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  1. Thanks, I'll check that out. My problem isn't overeatting or giving into cravings... even when I stick to diets 100%, nothing happens.
  2. I actually do like dark chocolate! There is some available to me on Isagenix, so I have been eating that infused with green tea. I agree about the artificial sweetener. Since my main focus has been losing weight, I had been using that to cure the cravings for sweet. Is the GI diet anything like AIP? I tried that a while back to see where my sensitivities were. Part of the problem seems to be that no matter what I do... eating nothing, eating balanced meals, more protein, less protein, intermittent fasting, etc., I lose a few lbs and then stop and cannot get back down to my normal range.
  3. Thanks! Sugar is my weakness, for sure. I prefer sweet to salty. I replaced most real sugar with fake sugar a long time ago (terrible, I know) I drink diet soda (not excessively, like 1 can a few times per week), will have a few Hershey Kisses here and there, sugar free sucking candies, etc. The Isagenix program that I have been doing IS intermittent fasting. You do 2 shakes/ day, 1 healthy meal, and snacks of a few almonds, an apple, fresh veggies, half of one of their bars, and things like that. Then for 2 days you fast; drinking only their drink and snacks, and having green tea or water in between (of the past 30 days, I did 6 fast days). In the 30 days that I did it, the only weight that I lost was from the fasting, not from the days and days of shakes and minimal food. Surprisingly, even with 3 kids and a full time job, I am not overly stressed, and I DO sleep for about 7.5 hours per night on average.
  4. I have been there twice since being diagnosed with Celiacs, and they were absolutely wonderful. In most restaurants that "cater to gluten-free", you get a few sad looking options. At Disney, they send the chef out to speak with you about the allergies and go out of their way to make sure that you are getting as good a meal as everyone else. I was so impressed with their attentiveness.
  5. Hi all. I have had Celiacs for almost 6 years now (shortly after having baby#2), and have been 100% Gluten free (save for the occasional accidental glutening) since being diagnosed. I have not had an endoscopy since diagnosis, but my most recent bloodwork was good. My bloodwork last year showed that the thyroid function was in the normal range as well. I am having an impossible time losing weight. I have tried just about everything, and am getting nowhere. I had baby #3 almost 3 years ago. I tend to gain a fair amount during the first trimester- probably about 10-12 lbs. I gained around 35 lbs total. I lost all but that last 10 lbs within a few months of having her. The reason I am mentioning this is because the first trimester weight gain is not really "baby weight"... which is probably why it did not "fall off" the same way as the rest did. I do exercise, and am a fairly active person in general. I am 5'2'' and currently weigh 137 lbs; I am not really a petite person, I always tend to be more muscular. I am typically in the 125 range- but since having baby #3, I have been unable to get below 130. I gained 15 lbs between the end of August on New Years (I started a low dose of Zoloft during that time). I just did 1 month of Isagenix (shakes and intermittent fasting) and lost 7lbs, most of which was in the first 9 days. I also started the Sweat workout app January 1 which combines resistance training and low impact cardio like walking on the treadmill). With every diet that I have tried, I plateau around 130, then bounce back up again. I do not eat a lot of gluten-free processed foods (actually... I hardly eat any). I do most of my own cooking, don't drink a lot of alcohol, and do not eat out a lot. I have tried Weight Watchers, Atkins, seeing 2 different nutritionists, straight up calorie restriction, Isagenix... I am kind of at the end of my rope here. I am going to call an Endocrinologist and make an appt later on. Aside from that... is there anything that jumps out at you? Thanks so much in advance!
  6. I understand- no worries. I am pretty muscular as it is. .I love yoga so I may add that back into my routine- it isn't weight "lifting" but it def builds muscle.
  7. Thanks for the suggestions. I know a higher intensity workout is probably key. We would like to have another child so I'll hold off on starting that kind of routine until after- but for now I guess I'll just keep on keeping on. I got a new scale and being able to see factions of a lb lost is more encouraging
  8. I am not pregnant but I stay away from corn- I test allergic and it upsets my stomach. I also have celiacs so I'm used to avoiding things. This list is helpful: http://www-tc.pbs.org/pov/pdf/foodinc/foodinc_corn_derived_handout.pdf You have to figure out what you CAN eat and then keep snacks with you so you don't get caught hungry and have to scramble. I make most of my own foods. I go to grocery stores like wegmans and whole foods and take my time reading through ingredients and I find what works for me and stick to it. When eating out I stick to grilled lean proteins and veggies. I am sure corn free prenatals exist but it will take some searching through the ingredients on your part bc it isn't a common allergy. Talk to your doctor about the glucose tolerance test- there may be an alternate test you can take.
  9. Yeah I def don't eat too many gluten-free prepakaged foods so I don't think that's the answer for me.
  10. I am def not in peri menopause . I'm 32 and hoping to ttc again soon for #3. There doesn't really seem to be a physiological answer to this- which is frustrating- I'm kinda hoping the thyroid answers it. Unfortunately the weight is not in my boobs- as soon as I stopped nursing they deflated :/
  11. I know a lot of people have the same issue- so it is comforting to know that I am not alone- but I am so incredibly frustrated by my body. Maybe someone can shed some light for me. I was dx with celiacs in June 2012- so I have been gluten-free coming up on 2 years. I was all sorts of vitamin deficient as well but everything seems to be back to normal now. When I was dx I was only 5 months post partum with my second son and I was about 13 lbs above my pre preg weight- with DS1 I gained double and lost it all by 4 months post partum. Since that time I have tried weight watchers (my old standby), Atkins, just plain eating healthy and calorie counting, working with a nutritionist, and it seems like the scale just will not budge. Since being diagnosed I have lost about 7 of the pounds that I needed to. So that is 7 lbs of pregnancy weight loss WITH diet and exercise over the past almost 2 years- at this rate my kid will be in kindergarten before I finish losing the "baby weight". I am 5'2'' with a small frame. For the past 3-4 weeks , I have been eating 1200-1400 calories / day. A good balance of carbs, fat, protein with every meal. About 6 meals per day of almost all fresh/ non processed foods- I do most of my own cooking so I know what I am eating. I am working out (walking at 3.5 uphill) for 50 minutes/ 6 days per week. I am walking 10,000 steps per day and according to my pedometer I am burning more calories than I am taking in. And the scale is not budging. I am not even losing water weight. How is this possible? Oh- and my cholesterol is somehow high though I am at a normal bmi (just not my desired weight, working out, and not eating the kinds of food that would raise it). My thyroid function was fine as of August-/ as were my vitamin levels, I am having blood tests again next week and I am requesting a full thyroid panel- kind of hoping that's the magic bullet. Any guesses? Suggestions? Words of encouragement? Thanks so much!
  12. Thank you! I have eliminated dairy and pretty much all processed foods since I originally posted this because I KNOW something is not right, I am just not sure what it is. I am going to get my vitamin levels tested in a little bit and am going to be seeing my gastro in a few weeks as well.
  13. I weaned at like 4 months and by about 1 year I had lost all of the 37lbs that I gained. Then I gained back 10 in just 2 months.
  14. Mother F-er! I am infected with H Pylori... I have a friggin ulcer that won't go away. I am going to see the doctor in a month. I will add this to the list of things to discuss with him. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
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