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Hi I was hoping someone can help me. I need to get back in shape and strict on my gluten-free/DF diet. I have heard that Paleo diet is a good route but I also need to start excersizing. I am Celiac who gains weight with gluten.When I am gluten-free my weight begins to normalize yet I had a bad relapse and since then it's been hard. I think the pre-packaged gluten-free/DF foods are the culprits. My energy is extremely low.I also have aches and pains. I wonder if there is like a celiac fitness and diet type site? Any advice? -Jen

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Hi I was hoping someone can help me. I need to get back in shape and strict on my gluten-free/DF diet. I have heard that Paleo diet is a good route but I also need to start excersizing. I am Celiac who gains weight with gluten.When I am gluten-free my weight begins to normalize yet I had a bad relapse and since then it's been hard. I think the pre-packaged gluten-free/DF foods are the culprits. My energy is extremely low.I also have aches and pains. I wonder if there is like a celiac fitness and diet type site? Any advice? -Jen

If I may make a suggestion: work on your food issues first, get your diet solid, and then add in physical exercise. If your energy is already low, adding on physical exertion will only tire you out more, you'll likely quit, and then you'll feel even worse. Keep in mind, I'm assuming the low energy is a side effect of gluten, not just the typical "but I don't want to workout!" whine. :) If it's just that, then get your bootie out there and get crackin'! ;) But don't do something that will sabotage future efforts. I run, and I find that my energy is higher because of it, but I'm also strictly OFF gluten.

Best of luck!

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Hi Jen,

I'm very similar. Since going gluten-free/CF/SF I've lost 55 pounds in the last year. But what I found is that I have a very high degree of insulin resistance and so I can't eat hardly any carbs. I had the same thing happen. Lost a lot of weight, then started to gain it back as I healed up. Turns out that if my carb intake is more than about 30 grams a day of net carbs I start gaining weight. My diet right now is that about 90% of my daily caloric intake is coming from protein (meat, fish) and fats and the remainder is carbs in the form of fresh fruits and veggies. I've lost 5 pounds this week since I cut back to almost 0 carbs. Also my LDL/HDL ratio is better than it has been in my life.

I'm about as paleo right now as you can get. I agree with Ciavyn you need to focus on the dietary aspects. Start by simple walking. It has been a year gluten-free/CF/SF for me and I'm just now starting to get back to where I can work out and spar with my son. As it is I still take forever to heal up from bruises.

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Thank you so much for your advice. Korwyn, I am amazed at how alike my situation is to yours. At my healthiest 3 years ago,I was totally gluten free and practically carb free. I was at my ideal weight and emotionally stable. That is where I want to be today or in the near future but, It's been hard to get strict with myself. Wow, to say I can totally relate to the bruising part of your post it takes forever for any bruises to heal for me too.I am clumsy so skirts are a rare thing to see me in. Ciavyn, thank you for your advice and I think you are right first I need to heal and deal with the nutritional aspect, then I can work on the physical.-Jen

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Jencat -- you'll get there. Just give yourself some time to get off the roller coaster and start feeling like YOU again. :) The gym/physical activity will still be there when you get back. :)

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