Under Active Thyroid buddies??

EmmieJ123

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 03 Apr 2013, 14:28
Hi I'm new today. I had my second child in 2011 and haven't been able to keep the weight off since. I was diagnosed last September with underactive thyroid so would love to hear from people with the same issue and get some support. I have at least 50 pounds to lose and it would be great to hear from anyone in a similar situation- I am happy to offer whatever support people need in exchange for the same back! I struggle doing it alone so am really looking for lots of help and advice!
xx
JanaJordaan

Joined: Mar 13
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Posted: 03 Apr 2013, 15:58
Hi there,

I'm kind of in the same boat as you! I have not yet have children but was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid about 3 months ago! I have done some research and only read BAD things to come! I made a choice to start eating (or trying to) more healthily. one thing that has kept me sane thus far is exercise. It really helps with your mood and making me feel better. when you feel good you also get a new boost to want to look after yourself and what you eat. I love tea and found it keeps me reasonable full so I have bought some tea which helps with my digestion and metabolism (think it helps).

I am still sooo new to this so everything i have said might change but thats the bit of advice that I can give you! I hope that it helps a bit. Hypothyroidism is such a strange thing, it changed my personality completely over some months, but im slowly getting back to the old me(i hope, hehe!).

Good luck!
yankgal46

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 18:49
I too am hypothyroid and for about 14 yrs or so. I have had a rough road with this. The big mistake was dealing with my primary physician.They are good but I wish I went to an Endocrinologist.They deal with this specifically and other disorders obviously. I am currently on .175 mcg.of synthroid. I seem to be holding my own for now. Tell me about yours.
Diabetic...

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 07 Apr 2013, 14:54
I am newly diagnosed with an underactive thryoid and diabetes. I am looking for any information anyone has as to how I should handle the unique nurtitional challenges of both conditions at the same time. I have read quite abit about goitregenic foods. But to be honest I havent a clue as to its validity. Any one interested in talking?
Diabetic Dianne.
yankgal46

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Posted: 08 Apr 2013, 06:38
? I've never heard of "goitregenic" food.I have had hypothyroidism for many years and never heard this term nor do I have goiter.Yet! Where did you hear it?
Wenkins

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 08 Apr 2013, 07:06
Seaweed is a natural thyroid regulator and is an excellent source of minerals too (not suggested if you're allergic to shell fish)
mrspackrat

Joined: Aug 10
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Posted: 08 Apr 2013, 08:43
I have battled with an underactive thyroid for years (diagnosed in my early 30's) and have gained weight as a result. I can tell you losing weight is tricky, not like these young people where they hit the gym and adjust their diet and they lose weight. I'm nearly 50, so maybe it also has something to do with my age (women over 40 our hormones go haywire), but I've found a few sources of helpful information that I've implemented and since January of this year, I've seen the weight drop off.

First, even if you are taking meds for your unbderactive thryoid, that isn't enough. I do believe you can enhance it's function through diet. The key thing that worked for me was balancing my diet (nearly eliminated all refined carbs, sugars and replaced them with veggies and good proteins, fats). I keep my net carbs to 100-125g daily (before I was close to 200-300 g daily).

In January, I heard that people with a thyroid disorder should follow the leptin diet--esentially eat to allow leptin to do its thing. Leptin is one of the hormones in your body which help regulate body fat. Here's one of the articles that I found which sums it up nicely. The video at the end is very helpful too (and entertaining).

http://wellnessmama.com/5356/cravings-fix-your-leptin/

Shortly after that, I saw this Dr. Oz episode on balancing your hormones naturally and I began to think that following these tips could also help my thyroid function. It's 5 segments long but quick to watch. I swear since doing these the weight has been coming off and I feel great.

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/melt-fat-fast-how-reset-your-secret-fat-loss-hormones?video=15580

I think weightloss is one of those things that you have to try a few things before you find what works for you.
Diabetic...

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 08 Apr 2013, 09:06
I am sorry it is called nongoitregenic fruits and vegetables, apparently there are a list of fruits and vegetables that would be better if you didnt eat them.. as far as i can tell there are only 12 of them. Here is the link to the site i read it at:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/461742-list-of-non-goitrogenic-foods/
hope this helps.
Diabetic Dianne.



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