So, I've been edging around getting tested for hypothyroidism, but I"m pretty sure I have it. It runs in my family and I have all the classic symptoms. I"m just wondering, what IS the thyroid diet? I know I should avoid soy/legumes and boost the protein, but what else am I missing? I"m particularly curious because I"m vegan and trying to accomodate a high protein vegan diet WITHOUT soy and legumes is so far pretty rough....Is there a tagged entry somewhere I can look at?
Just popping in 'cause I want to know how everyone is doing on their road to health!
In 2006, after discovering The Schwarzbein Principle and that I'm both gluten intollerent and have (had) a candida overgrowth I was able to lose 70 lbs and feel much, much better :) My thyroid numbers are still in a bit of flux, but with Hashimoto's, that's just gonna happen as I understand it. I am half-way towards my weight loss goals (approximately) and am hoping to ring in 2008 at my goal weight (I have to lose 1.5 lbs a week to do that, so who knows... but here's to hoping and giving it my best shot!)
What about everyone else? Where are you in progress towards your goals? Have you found a program that is working for you?
Hello. My name is Rachel and this morning I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I went to the doctor to find out why my friend was over a week late and to get on meds for my ADD. THe doc asked me a few questions about symptoms (which were similar to ADD and pregnancy) and ordered blood work for my thyroid. After I found out the blood test for pregnancy was negative I knew that it was my thyroid (after having read that hypothyroid can cause irregular and absent periods). I think I'm in shock. I bought two books "Thyroid for Dummies" and "Living Well With Hypothyroidism" by Mary J Shomon. I'm mainly concerned with weight loss. I've gained back the weight I initially lost after my 9 month old was born and I want to lost at least 28 pounds (10% of my current body weight) before having another baby. I thought I could do it in 10-12 months, but after reading a bit I'm discouraged. Well, I guess there is no harm in trying. Any way, I just wanted to introduce myself.
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Hello. I am 24 years old and 20 pounds heavier than I want to be. I gained about 30 pounds over the last few years and lost 20 on a 1200 calorie diet by working out nearly every day for several months. I was losting about a half pound a week. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in March and learned soon after that I would need a total thyroidectomy. I regained 10 pounds between my diagnosis and getting my levels re-adjusted after my surgery. I want to lose the 10 pounds I have gained back and 10 more.
I am interested in finding good information and support.
Found this today and thought some of you guys might be interested in the the products. I know I am. Especially since it's getting harder to find this stuff in stores now adays.low carb food
So yeah I just joined this community today, in hopes that maybe I can help solve my problem.
At two weeks old I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and I have been on many forms of synthroid throughout my entire life. On the one hand, you would think that I would remember to take my pill everyday but alas, most of the time I just barely remember or completely forget.
I am trying to lose weight, and am almost 50 pounds heavier than I was 4 years ago. Heh, back then I used to think I was fat.
Anyways, I hope everyone has some good ideas and recipes. I really need to try something other than what I have been doing because pretty much 99.9% of my diet is carbs, and I know that is not helping the weight loss.
What do you take for thryoid support?
I'm reading The Thyroid Diet and trying to wade through the recommendations and wondering if you have anything that works particularly well for you. I'm stuggling with the weight, as many of you are.
So far I take a mutli, super B complex, fish oil, chronium, calcium, biotin and probiotics. As you can see, I've already got a lot, but I'm still feeling low energy and lethargic, as well as struggling with my weight.
Sorry I never came back with the recipe I promised,I kept looking for it and couldn't find it which made me sad. Anyways. I have another recipe that I first tried at halloween which I've affectionatly called 'eyeballs'.
One package of whole mushrooms
mix together cream cheese bacon and green onions
stuff mushrooms with mixture and top with a sliced blackolive (can be left out, it just makes them look more like eyeballs)
bake until mushrooms are cooked. about 15-20mins at 375. Its approximate, I'm one of those cooks that just looks at stuff and thinks to myself"heh, it looks done".
Also I've found for those that like tortilla chips but won't indulge because the high carb count. If you take low-carb torillas, cut them into 8 pieces and broil until crispy on a piece of tinfoil. They make a good substitute for what you may be craving. These are good to use with salsa or hummous.
Hi. Most of my story is in my journal but i will give you a basic run through. I'll cut this due to length.( Read more...Collapse )
15 lbs gone so far. I found a really good recipe for pumpkin cheesecake custard that would be perfect for the thyroid diet or any other lower carb type diet. I will share it soon.