A 43-year-old female asked:
is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?
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Endocrinology 54 years experience
No: No more than any other diet for weight loss once your hypothyroidism is fully replaced by thyroxine.
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Endocrinology 33 years experience
Same as for others: First, make sure the hypothyroidism is controlled. Most people do best with a TSH between 0.5 and 3.0. Once this is done, the metabolism should be about the same as without hypothyroidism. So. . . Eat fewer calories than you burn off. One way to boost the metabolism is to increase muscle mass with strengthening exercises. This takes time, but can really pay off.
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Last updated Mar 1, 2016
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