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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Can you have hypothyroidism and not be overweight?

Can you have hypothyroidism and not be overweight?

Yes: If you expend more energy than what you take in, you will not gain weight even if you are hypothyroid. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and am overweight. I know that losing weight can be hard with this condition. What is the most effective way?

I have hypothyroidism and am overweight. I know that losing weight can be hard with this condition. What is the most effective way?

Treat thyroid first: Make sure the hypothyroid is adequately treated. Once this is done, you should be able to lose weight just like everyone else. No magic to this beside: expend more energy than what you take in. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid! on thyronorm 100mcg, pcod, 15kg overweight please help?

Hypothyroid! on thyronorm 100mcg, pcod,  15kg overweight please help?

Thyroid numbers?: You're on thyroid hormone replacement, which is good, but what are your numbers? Does your blood testing indicate that you have enough thyroid hormone replacement to help your body work as it should? You will have trouble losing weight if your thyroid function remains slow. ...Read more

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I'm the only 1 in my immed & extend family w/ hypothyroid, psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, auto-immune, rosacea, & overweight etc. Why & are they related?

I'm the only 1 in my immed & extend family w/ hypothyroid, psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, auto-immune, rosacea, & overweight etc. Why & are they related?

Some are: Hypothyroidism and possibly psoriasis (the jury is still out) may be considered autoimmune but not rosacea or overweight condition. Being overweight increases your body core temperature and thus worsen rosacea. As for fibromyalgia, we are still in the dark on the mechanism. Belly fat also makes one more prone to inflammation. ...Read more

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I have low energy, am overweight and am hot all the time have hypothyroidism and am taking levothyroxine 88mcg and have a TSH of 1.04?

Obesity: Your thyroid disease appears to be well treated. I would hope that your doctor's also have you on a daily vitamin d. Now getting active, eating less calories, especially less sugars and other carbohydrates may very well help you feel a bit better.... At least enough to keep making healthy choices for your daily living. ...Read more

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Is there a good weight loss supplement? I'm overweight. I have hypothyroidism. I usually count calories when I do try to diet

Is there a good weight loss supplement?  I'm overweight. I have hypothyroidism. I usually count calories when I do try to diet

No: There is no weight loss supplement that will provide long lasting effects. Having hypothyroidism would suggest starting by checking your thyroid and adjust replacement doses as needed. Physical exercise and diet remain of paramount importance and will provide, when maintained, long lasting effects. ...Read more

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I do not have hyperthyroid or hypothyroid problems nor graves' disease.... If i take kelp will i lose weight? I'm 5'6 and 190 i'm overweight

I do not have hyperthyroid or hypothyroid problems nor graves' disease.... If i take kelp will i lose weight? I'm 5'6 and 190 i'm overweight

No: The only way kelp could help is if you are hypothyroid due to iodine deficiency. No pill can help you lose weight unless you eat less ; exercise more> crash diets seldom help; find a diet you can follow for years such as dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet- see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more