Saturday, January 26, 2013
I am over 140 lbs overweight .. and when my husband saw what I ate compared to my weight gain . He said .. something has to be wrong here ... I tested negative for metabolic syndrome and after reading about the wheatbelly diet .. am wondering if I have a gluten sensitivity .. Celiac has symptoms similar to what i have experienced .. I used to call them "Carb Comas" .. I got very tired to the point that I couldn't keep my eyes open after carbs .. as I read wheatbelly though I recognized the signs
Of course when I told my doctor I wanted to be tested for Celiac .. she took one look at me and no matter what symptoms I told her I had in common with that .. she just shook her head and said .. I don't think its celiac ... It's so frustrating that people just look at me and say .. well you just must be eating too much!
Anyway .. it might not be celiac but a gluten sensitivity .. I notice that when I eat rice.. which my family enjoys more than pasta or potatoes I don't feel that way after I eat ..
So I have been eating more gluten rich foods (and staying within my calorie limits) .. and notice the symptoms, gas pains, diarrhea, tiredness, etc ... and I feel better knowing its not in my head ..
Apparently 30 to 40 per cent of obese people have celiac .. as instead of losing weight from malnutrition they gain it due to their body going in starvation mode ... which makes sense for me .. I feel that its a difference from being hypothyroid or hyperthyroid .. I am hypothyroid...
I went on the atkins diet a few years ago .. and lost a bunch of weight .. before starting it .. I was eating a lot of pastas ( I love spaghetti) and my doctor said my thyroid levels were through the roof and put me on thyroid pills ... after going on atkins ... I lost 80 lbs and began to feel tired when taking the synthroid .. so I stopped taking it .. when I told him so .. he got very angry at me and told me that I should never have done that and just to prove to me that I was off base .. he tested me again .. and lo and behold my tests turned out to be normal .. he was not pleased..
So all in all it makes sense .. as I was not eating gluten rich foods while on atkins ... I just can't stand it when I am judged like I don't know what I am talking about ... by supposed professionals ... Doctors can be wrong too..
Even if I prove not to have celliac .. but am gluten intolerent then I will still cut it out any way .. its just nice to have the diagnosis to explain why I am like I am
Anyway .. that's my rant for the day !