• Join our community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

  • Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsSubscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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
0
hvacceliac

Low Energy

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Was wondering if anyone has suggestions for how to keep your energy up while on this gluten-free diet. I was diagnosed about 3 months ago and have been on this diet since. My energy level seems to drop off quit a bit even though I exercise regularly and maintain a decent weight to height ratio. Joint trouble has really come on to haunt me also since being on this diet, does that happen to most?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


I'm really needing some answers to this also...

Since going gluten-free my body has become super sensitive. I know I need to take it easy and allow my GI tract to heal. Right now I can't even seem to handle things that are just more difficult to digest (corn, unfermented soy, fruit - too much fiber? - legumes, too many ingredients in one dish, or processed foods). All I seem to be able to tolerate right now is meat, eggs, and veggies. With barely any carbs in my diet, I run out of steam really quickly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is an old post, but I just had to share what I do to keep my energy level up. Raw fruit iis a good pick me up, and so is a handful of raisins. Also are you getting enough potassium? If you are newly diagnosed you have to give your intestines a chance to heal. I took mega vitamin every day, I think iit helped the process. Judy :P:lol:;):ph34r:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Definitely making sure that you're getting well rounded nutrition - plenty of fat and protein with the gluten-free carbs. I don't know if you're getting enough of those two items, but a diet _too_ high in carbs can lead to a blood sugar drop and fatigue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Something that really helps me with my energy levels is to drink a cup of stinging nettle infusion every couple of days. It is easy to digest and is packed with nutrients. I started using it because it eases allergy symptoms, and was pleasantly surprised to get the energy boost, too! I think it is because the nutrients in it are easier for my body to access than in the supplements I was using.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


I have never heard of stinging nettle infusion. Can you tell me where you purchase it and how many times a week you drink it. I want to give it a try and see if it helps my energy level.

Thanks!

Melissa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also suffer from fatigue. It can be caused by a variety of factors...magnesium deficiency, iron deficiency, lack of fatty acids. I cook with cast iron skillets for iron and a good gluten free multi-vitamin may help. I found that adding a tablespoon of flaxseed meal to my cereal, breads, and icecream has helped some. (Anything you like nuts in because it has that nut flavor.) Make sure your dr. tests for any deficiencies or food allergies, and try to add a variety of color veggies to diet. I found that eating nuts caused fatigue because it is hard to digest...as well as bean flours and stuff...eat these sparingly if they cause you problems.

B)

Also REMEMBER, that every celiac is different...listen to your body after you eat a meal and some foods tolerated by one may not be by another.

Good Luck and God Bless!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      108,925
    • Total Posts
      943,546
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      67,160
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Trigo
    Joined
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Maybe it was not the chili.  Maybe you are sick with the flu?  Sometimes, we jump to the conclusion that celiac disease is the cause of our current symptoms.  I know I have done this.   Hormel is NOT considered good, but it is gluten free and safe.  I give it to my kid on top of gluten-free pasta or corn chips in her thermos.   Add plenty of cheese and it is pretty good.  Though I admit, I used to think the burritos and strips I purchased at the beach shack as a kid were SO good!  😆 Even bad cooks can make a simple chili.  Follow any recipe, but sub out the spices for Carroll Shelby’s Chili mix which is even certified gluten-free.   My recipe is 2 or 3 pounds of cooked ground beef, 32 oz can of beans (I usually make my own beans), a can of diced tomatoes, and Hatch’s green chili’s.  I suppose you could add some cocoa to change it up.  Do not hold me to this recipe regarding the ratios of ingredients as I do not follow one as my batch size changes, etc.  I cut back on the spices when I see my family sweat!  😆    
    • This is really a general post about alkalinity and being in the news these days. Alkalinity is totally trendy, but I encourage people to educate themselves about this and not rely on trends. I don’t mean to suggest that I know everything there is to know about this, but, for example this site (http://www.foodenzymeinstitute.com/articles/digestion-in-the-stomach.aspx?list=bydate) states: [Certain enzymes are] only active within the pH range of 3.0 to 5.0 and require the acid to maintain that pH. Pepsin is very specific in its action and is simply incapable of digesting food enzymes, which are very large molecules and are more than just protein. This sites (https://www.livestrong.com/article/459954-the-acid-base-balance-in-the-digestive-system/) states Antacids increase the pH in the stomach, which might make the enzymes in the stomach less effective. I think the focus on alkalinity and acidity in our foods currently en vogue is a huge distraction and a big waste of time. To me, it represents the two steps backwards in the notion of progress. I’ll end with Dr Andrew Weil — https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/balanced-living/healthy-living/why-alkaline-water/ “Don’t waste your money. Alkaline water is being aggressively marketed for its purported health benefits. It is touted as the solution for everything from helping the body better absorb nutrients to reducing the risk of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and heart disease, as well as boosting energy, helping you lose weight and slowing the aging process. It is also said to be “more hydrating” than any other type of water. Alkaline water is supposed to achieve all this by correcting the body’s pH, its acid-base balance. In fact, the human body needs absolutely no help in keeping its pH constant. “ /rant
    • After my hiatus hernia was diagnosed they advised me to eat small meals spread out across the day, maybe that may help?
    • Ah I've googled it, as you guessed I was thinking of chilli con carne, this is something different!  Sorry I can't be of help.                      ps, no offence, am sure it's lovely but I did find this hilarious: https://deadspin.com/the-great-american-menu-foods-of-the-states-ranked-an-1349137024 
    • Are you saying people posted using your profile?  Please report that to Admin.  I haven't heard of anyone wanting to steal someone's profile to post on here.... but I guess it could happen.
  • Upcoming Events