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Celiac, Hypoglycemia, And Unable To Lose Weight
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum but am desperate and hoping someone can help me.

 

I've been gluten-free since 2009. I developed reactive hypoglycemia about 2 years ago. Ever since, my weight has been creeping up. I do NOT eat refined foods (rice, gluten free bread, potatoes, etc). I rarely if ever eat fruit because it makes my sugar crazy.  I eat a diet mainly composed of protein (grilled fish, eggs, chicken, turkey burger, pork loin, and yes occasionally ground beef so that I don't go insane - although I do not eat steak). I also eat a lot of veggies steamed and grilled veggies. I do eat Atkins meal bars (the ones without wheat of course) once a day.

 

I'm overweight but when I try and exercise - I find myself hungry or shaky a few hours later if not immediately and then find myself eating more protein and veggies (ie - more calories).  That's pointless because i'm simply replacing what I just burnt during exercise.  If I simply cut down how much I eat (further than what I am already doing) - I get shaky.  I eat three meals a day. 

 

What in the world am I doing wrong???  

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Welcome!

I can not speak for the hypoglycemia, but have you tried eating six small meals a day? I am a grazer and this keeps my hunger at bay.

Also, folks with celiac disease have a higher incidence of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (I am one of them).

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Welcome!

I can not speak for the hypoglycemia, but have you tried eating six small meals a day? I am a grazer and this keeps my hunger at bay.

Also, folks with celiac disease have a higher incidence of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (I am one of them).

Two years ago I tried the six small meals a day and cutting my caloric intake to 1200 and I did lose weight. But I wasn't able to keep it up because I can't eat every 3-4 hours at work. :-(   I didn't have my thyroid checked in 2013 but in 2012 my blood work came back okay so I didn't think anything more about it. Perhaps I should have it rechecked as I have struggled with this for over one year now. I didn't even think about it.  Thank you so much for the suggestion!

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To test for Hashi's you need a complete panel that includes testing for thyroid antibodies.  When I first was diagnosed with Hashi's, my TSH was in range but my antibodies were sky high!  A little hormone supplementation did wonders!  

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Welcome!

I can not speak for the hypoglycemia, but have you tried eating six small meals a day? I am a grazer and this keeps my hunger at bay.

Also, folks with celiac disease have a higher incidence of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (I am one of them).

Thank you so much! Since your post, I have eliminated my caffeine and have begun to do yoga focused on the neck. It turns out that the yoga moves I was performing was actually not good for hypothyroidism either.  So until I can get into my doctor, I'll do these small things to see if it helps.  

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