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How do you lose weight if an underactive thyroid?

How do you lose weight if an underactive thyroid?

Work with your doc: Work with your doctor to ensure that your thyroid labs are in the target range to ensure your metabolism and energy level are at their best. After that, it's up to you to watch what you eat, and exercise to burn more calories than you eat. Lifting weights can help build muscle gradually which can increase your metabolism & help with the weight loss good luck - it can be done! ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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


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How can I lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

How can I lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

May be difficult: The focus should be on optimizing your thyroid function. The thyroid gland is involved with several body functions in addition to regulating metabolism. Once your thyroid is functioning optimally, you will have greater success reaching your bodyweight goal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

Can you tell me how i can lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

See your physician: To have your thyroid issues addressed. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

What can I do to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Diet and exercise: On top of taking your thyroid hormone, the most important things to do are to eat healthy and exercise. Taking the thyroid hormone to keeo levels normal will not make you lose weight but will avoid faster weight gain. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Is there a way to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Yes: Once your thyroid hormone is regulated (with the appropriate thyroid replacement), you should be able to diet, exercise, etc. And have expected weight loss. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Is it possible to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

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

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What are the best ways to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

What are the best ways to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

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

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Trying to lose weight with an underactive thyroid. What should I do?

Diet and exercise: A healthy diet and exercise and taking your thyroid hormone replacement as recommended by your doctor. Normal thyroid hormone levels will help you to no continue to gain weight by stimulating your metabolism to normal rate, but without diet and exercise you will not lose the excessive weight. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone who has an underactive thyroid turns anorexic will they still lose weight?

Could you tell me if someone who has an underactive thyroid turns anorexic will they still lose weight?

Yes: But an underactive thyroid is easy to treat with the proper amount of brand name T4 replacement. An eating disorder is much harder to treat. Talk w/your doctor and with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the Atkins diet help you to lose weight if you have an underactive thyroid?

What's the expert opinion, could the Atkins diet help you to lose weight if you have an underactive thyroid?

No: Brand name T4 replacement and getting your thyroid level back to normal will help. Then it's just eating fewer calories than you burn off -- just like everyone else. Avoid diets with names on them, learn to eat healthy for your own self and for the rest of your life. ...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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more