If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit. Charles Stanley
I was always hungry eating the GF substitute products (breads, cookies, crackers, etc.). If you look at the nutrition they are usually all simple carbs, which will not hold your hunger for long. I find if you eat more protein and fat and a lot less of those types of things that you will be less hungry. Fruit and veggies will go through you pretty fast too, so I usually use those with a meal or for when I just have the munchies. At minimum add some nut butter or hummus or avocado to your veggie snack to help it satisfy you longer.
current weight: 187.8
Fitness Minutes: (5,153) Posts: 1,917 6/2/11 6:35 P
Hi Pam and welcome to this group. As you can see you received alot of good advise from members. I also agree about removing sugar. I have been gf for two years next month. I have started tracking my nutrition and fitness and it does help as you can see where you may be going wrong. Yes, water is so important. My goal is to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and hopefully more.
Keep us posted on how you are doing. Char
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current weight: 117.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,462) Posts: 159 6/2/11 2:43 P
I too gained weight when I went completely gluten free. I do think it is because my body just couldn't get what it needed and then wham! it wanted it all! I find that I do better when I remove sugar, candy etc, and pay attention to my calories/fat/carbs/fiber. I also have been drinking a boatload of water. (100-128 oz a day).
Good luck to you, and to the group
Pounds lost: 26.0
Fitness Minutes: (103,269) Posts: 18,844 6/2/11 1:35 P
Thanks for the info! I probably do need to increase my water. I'm trying to figure out which foods help curb the hunger. I usually eat vegetables during the day, but not real good about eating fruit. Maybe adding more fruit will help.?
Welcome to the team! It sounds like a good plan to get back into exercising slowly. Also, I find that I get less hungry if I have plenty of quality protein and healthy fats at each meal and some vegetables for fiber. Processed foods, even if they re gluten free, can cause cravings for more food. Using the nutrition tracker and exercise tracker on Spark People helps!
current weight: 158.0
Fitness Minutes: (40,733) Posts: 2,934 6/2/11 11:50 A
When I went GF I gained weight, my dad even stated that it was normal for people who go GF to lose weight. After much reading about Celiac I came to the conclusion that my body wasn't absorbing foods before and now it is causing the weight gain.
On another note, you can get hunger pangs when you need water. Try drinking 8 ounces and see if you are still hungry.
Northern Arizona MDT
I love my dogs! Annie is a fearful dog and is doing great under careful management. I raw feed my dogs.
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease 02/25/2011
Non-smoker after smoking 30 years and was at 3 packs a day.
Former skinny person who never exercised and is now trying to make exercise a habit.
current weight: 167.0
Fitness Minutes: (44) Posts: 7 6/2/11 10:33 A
Hi, my name is Pam and I had a biopsy and was diagnosed with celiac disease last september. Since then, I've gained about 30 lbs. I finally feel like I'm starting to get a "grip" on eating gluten free and am now trying to look at calories etc. in order to try to lose the weight I've gained. I find that I feel hungry even after I've just eaten! This is not going to be an easy road! In the past, I've been able to exercise and watch what I eat and keep my weight at an "ok" level, but now, I feel like I've lost control! I hate feeling like that. I've finally gotten some of my energy back, so have started to exercise again. Obviously not able to exercise as hard as I used to, but I know I need to start slow and work my way back up. It just gets a little depressing. I work 10 hours a day, so probably won't be on here a lot, but I'll be lurking in the background. I'm anxious to read what has worked for you and to learn from you all!
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