thyroid and wait gain

By rellypoo Latest Reply 2011-07-12 07:54:03 -0500
Started 2011-07-10 19:48:46 -0500

Hi all, can anyone tell me how to lose weight when you have a thyroid problem. I was diagnosed with type 2 two years ago, bsl all over the place and also recently been diagnosed with hashimotos disease (Thyroid problem) and I am finding it hard to lose weight. I exrcise for 1 hour a day and have a healthy diet

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3 replies

berrykins0 2011-07-12 07:54:03 -0500 Report

i was put on a 1200 calorie diet and 3 small meals a day. which contained 300 400 calories carbs were30 to 40 per meal day.2 snacks a day 100 calories 15 to 20 grams carbs per snack.for diabeties i was told i had under active thyriod problem to.this helped me lose weight.i exercised 1hr 30 min a day 7 days a week. i did this for 8 months. until i got myself to a healthy body weight. after this my nutrionist added more calories and carbs to my needs i still did lose about 25 more pounds to get a better healthy body weight.this took me about another 5 months.which was well worth it like the weight i lost.again she did add little more calories to my diet. ive lasted overyear at this body weight i'm at now. but i was told i have graves diease which make my thyriod little over active. thyriod diease is a big challange along with diabeties. i know were your coming from. thanks for sharing your story.nice know other people go through the same things to. makes you feel not alone that way.

shoulders 2011-07-10 23:34:15 -0500 Report

Hello Narelle, I am also type 2 diabetic and Hypothyrodisum. And yes,its very difficult to work off this weight. I take medicine for the tyroid and take insulin and pills for the diabetes. I have lost some weight but you must really watch what your eatting and your portion size servings. I like to walk instead of exercising due to my knees and feet(due to neuropathy). Just stay with it and things will turn around for you. Keep in contact with you Diabetic Dr. and they will also help keep an eye on your thyroids. Cynthia

jayabee52 2011-07-10 21:59:39 -0500 Report

Howdy Narelle
I don't have thyroid problems yet, so I don't know if this would be useful to you or not.
I have lost about 40 lbs in 6 months by eating a low carb, high protein plan. I am keeping by BG readings close to the "normal" range without diabetes meds that way too.

With your excercise regimen you may do well with that eating plan, since I don't do that much exercise due to a lack of stamina since my kidney numbers are not good at all, and I'll need to go on dialysis within a month or two.

I pray this will help you