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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Is Losing A Bit Of Weight Normal At The Beginning Of Diet. I'm Already A Thin Man.
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Hello everyone. I started a gluten-free diet about a month and have been really strict with it. I haven't had tests to know if I have celiac, but I think from how much better I feel from eliminating it from my diet, I'm pretty sure I have gluten sensitivities at the least. I would like to get to the Dr. eventually, but at this time don't have insurance.

 

I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago, but until I can get to the Dr. , I'm not really sure if that diagnosis was correct then or still is... with IBS/Crohns/Colitis/Celiac disease all having similar symptoms. I'm going to try and get there soon, so no need to tell me. :)

 

Anyway, I figured I'd see if the gluten free diet helped with my issues, and it has helped my stomach a lot. I have many less bathroom trips, and I'd say my stomach discomfort is much less frequent. Overall the month of testing out different foods, everything has been going really well. Even my aches and pains feel a bit better.

 

The only thing that worried me a little was I dropped 5 or 6 pounds, and was wondering if this was normal for anyone else. I've always tended to lose weight easier than gain any. I've always been around 5'8 and 130 pds. and I'm 32- I've come to accept I'm just a small guy, but more weight makes me nervous. So when I popped on the scale and was at 124 I figured, I'd ask.

 

I know in the beginning it was hard to find as many foods to eat frequently so that may have been one reason. I also know weight fluctuates a couple pounds here and there, so I'm not overly nervous about it, especially since I feel a lot better and haven't really seen any noticeable change in waist size or anything. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks

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If you are eating less calories, you will lose weight.  Many times people give up a few gluteny foods that are high calorie. Try adding more calories.  Add some oil or butter to your veggies or chicken.  If you can eat dairy - add some cheese.  Eat nuts and nut  butters or "seeds" and seed butters.

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Hey Jay 81,

 

any chance you still active on the site? I'd have to relate i'm an exact situation as yourself, and wanted to keep in touch for advice.

 

25 year old guy docs have me stuck EGID/ gastroenteritis/ celiac/ NCGI area, ive been their lab rat for 9 months with no conclusive evidence for anything, all I know is no grains no dairy being a life saver, but with the sacrifice that I have also have not been gaining anything.

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Hey Jay 81,

 

any chance you still active on the site? I'd have to relate i'm an exact situation as yourself, and wanted to keep in touch for advice.

 

25 year old guy docs have me stuck EGID/ gastroenteritis/ celiac/ NCGI area, ive been their lab rat for 9 months with no conclusive evidence for anything, all I know is no grains no dairy being a life saver, but with the sacrifice that I have also have not been gaining anything.

 

Hi Ezgoindude.

 

Jay has not been active since December 2013 with only 3 posts made.  He may not be back.  You can start a new topic or see who else responds to this one.

 

Good Luck

 

Colleen

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