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Hypothyroid+dieting+exercising= Not much progress

  1. TammyHammett profile image57
    TammyHammettposted 7 years ago

    I have been hypothyroid (which means my thyroid is barely functioning) since my second child was born. Talk about making weight loss so much harder! I have practically no metabolism what so ever.  In order for me to lose weight, I have to consume less than 800 calories a day and no processed carbs at all. I went to a weight loss clinic that gave me a appetite suppressant, as well as calcium pyruvate for fat burning. I have to admit I lost more weight than I have since I started having my children. It was awesome, except when I stopped going due to the expense, my weight started slowly creeping back up. I have kept off some of the weight, but I actually miss the way I felt when I could go in my closet and put on anything and look great. Or even better, go into any clothing store and being able to go down a size or two, instead of always having to go up to the next size from what I really wanted. I do take Thyroid medicine, but doesn't help me with the weight loss. When I work out, I actually gain weight due to building muscle. Yes I know this is supposed to be a good thing, but I can't seem to over look the increasing number on the scale.  I guess I really have to find the inner strength to stay away from the processed foods and only eat proteins and veggies. One day, I may get there.

    1. dinkan53 profile image78
      dinkan53posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      really you have to consult an Ayurvedic doctor. The problem is you got hypothyroidism, that means you are taking hormones. This is one of the main reasons of weight gain. I am now working related with Ayurveda and i know lot of peoples that are getting relief from their weight problem by undergoing Ayurvedic treatment. You must have a try. good luck.

      1. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This is one of the biggest loads of boll*cks I have ever read on Hubpages!
        Of course she is taking hormones! Her THYROID isn't working properly. It PRODUCES hormones!
        She is gaining weight because her body is not producing enough thyroxin (which is a hormone by the way). She quite possibly needs a medication dosage adjustment by her medical practitioner. Please if you don't know what you are talking about, refer her there - not to some quack treatment no-one has ever heard about.

    2. natural-journeys profile image58
      natural-journeysposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Tammy,

      Have you considered researching natural weight loss alternatives? Pharmaceuticals aren't always good for your body. Check out my Hub Tammy. Feel free to contact me anytime.

      1. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        In this case, they are. She needs thyroxine and there are no natural alternatives.

    3. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
      Shahid Bukhariposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Leave it to your Physiology ... reduce medications, try kick start your Thyroids, by moderate Exercise, thyroid supporting diet and drink a lot of water.

      Unless yours is a Pathogens induced Condition, most of the abnormalities related to Pregnancies, are Self-Correcting, naturally. Try get a second opinion about your exact condition ...

      In choosing a personal Physician, see to it that he or she, does not make you a quote of his or her pending thesis. See to it that your Physician does not straightaway resorts to the Extremes of medication at the very begining of your treatment ... such prognosis, leaves Cortisones, or Surgery, as the only later options.

  2. DrMikeFitzpatrick profile image36
    DrMikeFitzpatrickposted 7 years ago

    when most things you change to lose weight eventually stop, the weight always comes back with more. To successfully reduce size there has to be a lifestyle change for sure. It is the longer, harder road. There is one thing I know that works. Understand how the body works. I still can't figure out why most do not get this. The only way for a body to remove fat is through blood flow. By reducing the plaque in your arteries, you will increase the blood flow which will in turn remove waste, fat, and toxins. Often times "detoxing" is uncomfortalbe at first. Dr. Mike

    1. IzzyM profile image90
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Are you a real doctor? I'd hope not because I would petition to have you struck of the register for this.
      She has HYPOTHYROIDISM. Do you even know what that is?

  3. profile image46
    snoweposted 7 years ago

    That was true that we can be so nice to know the proper way of diet,exercise and  some vitamins at all..Thanks for the information that you shared with here..

  4. Lily Rose profile image86
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism a little over a year ago.  I gained a lot of weight when undergoing chemo a few months before that and had been having a very hard time losing it.  I do take Synthroid but am constantly being tested to check my levels; my dosage has changed a few times.  I have not found that the medication helps me to lose weight at all, but I think it's helping at least to not GAIN! 

    Earlier this year I tried Nutrisystem and it worked initially but stopped working after a couple of months.  I decided to try Weight Watchers.  I joined about 15 or 16 weeks ago and I've lost about 18 pounds so far!  I'm averaging a pound or a little over each week - I wish it was more, but a loss is a loss and it is continuing.  I'm starting to fit into some of my smaller clothes and i love it.  I have about another 18 pounds to go to get to my goal weight and I feel pretty positive that I can get there with Weight Watchers.

    I hope you find what's right for you.  Stay positive and stay on top of your care.

  5. jzepess profile image60
    jzepessposted 7 years ago

    Unless you print your weight on your forehead for all to see, do not obsess over the number on the scale.  Does it really matter if you are 200 pounds if you are a size 2?  Will anyone even know your weight if you are wearing your 'skinny' clothes?
    Stick to your exercise and diet routine and measure your progress by how your clothes fit.  If you put on a bit of muscle, that's a good thing as muscles are calorie furnaces.  The more you have, the more you burn.  As a woman, you are physiologically incapable of becomeing 'bulky' like a man, so go kick some ass already.  Your 'one day' is today!