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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Obese, Not Gluten Free Yet, Anyone Lose Weight After Diagnosis?
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Michelle1    0

I just had blood tests showing positive for Celiac disease and am awaiting an appointment with the gastroenterologist.  Since I had my child (2.5 yo) I have not been able to lose any weight whatsoever no matter what diet plan (though hadn't tried gluten free before).  Before I was told i had to continue eating gluten until my biopsy I gave it up for two days and had lost 4 pounds!  I'm wondering if there are many out there who were obese and lost weight successfully after they went gluten free?  I don't want to gain more weight like I see some people have done as I'm already way to overweight and have been since i was a child.........

 

Also, if you have lost weight (and needed to!) after going gluten free...any advice???

Thanks!

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LauraTX    113

4 pounds in two days probably isn't permanent weight loss, just fluctuation.  Usually healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week.  I lost 5 or 10 pounds when I first had to go gluten free after my celiac diagnosis, because all I really knew what to cook was grilled chicken and veggies.   Then I learned the ropes some more and went back to normal eating. However, gluten-free isn't a weight loss diet, it is a medically necessary diet to prevent exposure to something that makes you sick, just like a diabetic would be on a sugar free diet.  

 

If you do end up being diagnosed as a Celiac and go gluten-free, you need to understand that any of the processed gluten-free foods are usually worse for you than non-gluten-free foods, like more calories, fat, and sugar.  If you eat the unhealthy replacement foods, you will gain weight.  Also, many people who are malnourished from advanced intestinal damage will gain weight once their intestines heal and they start absorbing again.  However, the recommended starting point for a newly diagnosed celiac is to 1. Avoid eating out because you will get cross contaminated and that is not good for healing.   2. eat whole foods on the outside of the grocery store like meat, veggies, and fruit, and 3. Avoid dairy for the first three months.

 

If eating whole foods and getting your veggie intake is very different from what you currently eat, you may lose weight.  Especially if you eat a lot of processed and prepared foods like I did and change your habits to the other end.  But, if you end up re-learning food habits, you can use that chance to make your habits more weight healthy as well.  Let us know how the GI appointment goes!

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cyclinglady    715

I did not lose any weight going gluten free after my dx, but I did when I was diagnosed with diabetes a few months ago. I am basically eating only whole foods. No sweets!

Welcome to the forum and check out the newbie section under coping for invaluable tips!

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