Okay, I've been reading and reading and listening to various people who I know that have Hypothyroidism. Most of those who I know and live locally where I live, Never heard of it what's so ever, they eat those foods and never had any problems. I told my sister about it as she is Hypothroid and she said she isn't going to change and she just lost a ton of weight this past summer the only thing she did is just watched her calories but still ate those foods that are in the Goitergen food lists. I also know a Guy that is Hypothyroid and is a Elite Athlete, he run's and trains for all distances including marathon's. He's pretty Lean, doesn't have a problem with his diet either. So I ask what's really up with these Goitergen foods? I know that I've ate them all my life as part of a Health diet. I often go on mini weight loss diets and will eat the raw Broccoli, Cauleflower and Carrots with a Slim fast shake diet and I've always lost about 10 lbs over a couple of months Plus I exercise alot too.
I think what mine and everyone elses problems are more due to Sweets and Fat's in our diets. It's not so much as those specific Fruits and vegetables because when you start omitting them for fear of that it may cause Problems with your Thyroid? Your robing yourself of those nutrients that those foods give you.
Both my Mom and I are Hypothyroid and Learned that we are both Pre Diabetic. Her put her on a this Diabetic diet and since I'm pre Diabetic too, I'm going to follow the same diet. And All those Goitergen foods are on the list.
The only thing I changed is that I now get up at 4am take my Thyroid meds with a glass of water, get dressed and then do my exercises. I Walk and or Run on the Treadmill for 1 hour 3x week and Ride my exercise bike 2x week Plus I also do my Strength and toning exercises for 30 minutes after each work out 5x week. So far so good. I'm starting to feel Great!
Some time you just can't always believe in everything you read...because that person who wrote it, is just their opinion it doesn't mean you have to do as they say. Also you can not totally omit those foods anyway, especially Soy. Because Soy is a added ingredient to over 90% of all foods that we consume.
You just have to stop and think! are you going to stress your self out over your food and omitting everything that is bad for your Thyroid? I know I'm not! I have to deal with too much stess from my Job, and Family. Too much stress can make you gain weight alot faster than Broccoli and Cauliflower.
Edited by: IRUNBIKE2BFIT at: 12/11/2009 (08:45)
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