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Excessive Weight Gain Since Starting Diet

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My 14 daughter was diagnosed 3 years ago. Although she has been glutennfree She has gained over 100lbs in three years. Her doctor doesn't see concerned But we both are. she is constantly hungry all the time and extremely exhausted!! Please if anyone has any ideasI would be greatful. Also I have been told at her last visit tha her levels are elevated I can't find out where contamination is coming from??

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I would suggest they test her thyroid to make sure that it's not contributing to the weight gain. I was SUPER DUPER hungry all the time until I made many changes to my diet. I cut out processed foods, now I eat A LOT of healthy fats (two avocados a day, tons of olive and coconut oils, seeds, etc) along with plenty of healthy proteins and veggies with each meal. My appetite is normal now, I stay satisfied between meals and I don't snack. I've also gone from a size 10-12 to a size 0, and I'm 31 so my metabolism isn't all that great. I've stayed this way for three years now.

Oh, I would also suggest a good liquid vitamin. I take an isotonic vitamin I mix with water, it's supposed to be the easiest to absorb. My naturo-doc said regular vitamins are no good for us folks because we just don't digest and absorb nutrients well. He said without the basic vitamins and minerals, your body will feel hungry most of the time and your metabolism will slow.

Hope this helps...

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What is she eating? Maybe there are other foods she should be avoiding.

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I would get a new doctor. That's very concerning. Both symptoms could be from elevated blood sugar levels. Has she been tested for diabetes? If and when she is please know what the numbers mean. It's not quite so cut and dried as the doctors make it-don't just accept and answer of she has or doesn't have diabetes. It's a spectum. Know where her numbers fall on the spectrum. Depending on what the cause is it can sometimes go away if it's treated-for some, weigh loss can be the trick, for others, eliminating allergens-foods that trigger an immune response can make a big difference.

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I'd look into food intolerance's and vitamin/mineral deficiencies. I was starving until I had a food dietitian check my vitamin/mineral levels and got on the correct supplements.

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My 14 daughter was diagnosed 3 years ago. Although she has been glutennfree She has gained over 100lbs in three years. Her doctor doesn't see concerned But we both are. she is constantly hungry all the time and extremely exhausted!! Please if anyone has any ideasI would be greatful. Also I have been told at her last visit tha her levels are elevated I can't find out where contamination is coming from??

Do you know if she was dx with celiac and gluten sensitivity? Did they do a gene panel - this would give you that answer.... A light bulb while watching Dr. Osborne's video went off for me because gluten sensitivity is ALL gluten.... in wheat, rye, barley, oats, millet, corn, rice and sorghum.... they ALL have gluten, so if you have the sensitivity to gluten - well that would be ALL... So gluten free would be really gluten free to all those proteins. (This is only my synopsis from watching the video related to understanding my own health issues.) Her blood levels shouldn't be elevated if they were only tested for gliadins.

okay, I hope I don't make anyone mad, just food for thought.... hoping for some to have ahh haa moments.

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We are going throught pretty much the same thing. My daughter's BMI jumped 3% in 3 months. I would go back to the doctor's and ask for her weight to be followed closely, including tests for cholesterol (my daughter's is elevated even though she is only 9) and as mentioned before, blood sugar, thyroid, and vitamin deficiencies. Doctor's are sometimes reluctant to deal with weight issues unless pushed by the patients, but if he still doesn't recognize that it is an issue, I would find a new doctor.

Ask for suggestions on some good books to read on adding exercise as well as diet involving the whole family. We have also found a pediatric obesity clinic in town; they have a pediatrician, nutritionist (very familiar with celiac), trainer, and physcologist. Ask if they have any studies going on soon to help cover the costs. We are meeting with them today so I will let you know if they have any great suggestions that may help. Your town's YMCA or other facilities may also offer a similar program.

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