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Posted: 30 Mar 2012, 22:03
I decided to try something a little different by adding women's multi vitamin & mineral suppliments to my daily diet.
I can't believe what a difference it has made, for the first time in years I actually feel better.
Instead of feeling absolute complete exhaustion daily, I feel just a little tired.
I am even doing extra exercise daily.
Such as small thing can make a big difference.
Very Happy Very Happy


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Posted: 31 Mar 2012, 17:54
I also take omega 3 with D3 as well which I find helps as well as my multi-vitamins.

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Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 10:52
My weight is up again. When reviewed my lab results with physician Mar 5 switched up my vitamins specifically calcium (plus multi & D) to take with meds (so I don't forgot). Warned my physician info sheets provided by pharmacy say could affect thyroid meds. Plus anytime a switch up anything I usually need to increase my synthroid. She said fine to increase if necessary & gave me a lab req to repeat in 6 weeks. I thought it was Easter but since then I have been pretty good. Yesterday I actually weighed 2 pounds more than today & that's what got me thinking. But I have been feeling fine (not sluggish). I am going on holidays Apr 22 for a week. I'll get my lab work done when back to find out for sure. My weight gain is only around 5lbs and the norm for me is around 10lbs when drugs low. But hard to tell with these fluctuations. I have read books etc to try to figure out how to stay in tune with my body to know when my thyroid is off but I have not figured it out.

Sorry about going on but thought I would journal here instead since there maybe others with the same issues. My hypothyroid is a side effect of a chronic liver disease so I maybe different, but aren't we all.

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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 09:16
Hi guys, I'm also hypothyroid and I struggled for a long time with losing weight. I'm now enjoying nearly a 1 lb loss a week. I'll just pass along what I did, you could give it a try and see if it works for you.

First, it is all about consuming less food than your activity (calorie deficit). Supposedly a deficit of 3,500 in a week will equal 1 lb of loss. Some people eat the same stuff but just less to achieve this. I have found that food choices allow you to reduce you calories without eating less. So many packaged foods that aren't very filling are packed with calories. Exchanging high-calorie, low nutrient foods for good proteins, fresh fruits and veggies is the easiest way.

And while lower calories help, I think our bodies (or at least mine) was all screwed up from a metabolism standpoint. I saw this Dr. Oz show (not a fan but the guest on this show was hypothroid, worked out like mad, lost nothing). She believes we can balance our hormones through food and it's very easy. In January, I started doing her suggestions. Prior to this I pretty much snacked all day and exercised and only saw a 2 lb loss in 1 year! Pathetic.

If you are leary about links, just good "Melt Fat Fast: How to Reset Your Secret Fat-Loss Hormones".

But I stopped working out and as she suggested, reset my body with daily cinnamon, upping my omega 3 fats, not eating between meals, not eating 3-4 hours before bed, etc., Then reintroduced working out once I felt my body was ready. It could be all coincidence but I figure it's worth passing along as it may help someone else.

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 12:19
Thanks mrspackrat. I do already eat cinnamon everyday just because I love it. But I need to bump my protein up and be consistent with the 3-4 hrs. I'm going to see if I get her book from the library or bookstore. I agree with what she had to say and her suggestions seem healthy. Sandra

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 15:47
Ihave hypothyroism also annd I tried WW 8 yrs ago.It worked good and Ilost 35 lbs in a few months.I slowly gained it back after I went off program and had lot's of personal stresses like Divorce,Death of my Dad.It was a rough last 10 yrs and I finally felt so sick of myself that I decided to try Atkins. I am losing well and enjoy the plan becaus it is basically what I always was eating.Minus the processed junk and sugAR! tHIS IS A HEALTHY LIFESTyle not just meat/eggs/cheese.You do get to eat beans/fruits and about anything but processed junk. Potatoes too in the correct phase and MODERATION is always KEY! Calories and fat may not be counted my most here but I do and think it helps keep your focus as to not indulge.You do need to eat if your hungry just eat the right choices!

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Posted: 15 May 2013, 09:48
Congrats on finding a diet that works for you. Moderation is an issue for me. Thanks for the reminder. Good luck.