I too had gained weight eating gluten-free! However, I wasn't exercising or controlling portions and drinking water. There are more and more healthy gluten-free choices now..it's getting easier to eat healthy and stay gluten-free.
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Pounds lost: 61.0
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Just to let everyone know that I was at 200 lbs.several years ago. My blood pressure was also elevated plus I looked terrible. I was always a thin person my whole life. I was very active in ice skating, professional dance, riding my bike, walking, playing baseball with the neighbood kids & horseback riding & swimming.
I began putting on weight when I was in my late teens. Eating too much potato chips & fattening foods. I lost a lot of weight down to 128 lbs. by eating low carbs foods. I had a Candida problem & still working on balancing my colon. I did not eat any sugar except Stevia, no breads, pasta, cereals, crackers, potatoes, rice, fruits, gravy, vinegars, pickles, olives. You get the idea!
I enjoyed eating my low carb diet for years. Recently having a bowel & saliva test from Dr. Tom my Chiropractor who does functional medicine & understand the colon well. I found out I also have a Gluten problem because of the inbalance of my colon all these years, I am now on some gluten free foods like hot cereals, breads, crackers & pasta.
Being on these Gluten free products I am starting to gain weight. I really don't like where I am right now. I have been cutting back on my Gluten free foods because of this. So, don't get upset being where you are in your weight right now. You will eventually come down to your goal weight. Watch your diet & your carbs stay low. Your weight will come down & stay down.
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Edited by: SUNFLOWER727 at: 3/25/2012 (18:52)
current weight: 170.5
Fitness Minutes: (615) Posts: 23 3/23/12 1:58 A
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current weight: 224.0
Fitness Minutes: (96,765) Posts: 6,272 3/22/12 5:36 P
Ashley- going to see a dietician will be helpful but reading lots of stuff on celiac disease and gluten free diet will be very helpful too. I checked out everything I could from our local library and had a librarian order me books from other branches. Then I bought my favorites. I love the cook book "1000 gluten free recipes" by Carol Fenster and Pamela's Baking mixes and Bob's red mill flours. I also love RUDI"s multigrain bread and cinnamon raisin bread. Finding a store in your area that carry's gluten free items is also helpful. Three members of my extended family all have Celiac disease and that helps at family get togethers but my at home family everyone but me can eat gluten. I have a separate area for storing my gluten free flours, oatmeal, pasta and cereals. When I make family dinners they are mostly gluten free except my family continues to eat pasta, bread, cereal and pizza with gluten in them. I try to keep things as separate as I can and my family has learned to not get gluten in peanut butter, butter, mayonnaise and other items we share. Feel free to ask what ever questions you have here and you will find lots of good information. Getting use to eating without gluten is a journey but if you google whatever item you are looking for from a particular food item to a restaurant or gluten free recipe you will find tons of information on line as well. Smiles Barb
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OMG! FINALLY someone who is experiencing what I am! (sorry that you are though) :( With mine, (just within a minute or so and I never know WHEN it is going to do this mind you... I go from being so hot and clamy and then freezing...it's not hot flashes (I have had those before) but this just comes out of the blue. My sister says she is struggling with this too.
sorry, yes. Think of Goldilocks, ones too hot the other too cold, then just right - thats homeostasis but not always refers to temperatures. The hypothalumus's job is to maintain the proper temps - makes us shiver when hot and sweat when hot. except for me I don't always feel the cold and when hot my intestines act like I've been glutened. sad to say, I figured the heat thing in my late teens but took another 15 years to find out about CD. Homeostasis can refer to our thyroid, hormones, stomach acid and so on with anything that needs to be balanced.
For the Candida cut out all sugars as well as yeast. I went to the local hippie store and got some candida killer pills. I have a hard time staying sugar and yeast free but have found where my threshold is, when I start going over it and getting symptoms I go on another round of the killers.
to the group, You have come to the right place for help, we have a lot of knowledge and share. This will be overwhelming at 1st and has a steep learning curve but once you get the basics down it will feel like breathing. Look around here, there is a lot of info. 1st thing is to decide if you want to have a shared kitchen or make the whole family go GF at home. I'd also have your kids checked to see if they are GI also before going GF if you go that route. Start with going through your kitchen and finding what has gluten and whats gluten free. They've made it a little more difficult, but starting on page 30 of this e-book www.cureceliacdisease.org/wp-content /u ploads/2011/09/Jump_Start_Your_GluteR>n-Free_Diet_5_20_2011-3.pdf there is a great safe and unsafe list. When I 1st went GF, I cut and pasted this list then took out all the spaces so it fit on 1 sheet with unsafe on top and safe on bottom. Then I printed it out, folded in 1/2 and laminated it with clear shipping tape. It fits in my purse and is a great cheat sheet for when shopping. At first try to stick with the perimeter - all fruits and veggies, most dairy, and fresh plain meats(Marinated and so on can have gluten). If you have a smart phone there are apps, I don't have one so can't suggest a good app just know they are out there. Don't forget to check your non-stick pans for scratches and any wood or porous items in your kitchen. Gluten will get in the pores and scratches then leak into your safe food.
This is probably enough to get you started. Any questions - ask away, we've covered every subject and bodily function so don't be embarrassed to ask anything.
current weight: 230.0
Fitness Minutes: (316) Posts: 16 3/22/12 1:22 P
I was so overwhelmed when I figured out my sensitivity. I would highly recommend the Living Gluten Freely for Dummies book. It explains what gluten is, how to look for it, how to eat without it, etc. Great read! Otherwise, I would recommend google. Just googling around helped me a lot as well. No wheat, barley, rye and maybe oats, though.
current weight: 181.0
Fitness Minutes: (615) Posts: 23 3/22/12 1:06 P
I'm fairly new to sparkpeople and very new to gluten-free (as in I don't even know where to begin). I received a gluten sensitivity diagnosis yesterday. My nurse practitioner is referring me to a nutritionist, but in the meantime, she didn't really give me any information. I have no real idea of where to start or what to look out for. Can anyone refer me to some good resources for beginners?
I live with my husband and two young kids, so any thoughts on living gluten-free with people who don't have to would also be helpful. Thanks!
Goal 1: To be under 200 lbs before running a sprint triathlon on June 2, 2012.
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