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Improved Metabolism/thyroid Function gluten-free?

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i'm one of those people who GAINS instead of losing when i get glutened. it's like my metabolism shuts down and i swell up and gain fat ridiculously fast. i also have hashimotos thyroiditis. my t3 levels are low but my dr wants to wait on increasing my meds until i'm gluten free for long enough to let my adrenals heal and my thyroid antibodies come down.

i'm tired of having to exercise hours and hours a day and eat really little in order to not gain (when i'm eating gluten even these extreme measures dont prevent weight gain).

does anyone have any experience with an increased metabolism when gluten free??

i really want to chill on the exercise and give my body the rest/nutrients it needs to heal, but i'm so afraid i'll gain a ton.

also...

wondering if now that i'm gluten-free i could be noticing a lactose intolerance? i never had bellyaches before being strictly gluten-free, but now all of a sudden my stomach won't calm down. can dairy cause the same weight gain symptom as gluten if one is intolerant?

thanks.

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i'm one of those people who GAINS instead of losing when i get glutened. it's like my metabolism shuts down and i swell up and gain fat ridiculously fast. i also have hashimotos thyroiditis. my t3 levels are low but my dr wants to wait on increasing my meds until i'm gluten free for long enough to let my adrenals heal and my thyroid antibodies come down.

i'm tired of having to exercise hours and hours a day and eat really little in order to not gain (when i'm eating gluten even these extreme measures dont prevent weight gain).

does anyone have any experience with an increased metabolism when gluten free??

i really want to chill on the exercise and give my body the rest/nutrients it needs to heal, but i'm so afraid i'll gain a ton.

also...

wondering if now that i'm gluten-free i could be noticing a lactose intolerance? i never had bellyaches before being strictly gluten-free, but now all of a sudden my stomach won't calm down. can dairy cause the same weight gain symptom as gluten if one is intolerant?

thanks.

If you want your thyroid antibodies to come down, then you'll have to increase the dosage and suppress your TSH to do that. That will keep your blood levels

at the right place and your thyroid won't be calling out for more hormone all the time. It needs to rest and getting the right dose by pill will help you do that. You also need to do a complete thyroid panel to get the whole picture and make sure your doc doesn't just check T3.

As you stay gluten free longer and longer, your inflammation should subside and stop attacking your thyroid. You will have to monitor your levels carefully and keep track of symptoms because you may have a shift in recovery and could go hyperthyroid as you start to absorb more and more. That happened to me and I went seriously hyper for a while. It can be tricky but if you are having that much trouble losing weight, you aren't getting enough thyroid hormone. You also need to eat small meals and snacks frequently and not starve yourself....that is what keeps your metabolism boosted. Not eating enough protein while exercising will cause your metabolism to shut down. Sounds counter-intuitive but eating right and frequently keeps it boosted and working.

I got my thyroid antibodies down to normal from a high of 1200 this way but it took 6 years. I know, long time but getting things back to normal can take awhile. Are you following a strict gluten-free diet? Any slip-ups will slow recovery down.

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