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Sissy...

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Posted: 25 Feb 2013, 10:57
Well, I have decided it is time to lose a few pounds. Am now official in menopause and and am taking medication for thyroid. Don't know which one caused but have put on 15 pounds that I can not take off. So gonna see if counting calories works. Wish me luck.
eKatherine

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Posted: 25 Feb 2013, 11:28
Counting calories works, the issue is that you have to set yourself up an eating plan that you can live with not only until you lose weight, but also you can grow accustomed to so you don't go back to your old bad habits.
mrspackrat

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Posted: 25 Feb 2013, 13:06
I suffer from hypothyroidism and this disease can be very complex. Most likely it's both but if the weight gain has something to do with your thyroid, you can start a few basic things and see if this helps your weight loss. But basically your thyroid or your body is stressed or inflamed which is preventing your thyroid from functioning properly. You can count calories but be sure you are providing your body with the basic nutrients that will help your thyroid properly do its thing (foods that contain iodine or supplement with Iosol Iodine, selenium, manganese, and tyrosine) Note if you suffer from Hashimoto disease you should NOT take iodine. Avoid foods that block iodine absorption (foods are called goitrogens which lower thyroid production). There’s been research to suggest that the hormone leptin is playing a key role in thyroid disease and it’s been suggested that people with thyroid disease avoid lepin resistance by following a few simple rules (no eating after dinner, 3 meals a day with no snacking, do not eat large meals, breakfast should have protein, reduce the amounts of carbs eaten). Also, the dreaded exercise 3-5 times a week is recommended. I’ve done much of this and have had success in shedding stubborn pounds. I’d say, for me, the things that has worked best was been replacing refined carbs/sugar with protein, vegetables, fruit (I loved my cereals, breads, pastas, cookies, cake, etc) and following the rules to avoid leptin resistance. Good luck!
Merry...

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Posted: 25 Feb 2013, 20:46
I'm trying counting calories for the first time too and am also just into menopause. After doing this for 4 days I already like the discipline of having to "think" about everything you eat. Amazingly - you can still have food satisfaction. The first full day, I did feel a form of withdrawal. I know I needed to learn about portion control which seems to be a big part of the calorie counting. I wish you good luck.



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