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I am tell by my scale each morning if I have gotten some gluten without knowing it, because my weight will go up each time. When I went GF my feet quit swelling and I got rid of fluids in my abdomen. I find using My Fitness Pal app on my Iphone is the easy way to track calories as it goes with me, and lets me know how many calories I have left for the day.
God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
You might want to look at the calories and how much it a serving. You maybe getting more calories than you think. Just because it is gluten free does not mean that it is calorie free. They have more calories than their counterparts.
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.
I am not gluten intolerant, and, am simply experimenting with lower gluten, in combination with enzymes. So, I can't really speak to the gluten issues that concern you.
However, I'm a big believer, when you are no longer losing weight (or, in your case, actually gaining some weight) in the concept of "Change It Up". Perhaps you'll find some helpful suggestions on the Plateau Busters SparkTeam. Check out the Stickie about "Change It Up". www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
Doing It With Multiple Sclerosis;
2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro
Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK
I am really needing some support today. I have been GF for about 6 months, except for a Doctor ordered 4 weekd for the celiac testing (negative) andf a couple CC issues. I know most people who are gluten intolerant are skinny or even underweight, but I am the opposite. I have been gaining weight unexplicably for years, and recently, changing my diet and exercising, and had been unable to lose weight.
Today I am at the end of my rope. I have been very careful to eat GF foods. I dont eat out. And yet I still keep getting glutened. I suspect it is at home, as I have 4 kids and a husband who are not only NOT intolerant, but also not very undertanding of my issues. They do not wipe down the counter after making a sandwich, and I suspect my younger kids are using my GF foods (jellies, etc) and contaminating them too.
But what is driving me crazy right now is I feel I have absolutely no control over what is happeing to my body. I have been eating GF, staying in my calories almost to a T, and exercising every day. I have been walking on my 15 minutes breaks at work and getting on the treadmill at home. And I know exactly when I have been contaminated because I will have cramping and bloating that evening, and I wake up the next morning and I am up 3 pounds. Literally 3 pounds! It has happened twice in 2 weeks.
My husband and I have a trip to Vegas in about 10 weeks, I have been dieting and exercising since the New Year. I am down 1.6 pounds! WTH? I want to cry.
Does any one else have this problem? How do you deal with it? What can I do to lessen the impact on my body, the scale, and my sanity???