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7/26/13 3:14 P

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Just a general thought about GF and gaining weight. If you are gaining, but not eating a lot of processed or junky (high sugar, fat, etc) products, perhaps there is another allergy at play: corn, for example. Many celiacs cannot tolerate corn or dairy. If I continue to struggle losing weight after following the recommendations here at sparkpeople, I will try taking away dairy again. I just felt so deprived when I couldn't eat any of my favorite foods. By skin testing I am allergic to several things, wheat being the worst offender. I used to crave bread all the time and I have read that cravings can indicate a sensitivity. (BTW, I am a nurse and have been GF for 10 years).

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7/18/13 7:34 P

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Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, highly processed foods make us more hungry by raising our insulin levels then dropping them. Also, they do not satisfy hunger. To break the cycle I was on, a Dr Oz program featuring Dr. Alejandro Junger really hit the mark for me, after all it's all about the gut for us. You can watch it here (3 parts) www.doctoroz.com/episode/dr-ozs-3-da
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energy-boosting-cleanse
and the writeup www.doctoroz.com/videos/3-day-jumpst
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. I lots 3 lbs immediately and have now lost 10 lbs in 2 months and am not hungry. But always, what is right for one person, may not work for another. We're all unique individuals.
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7/17/13 10:25 A

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I've been gluten free for about 6 months and have steadily gained weight almost weekly, which I definitely did NOT need to do. I'm brand new to SparkPeople and now that I've gotten used to being GF, I hope to get my weight back under control by using the tools and trackers. Like others who have posted, I also have hypothyroidism, GERD and psoriasis -- all of which are noticeably better after eliminating gluten from my diet.

Since going gf, I seem to feel hungry all the time, no matter how much I eat or what I eat. I tried the Wheat Belly diet several months ago and gained even more weight. Has anyone else experienced this?

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7/12/13 11:38 A

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I also think that we need to consider that going GF means that you body is absorbing foods that it did not prior. John has had to develop a different taste for foods period...b/4 he could eat a pound cake in 5 days and take high caloric days just to survive and he still was losing. I really think this mind set adds some stress that non-gf folks don't have to face because it not only is a life-style change that is required but gaining knowledge that was never needed or experienced before.

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7/11/13 12:51 P

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I lost about 40 pounds after going gf. I try not to have the gf processed foods either. I attribute some of this to eating better and exercising regularly.

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7/9/13 11:24 A

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When my husband was diagnosised he weighed about 138 lbs (he is 6'1") now he weighs around 185 which he maintains by watching what he eats and how that relates to the amount of exercise he gets. Since I am a vegetarian he also eats w/o meat at least 3-4 days a week and this has really helped too!

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7/8/13 11:15 P

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I have to watch my gluten free foods or I will gain weight so now I am sticking more to more veggies and fruits along with nuts, meats, healthy oils and some dairy.

Dorothy

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7/8/13 10:56 P

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I gained, but then I also was dx'ed with hypothyroid disease at the same time.
Hypothyroid disease = slooooow metabolism.
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7/8/13 10:36 P

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I've only been GF for about 3-4 months, but for me, avoiding food like bread & pasta and not replacing them helped to kick start a weight loss. Nothing as drastic as say an Atkins diet, but I found that not eating as many baked goods & processed foods and then not swapping for a GF version helped overall. I didn't go GF for that reason, but between that & the cost of GF versions of bread, pasta, etc., I haven't really missed most of them.

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7/8/13 8:25 P

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When I went GF I had a lot of problems gaining weight and on top of that low thyroid. My gastro Dr. suggest I do low carbs and of course keep my calories no more than 1200. Since then I have got my weight under control or at least getting there.



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7/8/13 8:01 P

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Did you still have issues losing weight?

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