I was diagnosed with Thyroid 17 years ago when I quit Smoking and the weight just poured on. I have tried all the different medications and still the weight has stayed on and added on. I tried Weight Watchers twice and no weight loss. I have been on ths diet 6 weeks now and I have lost 13 pounds! I think the Spark Diet is for me! I hope that someday I might be able to get off the Thyroid medication, but I'm not holding my breath!
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1,230 10/22/13 9:38 P
I was diagnosed 26 yrs ago. It does take time for the doctor to make sure you are on the correct amount of meds. However, they are not magic diet pills and will not make the weight fall off. Sadly you will have to work a little harder to lose it but will gain it much easier. Keep up with your health lifestyle and you will be fine!
I usually see improvement with medication in about 2-3 months. You may be quicker since you report "more mild" levels.
Often you start to feel better, more energized---therefore you become more active 24/7, you can give more intensity to your workout, etc. Thus you burn more calories. Also focus on strength training 2 times a week.
Continue to follow a healthy diet. Use the SP ranges and stay at the lower end of your carb range and the middle to upper end of your protein and fat. Make sure you are using nutrient dense foods, etc. Is your calorie range about 1200-1550?
Let us know how it goes. Do be patient, give it time.
Becky-- Your SP Registered Dietitian
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2,334 10/22/13 8:42 A
I agree with the previous posts. I hope the best for you and want you to know there are other medications that can be tried if necessary.
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6,701 10/22/13 7:57 A
I've learned after having hypothyroidism for 14 years, that simply taking your medication won't make the pounds drop off. However, if you already eat healthy, exercise regularly, and watch your portion sizes, you are likely to see a drop in your weight after a period of time. My advice would be to just keep doing what you're doing, and you may be able to indulge every now wnad then without having to fear your pants will become tight.
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22,199 10/22/13 3:01 A
People generally respond to medication differently. It may be that you are lucky enough that you won't gain on the sniff of an oily rag, like some people, do.
I hope that your body responds well to the meds for you.
While untreated hypothyroidism can be a factor behind weight gain... taking your medication probably won't melt away the pounds without some effort (including "counting your calories"). You might have gained "easily" but you'll have to lose "like a normal person" which typically means restricting portions and/or exercising more.
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2 10/21/13 7:04 P
I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism after undergoing the TSH test. My doctor told me it was mild (or borderline as she put it) and I was put on 50mcg of medication. I am not overweight but I do gain weight VERY easily and the reason I am not overweight is because I exercise and restrict my diet in ways that makes eating a slice of pizza the biggest highlight of my month. I am only 19 years old and I was wondering how long will it take me to see results in terms of weight loss? It would be kind of awesome if I could eat like a normal person without having to count the calories on everything I eat (I would still eat healthily though).
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