can anyone on thyroid medication, lose weight like " normal" ppl?
Topic: can anyone on thyroid medication, lose weight like " normal" ppl?
November 13, 2019 / By Ena Question:
I read about "fat burners." losing weight, and such, excersizing and losing weight, but when I was diagnosed, I was told I would never lose weight, like " normal" people, b/c of the low thyroid function. And we can't take slim-fast, or _ smil-quick, type stuff because of the thyroid pills we take. help!! I take 50 mcg. of synthroid daily.
Best Answers: can anyone on thyroid medication, lose weight like " normal" ppl?
Cierra | 1 day ago
When you have Hypothyroid (low or non functioning Thyroid), it means your body does not produce enough Thyroid hormone which negatively impacts your metabolism. By taking a thyroid hormone supplement (e.g. Synthroid or Armour), your thyroid levels should return to normal, which means your metabolism will return to normal.
The basic princeples of weight loss are quite simple...burn more calories than you take in on a daily base. It's not magic. You don't need some magic pill to lose weight nor do you need to drink crap like slim-fast. If you want to lose weight and live healthy, then follow the following program:
- High Intensity workouts 4 days a week for 45 mins.
Consumer a balance of Carbs, Protein and Fat
- Limit consumption of sugar and refined carbs, instead focusing on whole grains, high fiber
- Eat high quality protein
- Consume healthy fats like olive oil, fish oils and eliminate trans fats
To get started, you might want to keep a journal of what you eat and how much you exercise. Writing it all down has the following benefits:
- harder to cheat
- helps you track progress
Studies show people who keep some type of diet/exercise journal are much more successful.
Don't let your thyroid issues become an excuse. I too have low thyroid.
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Originally Answered: Will thyroid medication make you lose weight?
Hormones are a crazy intricate system. Everyone is different. If you do have *hypo* thyroid-ism, as opposed to *hyper*thyroid-ism, the condition can slow down your metabolism.
If this is corrected with meds, naturally your metabolism should speed back up. If the meds are regulated to the correct levels, you should end up just where you want to be with weight. Given that you maintain the right diet/caloric intake, and exercise.
How fast you'll lose weight depends on so many things, you won't know until you do it. Again everyone is different, so no one can really say for you.. Good luck!
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I just posted a question about having a thyroid disease...I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease (thyroid disease) 4 years ago i take 137 mcg of synthyroid every morning, i have gained aprox 100 pounds in 4 years, i exercise 7 days a week, eat healthy and still no weight loss, i have asked my dr about "pills" but was told that since my weight gained wasnt caused by binge and over eating that it would do no good for me, also she said with my thyroid disease i wouldnt be able to take a diet pill of any sorts, anyways. When I do start to loose a few pounds my thyroid goes out of whack and they up my meds, so i stop loosing it. I know exactly how you feel and Im sorry you have to go through this.
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Not like regular people, but fairly close if we are at the right thyroid levels and the right medication. However, we have to exercise more than the average person and eat slightly less.
You can do slimfast if you like. There's nothing wrong with it. I know a few women who are hypo and use slimfast for 1 or 2 of their meals.
The most important thing in your weight loss are thyroid levels. TSH if on T4 needs to be around 1.0 (morning reading) If on T4/T3, free t4 neds to be midrange and free t3 high in range. Once these levels are achieved then its time for exercise. Exercise should be 1 hour at least 4 times a week. Diet...reduce carbs and increase fiber.
Join thyroid weight loss group (link below)
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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck. Your thyroid lies below your Adam’s apple, along the front of the windpipe. The thyroid has two side lobes, connected by a bridge (isthmus) in the middle. When the thyroid is its normal size, you’re unlikely to be able to feel it.
All types of hyperthyroidism are due to overproduction of thyroid hormones, but the condition can develop in several ways.
Thyroid hormone production can be suppressed or halted completely in these ways: https://tr.im/B4KYK
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Originally Answered: Hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) medication help?
Hello, I am a nurse and I have Hashimotos Autoimmune Thyroiditis among other things. I am on thyroxine replacement tablets. I would Not mess with my thyroid and take Kelp tablets.
My thyroid problem is not related to lack of iodine.
People who live in mountainous areas may have iodine deficiency thyroid problems. Your friend may not live in an iodine deficient area and may have autoimmune thyroiditis too.
I used to know someone who had autoimmune hypothyroidism and she refused to take thyroid replacement tablets. She took large amounts of Kelp tablets instead. She acted in a hyped up manner most of the time and never stopped talking. She would get very anxious and cry frequently. Her eyes looked like she had really bad hypothyroidism (puffy, you could see the whites above her irises, dry eyes ) that was not treated, her whole face was puffy and she was overweight.