more understanding than you think, even when they don't really understand what you are talking about!

Everyone's recovery from gluten is different, I have been majorly glutened twice since going gluten-free a year ago, and each time it has taken a good 2 months for the after-effects to go. If you are anything like that then you aren't giving yourself a chance to feel better by eating gluten, even occasionally.

Re the weight, I am carrying about 10kg more than my usual weight. I believe this is because my body was starving and malnourished for about 2 years, and it takes the body a long time to settle down and not hold on to every calorie it can. As I am getting better I am finding my eating pattern more normal, and once I can start regular exercise I expect to be able to slowly lose the weight.

It may sound cliched, but going totally gluten-free is often emotionally difficult. You have to let go of so many conveniences and shared food experiences, and it's easy to feel resentful at times. It's totally normal. Over time though I have been able to focus on this all as a chance to regain my health, and that means more to me than any of the negatives that go with the diet.

Best wishes

Sophie

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I agree......don't cheat yourself into misery.......you're really doing this for yourself and although the emotional rollercoaster plays tricks on you, you have to ask yorself........what's more important?

If you're trying to lose weight so that you can fit into your wedding dress and look radiant! Which I'm sure you will! Then at least change your diet to salads with chicken (I use bolthouse gluten free dressings because they taste so real and have 1/2 of the guilt calores and fat!) and don't leave out the fruits - I like grapes as a snack anytime with Kraft cheese. Since the price of gluten free bread is rather expensive, I make 1 loaf last a lot longer by only using it for eggs and toast before a workout (for protein).

It's discipline just like any other diet to be healthy and lose weight.

And thinking, are you taking any supplements to put vitamins and minerals back into your body? That may have an effect on the mental part.

Doc put me on Vit D 1000iu and B complex. I'm going to add magnesium as suggested from another member for joint pain relief.

Taking that into consideration, It's not just the wedding, it's your happy life as a new Mrs. too......try the corset to cinch your flaw under that gown too.

Keep the faith! You CAN get thru this.

Hugs!

Tena

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