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Overweight coeliac: from on 2003-03-17


I am a lifelong coeliac who due to a mix up was off the coeliac diet for some 5 years. I became overweight during this time. Since resuming the Coeliac Diet (extremely strict as the slightest deviation results in immediate illness) I have found it almost impossible to lose the weight gained. It is almost like my body is clinging on to the fat for dear life. I have tried many options/ diets and try to eat a sensible healthy diet, but with very limited sucess. Medical help has been a no go. Is this an experience anyone else has had and if so any tips

Re: Overweight coeliac: from Lyn on 2003-03-20

I put weight on when I went GF as I started to absorb more. I was so pleased as I had been a bit underweight but when I started to make and buy GF cakes, biscuits etc I became overweight.
Now I'm cutting out sugar, jam, alcohol, cakes & biscuits, eating more fruit and also exercising eveyday so am slowly losing the few lbs I need to be my correct weight.
Here's some information about correct weight and healthy dieting which may interest you:

Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from on 2004-06-21

How common is it for someone with coeliac to have a wheat intollerance on top of that?
Elmarie de Beer
Senior dietitian

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Peter on 2004-06-26

The coeliac condition is usually defined as a reaction to wheat gluten that results in loss of the villi in the small intestine. If the reaction to what gluten doesn't cause this loss of villi then it is classed as a wheat intolerance.

The terms are a matter of definition - the treatment is the same - avoid all wheat gluten in the diet.


Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from on 2004-08-07

Greetings friends, could you please help me find recipes for cookies that are free of gluten, wheat and sugar but still taste good?



Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Peter on 2004-08-07

Look at the cakes buns and biscuits on the web site:

click next at the bottom of each page to see the next recipe.


Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from on 2004-08-09

im currently undergoing tests for coeliac disease. can any one enlighten me on the symptons, for my own diagnosis and some piece of mind

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from on 2004-08-09

Greetings friends: what is coeliac ?

Re: Melonie's message re Coeliac and alternative medicine: from on 2004-10-02

I am a newley diagnosed coeliac, and what a relief it is to know what I have and how to cope. For several years I have been ill with endless stomache, weight and aching problems, now they have all gone after only 3 months on a gluten free diet. I too went to an alternative medicine friend. She works with a magical pendalin swinging gadget. She diagnosed an intence problem in the small intestine, a liver problem and a pancreas problem and gave me lots of expensive drops to sort it out. They helped but did not cure the problem. It was not until I went to a specialist and had an endoscopy and a byopsy was taken from the small intestine, that I was finally diagnosed as coeliac. This is the only way to know for sure, even the blood test can come back negative. Go for the byopsy. It is so easy and painless and once you know and get on the right diet, life becomes worth living again

Re: Overweight coeliac: from on 2004-11-14

before they diagnosed me as a coeliac and i was getting really ill, I lost a lot of weight when I in desperation cut all "flour " products out my diet and only ate tiny amounts of potato or rice to see if that helped..funnily enough it did and was what helped my GP turn in the direction of Coeliac Disease... I lost 3 stone and was the "right " weight... so I guess I did a modified Atkins diet before it was fashionable... not suggesting to do that diet, just telling a tale