Welcome, welcome, welcome. Sounds like you are on your way!!! Going GF couldn't hurt. I know I lost 30 lbs going GF alone. Taking Dairy out left helped me lose another 10. Yay! The symptoms for Gluten intolerance really varies from person to person so it is a possibility. Let us know how it goes.
@DJ4HEALTH - Ditto on the shampoo, lotions, and oils. It bites when I realize I've slathered something with wheat germ oil or tocopherol on my skin after the fact! Ouch!
Welcome to the team. Just remember that you will need to read all labels just to make sure that you don't get hidden gluten. Wheat and all that goes with it are in a lot of foods. So make sure that you read all labels and that includes shampoo's and other stuff like it. Yes they do put wheat in shampoo's and allot of other stuff. I know because when I get a shampoo that has it in then I get sores on my head that takes weeks to clear from that.
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You are way ahead of me if you are that close to the shape you want to be. However, I would encourage you that it seems that everyone who goes gluten free seems to lose all the bloating. I hope that you find the same results. If gluten free does not help, you might try dairy free. (If you haven't already.)
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I am an aerobic instructor and have been for over 6 yrs. No matter how thin I have ever been, I still have what I call "the twinkie" a part of my lower abdominal that still protrudes. When discussing the issue with one of our personal trainers, she mentioned that I may be allergic to gluten and to try a gluten free diet for a while and see if it helps. I am truly hoping this will help and I can use any suggestions or advice on this because it is all new to me, especially as a wheat lover.
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