thank you for the advice , it was helpful but they now say it is thyroid and that i have hasimoto's so i guess i'll have to get used to it they said that my levels are so low now that it's making me have hyperthyroid !?! .... i really hate this , sorry have not been on to respond back but i get discouraged when i dont see the scale moving at all !
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Sometimes people who are hypo find they loose weight when they eat at a higher calorie count. Such as SP suggests 1350-1700 but you add another 50 to 100 calories per day. Do make sure the food is healthy.
Welcome~! It can be done. I know! It took me two years to reach my goal but the important thing is to make it a priority. Watch your food intake as Mzz says. The SP program for managing your food is a great tool. It is now a part of my life, but I watch it every day and participate in all I can with the Spark People program. It works! Good Luck!
Its highly possible that your hypothyroid disease may be temporary. What is sounds like you have is a condition calt "post partem thyroiditis". That's the good news.
The bad news is that it usually hangs out for a while, causing weight gain, even when you get on thyroid meds. Since the thyroid controls the metabolism (how fast you burn calories), that's why you have weight gain.
Something else to remember... when you were pregnant you were eating for two... for many months. If you are still eating the same amount as you were while pregnant, this will cause gain. Its easy to forget how much you ate before pregnancy, because it was so long ago.
What I did, was buy a digital scale and weigh all my foods so I knew how much I was eating... what a portion looked like. I also used measuring cups and spoons. This might work for you, too.
I would reduce or eliminate processed high calorie foods and replace them with fruits and veggies. Even if you start by adding one substitution a day, it will help over time.
Another thing is to make sure you are getting some selenium everyday either thru foods or in your multi-vitamin. I eat two brazil nuts everyday as they are a food source of this mineral. Selenium helps the body to use your thyroid hormone and in the process reduces the antibodies that are attacking your thyroid.
Hope this helps, Welcome to our team. : ) Mzzchief
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i just had a baby in sept and while i was pregnant they said i was hypo , put me on synthroid and now after having the baby no matter what i do i cant loose the weight ! does any one know why ? i exersize 45-60 min a day eat small every 3 hrs.
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