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07-01-2013, 05:29 AM   #1
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Weight loss with wheat and dairy free diet

Hi all I am new to this sight and only recently diagnosed with crohns disease.
I have just started a Wheat and dairy free diet as I have allergys to both.
Has anyone been through simmilar situation and lost weight this way. I have already lost weight with crohns, 20Ib in 5 weeks. I am over weight so I am pleased with the weight loss but not what I have been through recently to lose it, Been ill for weeks just starting to feel a bit better, doctor said it was a bad flare up. Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks
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07-01-2013, 07:21 AM   #2
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Loosing weight, particularly in the first month or two on a wheat and diary free diet is typical from what I've read. Then the weight loss often slows down, and then stops. The other day I was just reading a testimonial of someone's mother with Crohn's that felt better after avoiding wheat. The article mentions a bit about weight loss.

"Seeing is believing"

http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2013/0...-is-believing/

I personally avoid wheat and dairy products (well, most of the time I avoid dairy), have done so for years, and have been able to put on around 50lbs. Most of the weight gains came from working out in a gym, but imagine also with my gut healthier packing on the pounds has been easier to accomplish.
07-01-2013, 08:02 AM   #3
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What type of allergies do you have? Were you ok eating wheat and dairy before?

Weight loss depends on the number of calories you consume - it doesn't matter which foods they come from.
07-01-2013, 08:48 AM   #4
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Hi I am lactose intolerant and got an allergy to wheat, not celiac just wheat however I am going to cut out gluten to see If my symptons change. I have never really had a problem with dairy only the past year, about oct-nov 2012 when my symptons of Illness started. Wheat has always been a problem with me but got more noticeable when I gave up bread march-april 2012 for 6 weeks for lent, then bang when I started to eat it again symptons started. Also on low residue diet off dietian. Spoke to hear on friday so only been on it for a couple of days, doing these changes for 4 weeks to see if symptons change. Hope so back in work tonight (work evenings 6pm-11pm 4 nights a week when hubby gets in I leave he takes over watching our 3 beautiful children) been off sick for 5 weeks, got to go back sometime just concerned.
07-07-2013, 06:21 AM   #5
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Hi Sharon1,
We are following SCD / GAPS with my daughter, and among other things - they KEY component of the diets is to be FAT. Consuming the right fats is to be beneficial, and not only to keep weigh up. Consume coconut oil / butter, ghee (is to be ok even for lactose intolerant - try it in small dose to start with), animal fats (yes!) etc.... - and reduce carbs

Literature that may suggest
http://perfecthealthdiet.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Without-B.../dp/0658001701
http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/
http://www.gaps.me/
07-07-2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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I lost 50 pounds on the Paleo diet mainly because its wheat and dairy free. I was already thin so it was not a good thing for me. That being said if you were overweight it may be good just be careful you don't lose too much. You will need up find a good fatty supplement either animal fat, avocado or coconut and olive oil.
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