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Can You Lose Weight If You Have Hypothyroidism
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Is it possible to lose weight if you're hypothyroid? I really want to get back to my normal healthy weight but it seems hard
Get hypothyroidism: corrected. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio & weight ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take replacement med: The first step is to normalize your thyroid function with replacement therapy. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. You are 31 year old. Please take your diabetic and thyroid medications as prescribed. Maintain hgba1c at 5.5 and TSH level between 3-4. Have nutritionist consult. Always monitor calories intake. Never more than 2000 calories. Regular exercise with at least 20 minutes walking daily. No fried food, smoking , drinking or sedentary style. Join healthy activities club. Thanks. ...Read more
Losing weight: Get your hypothyroid condition well controlled . complex matter and is more effective when individualised. However general guidelines include reducing total calories, increasing fiber, decreasing simple carbonhydrates and both resistance and aerobic excercise and getting restful 7-8hrs of sleep. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
2 glands need fixed: ... the adrenals and then the thyroid for effective weight loss. If your adrenal glands are not fixed.. you will not lose weight. First start with the adrenals and make sure they work right. Also there may be things standing in the way... example: heavy metals, food intolerances, infectious organisms (lyme). Check out www.GetMyThyroidFixed.com for more info. Also www.stopthethyroidmadness.com. ...Read more
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