Comments on: Weighty Matters: Physical and Psychological Impact: Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance Gluten free nutrition ideas and fitness tips Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:14:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Erin Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:44:40 +0000 Hi Joe,

At this point I’d definitely follow up with your doc to see if there is anything else going on. With a paleo diet, you are already eliminating most of the common problems, but you just never know. You may also have to tighten that up to 100% compliance with the autoimmune version of paleo, or try something like the GAPS diet even. Definitely follow up with your doc though.

By: Joe Bernard Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:40:50 +0000 I’ve experienced, and have been experiencing, the weight loss symptoms you described. However, I eat paleo 90% of the time and rarely cheat with gluten (have been doing so since 2008). I’ve lost ~20lbs four times now in the past three years and am at a low weight again. I’m 5’10 128lbs and 22years old. I find I have no appetite at times and can see undigested food in my feces. How come I still have this problem after being largely GF for awhile?

By: Erin Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:19:10 +0000 Hi there, and welcome!
Glad the “why” helped a bit, although it doesn’t change anything, sometimes an explanation is helpful.
To your question, it is a question of just do it-to a point.
With any weight/fat loss regime, you have to include both dietary changes and exercise, and do it at a level that is realistic and sustainable-FOR YOU. That will vary person to person. The best plan is the one you will stick with long term, because that is what it will take. Both an eating plan and exercise plan.
Think about what your motivators are, and what you can do to use that to your advantage. For example, in my case, I am not terribly competitive with others, but I am very competitive with myself. So I keep very careful records of my training and always strive to improve. Performance based goals are also really helpful, because if you focus on performance, often aesthetic improvements come along with it.
As far as it requiring more when it comes to weight control and celiac disease, it does require more of one thing that many of us, myself included, are in short supply of. That is patience.
Be patient and kind to yourself, celebrate the small victories, and enjoy the process. You’ll get there. The trick is making the road fun and easy to continue on.