Here we go!

previous topic · next topic
Sissy...

Joined: Feb 13
Posts: 1

      quote  
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

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

      quote  
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

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 548

      quote  
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!
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!
Merry...

Joined: Feb 13
Posts: 4

      quote  
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.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Free day
I generally do one splurge meal per week -- and it's usually associated with socializing. For example, last night I went out with friends to celebrate the birthday of one of them. If I know I'm ...
by Hermiones Mom on 25 Jul 14 11:38 PM
For New Members
When you are at MY FATSECRET, on the right side under MY DIET CALENDAR, click on "Calendar" to see your Food and Exercise on the same page. Look at your Food calories on the left and your Ex ...
by Deb_N on 25 Jul 14 11:29 PM
Atkins talk
I am not an Adkins diet specialist nor have I ever been on that diet- but I do know from a lady at work that listens to health talk radio show once in while- Adkins diet has been around for many years ...
by pwrestlephoto on 25 Jul 14 07:42 PM
anybody out there using the New Atkins book
is anybody using the new Adkins made easy book or are all of you using the old book Brenda
by brenda joyce spencer on 25 Jul 14 07:20 PM
Day 3 - Low carb Journey
Why are they a no go? It depends on what you mean by low carbing it... I eat only 20 net grams a day, all of veggies and a little cheese or now that fruit is in season here I eat berries. That's ...
by mummydee on 25 Jul 14 05:13 PM