Hello! I went on AIP 5 months ago and have been avoiding calorie counting and the scale and just eating nutrient dense foods especially high calorie ones like coconut oil and coconut butter. Many of my symptoms of leaky gut have improved except for chronic constipation. I finally weighed myself and realized I had gained 10 lbs in just a few months to the heaviest I have been in years. It doesnt bother me aesthetically but it is odd because before AIP I counted calories but couldnt gain weight if I tried. Does anyone have any research or n=1 studies that healing a leaky gut can actually cause weight gain? P.s. Its definitely a mix of fat and muscle. I can lift heavier but my thigh cellulite came back with a vengeance so I know ita not pure muscle gain.
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Celiacs often times gain weight after normalizing their digestion with a gluten-free diet. They simply can absorb more of the nutrients in the food they eat.
Then again, not controlling portions, not counting calories and eating a calorie dense diet (isolated fat is nutritionally void) would induce weight again in most folks.