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Always Hungry Cant Lose Weight!

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I have been gluten free since October 2009, and have felt over-all MUCH better!! :) Solved my anemia which coincided with my EXTREME tiredness. I am by NO means overweight/ fat. But I would like to be in better shape, more toned, lose 5-10 lbs. (Like everyone else in the world..) I find that I can't work out too hard because I fall into extreme exhaustion and its hard to walk home afterward and I just want to sleep! I also find that I am hungry ALL the time- I could just eat and eat and never be "full." I feel I eat pretty well balanced with the exception of whole grains. I guess I'm not not sure what to eat and its very frustrating navigating a grocery store outside of white rice and rice pastas... I find most store bought gluten-free breads horrendous and so don't eat much bread either... Any tips!? Anyone else suffering from lethargicness and the inability to lose weight along with an insatiable hunger?

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have you checked in with your doctor to rule out any thyroid or other issues? that would be my first suggestion. SOMETHING isn't right, and I am sure that is very frustrating. I can't think of anything to recommend until you can rule out some other illness or allergy.

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have you checked in with your doctor to rule out any thyroid or other issues? that would be my first suggestion. SOMETHING isn't right, and I am sure that is very frustrating. I can't think of anything to recommend until you can rule out some other illness or allergy.

I have been gluten free since March of 2008. I started gaining weight last year when my doctor put me on Asacol. I gained about 30 pounds in 4 months and quit taking the meds. Since then, I cannot lose any weight! I have recently started P90X, a routine I completed without trouble and with fantastic results in 2009 (before the meds). I am so tired after workouts that I can't hardly continue with my day, and I have not lost any weight. I talked with a dietician, and she said that my body seems to think its not getting enough calories and is just refusing to let go of the fat. Any advice or input?

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I can help you out here with your diet. But, I'm going to need more information from you.

What are your current stats (Height, Weight)

Can you list the food/beverages of your typical day (start from the time that you get up and list absolutely EVERYTHING.... even if it's a handful.

Please also give me an idea of your beverage intake.

List that, and I'll help you out from there.

~Wheatfreedude~

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JM, I too am always hungry and too fatigued to do much exercise. Up until about 4 months ago (I was diagnosed just over 2 months ago) I was cycling every day, running and felt great apart from constant abdominal pain which my Dr and I attributed to healing muscle tissue from major abdom surgery. Then all of a sudden I was struck down by incredible fatigue (by comparison I felt more energetic the day after major abdominal surgery!) - I stopped running, cycling, walking, had trouble lasting a whole day at work etc - I was anaemic so sups helped.

Since diagnosis via biopsy I have improved slightly - I say I have good days and bad days. I still have stomach pain most days. But I am no longer nauseas every day. I have bad brain fog on days I feel tired and sore which makes working really hard.

I am vegetarian and in Australia we are told not to eat oats either. Its difficult to find food thats filling and nutritious. Rice based pastas and cereals taste OK, but I have always thought that rice was basically fairly empty of nutrition say compared to whole grain bread. Rice based muesli is certainly not as filling as oats for breakfast.

I too would like to lose a few pounds - not much - just enough to fit comfortably back in my jeans. How are you going now JM?

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