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I'm not really concerned about my weight, more with how I feel. I've always been skinny. Well, over the past 2 years I gained 15 lbs (even with getting a job that requires being on your feet all day), going from BMI underweight to BMI Healthy (I don't put huge stock into BMI, it's just a reference*). I go on this diet, I've been gluten free since late November, and BAM! All that weight I gained is GONE. Gone, I say! And it shows a little. I see more clavicle, I have a slightly smaller waist.

So, is that normal? Do people lose weight that quickly? Could it be the on-my-feet-40-hours-a-week retail job being able to affect me now, maybe? What sort of weight gain could that have been (ie, was it horrifying bloat instead of fat, which seems like it'd be more stubborn...?)

As long as my weight STABILIZES, I won't fret it too much. I've been this weight at this height before, and I'm feeling better now. I just wonder if there's an explanation. Gluten-free is the only change I've made. And here's some concrete proof it's doing *something.* Good golly.

What if it continued, though? What would cause that? And what would I do to stop it?

*I'd really like to note that I was still realllllllly thin at this "healthy" weight and it's LAUGHABLE that non-naturally skinny people should aspire to look like me.


Docs said it was depression, which was in my case code for, "It's all in your head."

I replied (in my head, alas) with expletives that I don't think are allowed on here. xD

Self-dx'd Celiac just beginning my very bumpy gluten-free journey. My healing process is looking a lot like my deterioration was (rather non-linear)...

Praise be unto the (gluten-free, vegan) Flying Spaghetti Monster for the folks who worked so hard to raise awareness (and Internet to access it)! Y'all saved me decades of suffering most likely. :D

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When I look at your signature, are you saying that you're a Vegan? If I'm wrong, let me know. If you are indeed a vegan, I would like to see how you are getting your protein (beans, tofu, whey powder???) and how many grams per day.

If you have a severe lack of protein in your daily diet, you could be losing fat AND muscle. And that could be the culprit of your weight loss.


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It could be a few things. Some people gain weight as a symptom (cravings due to malnutrition, blood sugar problems, body going into starvation mood and clinging to every calorie.) If that's the case you're just settling back to your natural weight.

More likely, you're just losing all the bloat weight.

You might also not be getting enough calories (especially if you've tossed out gluten without replacing it with anything.)

I'd make sure you're getting enough calories for your height and activity level, then just give it a couple more months for your weight to stabilize.

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