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This week I have been wolfing down the house. Okay, this week I have bronchitis but doesn't that usually make you eat less? I have put away a whole bag of Starburst this weekend, two bags of microwave popcorn and tonight an entire gluten-free pizza. I did go gluten-free and so my eating habits have changed. I am thinking maybe I am not getting enough nutrients or something of that nature? Which is why I have been taking a multi vitamin.

I don't know why I am binge eating but please help me stop.

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you have bronchitis. your body needs nutrition to fight your infection. try to include fruit and veg too for vitamins, but let yourself eat and get better...

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This week I have been wolfing down the house. Okay, this week I have bronchitis but doesn't that usually make you eat less? I have put away a whole bag of Starburst this weekend, two bags of microwave popcorn and tonight an entire gluten-free pizza. I did go gluten-free and so my eating habits have changed. I am thinking maybe I am not getting enough nutrients or something of that nature? Which is why I have been taking a multi vitamin.

I don't know why I am binge eating but please help me stop.

I am betting there are some addictive ingredients in the prepared gluten free products you are eating. Maybe its the corn? Or the milk? Or some weird additive(s)?? Or just the fact its so easy--yet empty of true good nutrients you need??

You could also be craving the oil since the first thing to go with our damaged villi is fat absorption. However eating empty fats like that can mess up your liver and gall bladder and slow peristalsis in the intestines, thus setting you up for more leaky gut problems and thus more allergies likely, not to speak of problems with your gall bladder due to all the cholesterol fats in the popcorn oil and pizza.

Better to have good oils like olive oil and perhaps coconut oil and a good non rancid, naturally processed sunflower or safflower oil.

If you eat food you prepare yourself its likely you will attack the fridge less. Thus if you eat your own home cooked brown rice, meat and veggies its likely you will eat less, get more nutrients and feel better.

Since you are battling bronchitis, I suggest you make yourself a big pot of home made chicken, brown rice and veggie soup. Add in some garlic and leeks or onions. And then it will be easy to eat since its already made, just heat up and serve.

Maybe get some gluten free miso to add into your bowl of hot soup too--that is if you can handle fermented soy. Unfermented soy is actually bad for a person while the fermented stuff made without the wheat can be very healing. Though for some here any soy at all is an allergen.

So watch out and be aware. Ditto with milk products. Corn too like I mentioned is problematic for many. Keep a food journal and note how you feel before and after you eat and then a few hours later. See if you find any suspected things that make you feel off.

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I understand how you feel. Been Gluten-Free 2yrs 2mnths and almost always feel like I am starving. Like you, I wonder if I am getting enough nutrients/vitamins. My Anemia has gotten drastically better so I know that I'm doing much better than Pre-Celiac DX/Gluten-Free life, and I feel a lot better but I have gained 30lbs. My favorite food pre DX was whole wheat bread. In lieu of that I have been eating Gluten-Free brownies, cakes, cookies in order to fill up. Fruits/Vegies, love 'em but they don't fill me up. In the beginning it was about survival on a Gluten-Free diet, but now....time to find some healthy choices. Anyone have any suggestions of foods that fill ya up but don't make ya gain weight? Newcomer, don't worry, it will get easier, but it is always a learning process.

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Eat more proteins and "good" fats such as from olive oil, avocado, nuts, coconut milk if you are eating less carbohydrates.

Some food cravings are the result of being low in vitamins and minerals which aren't getting absorbed due to damage. Others are because the the blood sugar is going up/down up/down rush- spike- and- crash because of too much refined "white" carbohydrates, so we need to limit that and eat small amounts of whole grains if at all, some of us tend to be insulin resistant and really need to eat vegetables whether we feel like it - or not.

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Hi

Guys go on binges too. I think its perfectly natural. I watch my calories and work out all week, then I pig out on the weekend. GLUTEN FREE of course.

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I can totally relate to bingeing on junk food. Been an issue my whole life and got worse after going gluten free. Chocolate and cheetos became my go to food! I have finally kicked the cravings and bingeing by addressing nutrition. Amino acids create the neurotransmitters that control hunger, satiety and cravings, among other things. B vitamins are essential for processing those amino acids. A lot of celiacs are deficient in b vitamins. I started a liquid b complex and a nutritional shake with amino acids 3 months ago. The first real improvement to the way I felt in my 10 mos gluten free. Fatigue is much better, brain functioning again, and zero cravings. I am finally losing a little weight since I am no longer eating 3 candy bars every day! Do not underestimate the role that years of being nutriment deprived plays in your overall well being!

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