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Posted: 27 Jan 2012, 10:45
Some days i feel like i am starving... I document my intake and for the most part I am hovering around 1000- 1300 calories. If i loose a pound it comes back as 2 by the end of the week. Levothyroxine doesn't control my numbers like synthroid, but they both make my heart race way before i get into theraputic range. There has to be something else i can do or add to my regimen to get control of my numbers.... last TSH was 8. Anybody try the iodine or iodide supplements?

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 15:31
You shouldn't be eating under 1200 calories a day. Your body will go into a starvation mode and not release any of the weight that your trying to lose.

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Posted: 07 Feb 2012, 21:23
Sugar911, I have heard that some people use iodine to help their numbers and weight loss. I haven't tried yet, but both my homeopath and compounding pharmacy say that they can do a skin test on the spot for iodine. I want to try the test and see if tweaking supplements will help. Doctor has me using selenium now to assist my thyroid. Let me know if you get any feedback on this. Good luck!

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Posted: 09 Feb 2012, 20:07
Have you tried Chia Seeds, they come in white & black, you only need a tablespoon per day, they provide you with protein and seem to give a kick start to the metabolism.
I have only started taking them not realising what they were, a friend gave me some as a gift...being a skeptic I just thought it was one of those health food gimmics.
I started to feel a little better after the first week & my weight started to drop a little more, its only a little edge but its worth it.. I have now researched the benefits and I'm sold. They are readily available at any health food store.Smile

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Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 05:32
About two years ago, someone in this group mentioned that if s/he (I think it was a she, but I'm not sure) gets fewer than 1500 calories a day, she gains weight, but if she eats more than 1700 calories a day, she gains weight, too.

This may be a problem that you're running into.

Also, are you keeping track of how much protein/carbs/fiber/fat/vitamins/etc you're getting? I've recently started on "salad club" at work (everyone brings two things, and everyone gets to eat salad) and I noticed I was ridiculously hungry all the time. Rather randomly, I ran into Chobani Fruit on the Bottom Greek yogurt at the store and got some, and I've noticed if I eat some Chobani, I'm NOWHERE NEAR as hungry, which I'm attributing to the 14G of protein per serving.

If you're dieting and you're not getting enough/the right kinds of foods/nutrients, you will be hungry.

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Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 13:24
iodine rich foods are also helpful like eggs are beneficial and there are lists of foods that can make you gain weight like tofu and peanut butter. I love nuts and they are a great source of fiber and appetite suppressant but everytime i eat them I feel as though I am at a stand still with my weight. The negative calorie diet and raw food diet always seems to work with me although the will power does not last

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Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 10:54
Wow, so many things...

If I get too much Iodine, my thyroid goes nuts and I gain. I have never heard of anyone increasing their iodine? I have reactions if I eat too much shrimp, eggs, and plain old table salt. When I am craving salty foods, I know something is off in my body. I tried taking kelp before, I broke out in huge cyst like lumps all over my face and neck. I do think I do not have as much of a problem with it as when I was younger. Be careful with Iodine.

Chia seeds are awesome! Have you tried Chia pudding? You put a teaspoon of seeds in a container with either a 1/2 cup of almond or coconut milk and let it soak over night. then you can sweeten or add berries or both! FYI~ easy on the chia, over consumption can cause abrupt changes in your digestive system.

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Posted: 16 Jul 2017, 12:08

I have to agree with you about the iodine. Too much can damage your thyroid, too. I won't take iodine supplements, except for a multivitamin that contains it. Those usually contain 150 mcg, and that is all you need. Taking kelp can make you more hypothyroid; not a good idea.