I have always been skinny my whole life so when I got Hypothyroidism and started to gain weight I got upset. I did every diet under the sun, except for the grapefruit diet but Id id think about it,lol. I could not control my gaining and could not stop it. I was very depressed that I gained 30 lbs. and said if I gain another lb. I would just starve myself till I lost at least 5 lbs.. As luck would have it I happened to have the TV on and PBS was talking about dieting and I was not paying attention since I heard it all before.
Suddenly this guy Dr. Fuhrman got my attention when he promised thyroid patients would benefit. By the time the show was over I was ordering his book for my e-reader. I read it diligently all evening just enough to get the concept down.
This is not a diet but a new way of eating for the rest of your life, since I had been a vegan for years before I had no problems with it. I lost 16 lbs. in the fort 6 weeks and now I am done 21 lbs. and I am still going. I have hit a plateau but I am confident I will break that with the resumption of my walking.
If anyone is interested, the book, and you can get it in the library, “Eat To Live” by Joel Fuhrman. I feel so much better now my arthritis pains are all gone my blood pressure is down, I sleep better. I went out to eat yesterday for a volunteer lunch I did not eat the best but I tried , this morning I got up with pain in my joints so I know this is working.
I am not affiliated with this Dr. I just thought it anyone out there is having the same problems a I did you might like to know. I can explain it to anyone that is really interested, it is very simple just let me know.
I'm interested, can you PM me?
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
wow well done! I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis so understand how depressing it can get! Sara x
I had a subtotal thyroidectomy 15 years ago and my thyroid has been all over the place since, currently I am near the max dose of thyroxine 200mcg and I'm still underactive. I have however, managed to lose 1.5 stone, that's 21lbs to you :D in the past 2 months by just eating healthily and being a bit more active. Glad to hear you have found something to suit you :) good luck all!
....... Maisie ............... Squig................. Pickle .............. Henry.(at Rainbow Bridge)
All of your pets including the kitties and other doggies are so beautiful, some of the BP's look so much like mine
Thyroid is a very hard problem in life, but I heard from a specialist that a slow metabolism can be advantageous since it slows everything down and you may very well live longer.
Yes eating healthy is what is behind this diet, if everyone would just add more greens and regular vegetables to their diet and move a little more they will lose the weight, I am just glad I found out how much this idea can impact our lives, I used to be a vegan and ate lots of greens and fruit but it was the other things that harmed me like, bread and pasta. :o)
I have hypothyroidism, I inherited it from both of my parents. I am only 22 years old and walk my pug 3-4 hours/day. Although I admit that my diet is not the greatest, it's not the worst either. I am overweight and have been for about 8 years- I am really interested in what you have to share about this diet!!! It keeps me up at night, wondering about my future (if I'm overweight at this young, active age, then how will I be 10 years down the road? 20?). Please send me a PM!!! Thank you!!!
Thanks......I will share this info with my sister. She had her full thyroid out 2yrs ago and has always been hypo and has Hashimotos. This all started with her when my neice was born 18yrs ago and it's been a struggle for her ever since.
I had 1/2 my thyroid out 14 months ago and I've always been super skinny and since I've lost 5 lbs that I really couldn't afford to lose.