Hi, I think if you use the search engine, you will find some conversation about gluten free diets. In summary, if there is not a compelling reason to do it, like cystic fibrosis, and/or a definitive gluten allergy, I think you are only subjecting yourself to fewer selections of good and nutritious food that do not taste as good. I don't think you will find anyone who regards a gluten free diet as helpful to maintaining, not gaining or losing weight. Unless, of course, someone is eating an excess of bread and dairy anyway, and cuts them out, thus decreasing total food consumption.
I am sure some others who have had this experience will chime in to share their stories with you. One of the facilitators tried it, can't recall who, but did not continue. It is tough to really follow and be compliant, if you don't have to do it for other health reasons.
You are just beginning this whole deal of Graves'. There is a lot to learn. Having a good endo and really understand the disease takes you a long way. THere are MANY unreliable websites out there. Try to stay away from them. Most are not reliable at all, for accurate information.
Some people do have an issue with weight gain, others never do. I have no idea of the per centages. But, most of us are female, and have other issues that do contribute to our weight and distribution of weight. Estrogen is a factor,a nd when menopause happens, women have more trouble with weight, at least some of them do. And then, there are always individual eating habits, which are either healthy or not healthy. Plus activity.
I'd say that if you are fine with your weight now, begin to learn about your disease. There is a lot to learn. A lot.
Congratulations on your new job! Whee! All the more reason to get on a steep learning curve with this stuff.
TED 2008-present. OD for pressure on optic nerve 02/02/10
Eye muscle surgery 09/23/10 Upper eyelid surgery 02/01/11
Lower eyelids with grafts from palate, 10/5, 10/25/11
Graves dx/thyroidectomy 1959-Synthroid from 1980