(Closed) Hypothyroid Weight Loss…How??

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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@Happy2bMrs:  I have hashimotos and hypothyroidism and I lost 20 pounds without exercising following a paleo/primal diet. Check out the book wheat belly. I also recommend doing some research on iodine/selenium supplementation. 

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I have. It’s important to get your levels straight first, because it’s going to be harder without that, but not impossible.

I did South Beach. Lost about 40 lbs.

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@Happy2bMrs:  hmm interesting. The first few months I was wheat and grain free I didn’t notice much, and then it seemed like it all came off at once. If you are interested and do read the book wheat belly, it explains a lot in detail and also explains why you shouldn’t eat any grains period, not just wheat. You probably won’t notice a huge difference if you just cut out wheat and not other grains. Also, I highly recommend steering clear of artificial sweeteners. Stevia and xylitol are safer options. 

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@Happy2bMrs:  I still did sucralose, aspartame, etc., but I think when I go back on (I’ve been bad all summer because the s— seriously hit the fan…) I’m going to try not to rely on those things, because I know it would be better for me if I could stop craving those things altogether. YMMV, for sure, but for me it’s kind of like smoking nicotine-free tobacco in an e-cig instead of Marlboros–yeah you’ve broken the addiction to nicotine, but wouldn’t it be better for staying quit long-term if you weren’t constantly doing something LIKE smoking? I’d like to stop craving sweets altogether (and I’ve seen some who have been able to do this!) but I know for me it’s probably going to always be a battle if I am eating something LIKE sweets. I probably will still use that stuff sometimes, because coffee’s just too bitter without it, but I’m going to try not to as much as possible.

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@Happy2bMrs:  I hope you like it! It starts out kind of slow with a lot of scientific background but if you stick with it, I think it’s great! And as for your question I would say yes and no. He does a great job (I think) of laying out what you should eat, but then it’s kind of daunting to find recipes and actually do it, if you know what I mean. He will give you a good list, but the hard part is sticking to it, not knowing what is good/bad. I hope that makes sense. We just find good recipes online. Primal blueprint recipes are a good resource. Basically you stick to veggies and protein with good fats and lots of herbs and spices. And after you get going, you don’t miss the carbs as much. We backslid this summer so I too need to get back at it, and the hardest part is starting it I think. 

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@Happy2bMrs:  My thyroid situation is actually a complete clusterf—. It’s a really long story. The plan right now is to get down to my goal weight, and then go get it tested. I am hoping to be able to go off meds, but we shall see.

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Slowly. It took me a year to lose 20lbs. The thing that worked the best was eating a lot of protein and very few bread carbs, which was hard because I LOVE bread. But everything in moderation. I just had to learn to cut waaaay back if I wanted to see results. 

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I have Hashimotos and PCOS.  I started out by cutting out all processed sugar and simple carbs because of the PCOS.  Since then I’ve found out about MTHFR mutations, and found that all 3 of these things are highly correlated with gluten intolerance, so I’ve gone gluten free.  I lost 70 pounds by cutting out the simple carbs/processed sugar, and I’ve lost another 6 pounds so far since going gluten free a few months ago.  

One thing to really watch out for is to very carefully look at the ingredients.  If you are buying your food pre-made, it often contains lots of sugar to make up for the gluten.  I’ve taken to making my own stuff so that I know exactly what’s going in it!

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