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I've gone through my life being a skinny minnie and all my friends were jealous beacuse I could eat and never put on weight

Then I was diagnosed with coeliacs and went from a size 8 - 10 to a 12 - 14 :( and it wont budge..I physically can not do any more excercise and I am very careful about what I eat.

Coincedentally I did stop smoking a few years after diagnosis so thsi probably didn't help with the weight gain

Any tips?

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I have been skinny all my life too. I wish I had your problem. Anyway you should replace butter with coconut oil. It does so much for you including helping lose weight. Look it up.

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Love your new size? Marilyn Monroe was a size 12. :) A size 12-14 is not an unhealthy weight unless you are pretty short.

I'm losing a little weight since I've discovered I feel better avoiding grains, starchy foods, and sugar. I wasn't specifically trying to lose weight, but it seems to be happening on its own. The gluten-free breads and pastas are very starchy and it's easy to gain weight on them.

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I agree with Skylark.

I went Paleo/Grain Free and have been losing weight.

I was a Fat Celiac.

Topped out at 200.

I'm 5 feet tall.

Being gluten free and now grain free I'm down to 115.

Carbs and starches stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin.

Insulin's job is to store fat.

Whenever you eat carbs and starches and sugar, your body thinks you cannot find food (Protein)

So it stores everything as fat...thinking you are trying to survive a famine.

This was just an analogy as a way of understanding.

If you eat only meat, nuts, veg and a little fruit, your metabolism stabilizes and your body will be the size it was meant to be.

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Quitting smoking reduces your heart rate which in turn slows your metabolism. Along with a change in diet you might need to increase your cardio. I know you said no more exercise and Im not sure what kind of activity you do but if it helps, I walk an hour a day - really brisk pace for four minutes, slow for one minute and then increase it again to four minutes and so on. Also I try not to eat after 6 p.m.

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Have you had your thyroid tested? What do your vit levels look like? The body could still be in need of something you are not getting in your diet and that will set off cravings and keep the body hungry. I would be sure of where all your vit levels stand at this point and then look at other options. Keep the protein to 4-6 ounce per serving and trim all fats. The body really does not need large amounts of protein per serving. One great thing about proteins though is not only are they beneficial for repairing but they can be used as an energy source rather than depending on carbs for energy. Normally we consume a great deal of carbs in a day but in the process of their break-down they turn into sugars that can be very eaily stored by the body (supposedly for needed use later) so watching the carbs and making sure you get the proper amount of protein can make a difference. The other thing is to just look at your diet. The American diet is horrible. We eat too much fat, sugar and just general junk. Nix the soda and chips, there is nothing that benefits the body in these and they are loaded with calories. There's a few thoughts for you to ponder.

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