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A must read article, I was amazed that I could actually be hurting myself more by exercising with hypothyroidism...

If the link below doesn't work type in
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Jenduke, my Dr, who is a cardiologist as well as into functional medicine, told me to take my med at bedtime. I am on a b/p med that would interact with the levothyroxine. She also said that t4 turns into t3 while you sleep.

Has anyone heard of the 3 step thyroid diet by a man named Bimeyer? Have any of you tried a diet specifically designed for the thyroid? Successful?

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Has anyone read "The Super Charged Hormone Diet" by Dr. Natasha Turner?
I am and have started the 30 day Accelerated Plan to lose weight and restore my metabolism. It is really interesting and wanted to share and talk about it. Anyone interested?

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My doc has me on Levothyroxine and the paperwork said no food/beverages (besides H2O) for 30mins. I noticed some people say 45 mind ans some say an hour. I wonder if it's a matter of how many mcg the Rx is for. (I'm on 50mcg to start).

I've also heard increasing Selenium is good. I know it's in Brazil nuts and tuna. But I don't like either of those. What are some other sources (preferably non-meat)? Thanks :)

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My DH has a head of hair to die for! He does have dry skin and sometimes night sweats, but nails are not brittle.








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My doctor has started me on T3. TSH readings were fine but I was still losing hair, nails brittle, and other issues. I'm glad he did but it is still not in the sweet spot. I started taking my meds at 2am..then moved them to 4am...now I'm planning to slowley move them to before bed. I choose to do everything with thyroid slowly

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No, we are in a three month lifestyle change test to see how things go. I suspect though that the majority of his challenges are all related to his hypothyroidism.

Just a few days ago, he started taking the Levothyroxin at night. It dismays me that no T3 has never been prescribed to him, so will be asking about it. Would be more interested in trying the natural RX, but will see.








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Interesting article. Does your husband take iodine? I was afraid to but according to the article you would be hard pressed to overdo iodine.


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My DH was taking his in the mornings, but it did not help, so I found this article and have switched his to taking it at night:

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Is taking the meds at night ok? I have such a busy morning, that I don't always have time to wait an hour after my synthroid to eat.

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Hi, Jess.

Ny doctor didnt' tell me until I had been on my synthroid for about 4 years that I should be taking it first thing in the minutes at least 45 minutes before any other foods, medicunes or coffee. Something about absorption. SO now my Synthroid bottle is on the bed and I take it as soon as I wake up.


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I'd like to know too
I had the same thing years ago.I'm not loosing weight & am annoyed
my Dr says my nbrs are in range. I asked If they're functioning.. She had no answer

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Question about the thyroid diet. So I was hyper then took the iodine and my glad was killed off so to speak which would switch me to hypo. According to my doctor he said I am being treated for hypo by taking the synthroid but I don't have a tyroid issue anymore. Is this diet geard to people who are taking synthroid?

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the four hour rule does not apply to milk/yogurt, supplements are highly concentrated which is why we cannot take them within four hours. milk/yogurt contain about 30% DV calcium whereas supplements are generally come in 100% DV concentrations

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One thing to keep in mind while reading others' posts is that everyone's physiology and reactions to medication, diet, exercise, etc. varies. The goal is to find what works for you. If something isn't working then seek professional advice.

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Hi, I am new here and just finished reading this thread with great interest...

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto hypo 12 years ago after putting on about 50 lbs. with no explanation over the course of 2 years. I spent the following 2-3 years (before seeing a doctor about it... stupid me) trying anything I could to lose the weight, limited my diet, did excessive sports, and it did help to some extent.

Once I was diagnosed and was put on meds (currently 125 mcg levothyroxine), the weight melted off over the course of a year. I have kept it off since then without much effort.

Over the past few years I have noticed my body cannot deal with bananas, peanuts, any raw cabbage/broccoli/cauliflower, soy products and a few other things. It feels like my stomach revolts and just can't deal with it. Maybe all along it was my thyroid telling me to lay off!

I was never given any dietary guidelines, and had no idea about the calcium... I usually take my thyroxine with my morning cafe latte... maybe it's time to change that habit.

Lately I have been feeling more tired and put on 4 or 5 pounds after being the same weight for 10 years. My doc did an ultrasound and said my thyroid (what's left of it) is highly inflamed and it looks like my body is going through another bout of attacking it. I need to let the "attack" blow over and then get my levels checked again. I wonder whether something I ate may have prompted this new attack.

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I always take my meds & on time. I've yet to lose weight.

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Well, I've been hypothyridic for 20 years and diet was never discussed so I'm going to continue my medication and just watch my portions, and exercise. The only times I really gained weight were during lapses in taking my medication.

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I don't know. I asked a question 5-6 months ago & still have no answer
I don't know what to eat & what not to eat. i still eat bananas, broccoli & peanut butter. No Dr. has said anything. I'd like the complete story

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Hi everyone. I have a question. I know we can't take our thyroid med with calcium or within four hours. However, I'm confused as to whether or not that applies to just calcium supplements or does it apply to any foods that have calcium such as milk and yogurt? Thanks!!

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I understand that it's the raw broccoli that gets us too. :(

emoticon Here's to moderation. ;)

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Thanks for that!! After reading this, I'm realizing I've got to go through my entire closet & fridge and do a major overhaul...

And just confirming.. is it just raw brocolli that's so bad or all brocolli (understanding everything in moderation, of course)...??

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TRUCOWGAL ... we can only do what we know. We don't have to kick ourselves. That will just be stressful and your thyroid won't like that either. :) (I've had a love affair with PB that I had to overcome too, I understand.) We're works in progress for certain!

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Absolutely appreciate all of the diet recommendations on here...

Am kicking myself as I read this realizing that my love of peanut butter anything is probably not helping.. regardless of whether I stay within my caloric boundaries... (*sigh*)

Can also relate to SWIMMINGJESS w/regard to when the weight loss seems to happen... About to do a nutritional overhaul on my intake in hopes that it becomes a little more steady...

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Thank you so much for this post! I love the list!! I went to Amazon last evening to order a copy of the book. There is an updated version published January 2012. I'm excited to read and learn.

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best fruits for hypo are berries, cherries, and pineapple...they're lowest in carbs

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YEA???

Yesterday wasn't good . It was my BD & I kept in calories but over did it on some foods

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Keep the faith, it will happen! I am practically in the same place, but think about all health benefits of Spark: less calories, more exercise mean more energy and health but on the long run. The scale will move but it takes time. Live in the moment, it is here and now and you make good choices for your own body and those will be remembered. You are doing a good job, you are a fighter! emoticon

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I've been here a year & lost 4lbs??????????????

I'm starting to give up

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I joined SP in November and so far have only lost 2 lbs. That's with staying within the calorie limits the majority of the time. My niece started trying to lose weight like 3 weeks ago and has already lost 9lbs. It can be very frustrating to try to do everything right and see minimal results. Not giving up. That's what I used to do. I would diet for awhile and then not see the expected results and say "why bother" and go back to what I enjoyed eating. It's getting a bit easier to avoid some foods that I used to have on a weekly basis. Trying to stay positive!

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Thanks! I love bananas and eat 1 daily this would be so hard to give up. I take my pill (Armour Thyroid, 120mg) before I even roll out of bed. I wasn't aware that coffee was a no-no and that was always my next step. I agree with you as well with eliminating foods from your diet, I find that if I can't have it at all, I want it even more...Oreo cookies used to be my weakness..eating 3 (a serving) kept me from overeating and craving them to the point that I don't really miss them or look for them much any more. I really appreciate having all the information that you share and the comments from others with Thyroid issues. I'm tired of being tired and cold and these little things you all post helps me 1 step at a time. Thank you all emoticon

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I feel the same

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I am new here. I was diagnosed with a hypothyroid when I seemed to keep gaining and I never seemed to lose.

Thank you for the list, it is so helpful.

I just ordered The Thyroid Diet Revolution by Mary J. Shomon. I am really needing guidance on this subject. My doctor has me take Unithroid but I don't feel it helps much if I'm eating the wrong things. I am with Weight Watchers but I see food choices I shouldn't be eating.
I'm hoping the book and this site will educate me more.

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Are there any fruits that are good for us w underactive thyroids?

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Although not recommended because of the starch content, I eat one banana a day because of the potassium content.

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Can we eat bananas? how often?

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I have activated your link GIJILL:

www.thyroidbook.com/

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I just found this link about eating a gluten free diet and was wondering if anyone has heard anything about this. http://www.thyroidbook.com/

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The medication reacts better on an empty stomach and you make sure that way NOT to have any type of food have a negative effect of the meds.

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why do you have to wait an hour. my bottle just says to take w/a cup of water

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Good to know, I always drank coffee while waiting!
My MIL is a hypo too, for awhile now (10+ yrs) and she only found out about the waiting after taking it when I mentioned it a few months ago. My pill bottle says to wait a minimum of a half hour.
Right now I'm working on my sleeping schedule, trying to get it under some sort of normality and set a time to take my pill each morning.

I'll check out that link now and join too.
Thanks for all the info :)

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I've joined her site months ago. Thanks

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The medication should be taken on an empty stomach. One has to wait a minimum of one hour before eating anything. This includes coffee. Most doctors don't take the time to inform you of what is best for you because they have simply forgotten or they don't know. That is why we Hypothyroids have to stay on top of things and stay informed. We have to do our research and I found that on the Mary Shomon website of which I have included the link to below, is objective and comprehensible for the layman. Therefore, if you have not done so already, I would advise that you join her site:

thyroid.about.com/

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My Dr hasn't told me to avoid any foods. She didn't even tell me not to have calcium for 4-5Hrs after. I've been w/SP for 9 months & lost 5Lbs.
Could you give me some foods that I could have to help me loose weight w/an under active thyroid. I don't have a thyroid. I had the nuclear med pill.
I work out & don't see resolts

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Thank you so much!
I'm working on cutting the diet soda out of my diet. My husband picked up the 1% milk tonight.

As for the medication, mine says to wait at least a half hour before eating.
Sometimes I might have a quick bite as soon as I take my pill. Is this bad? Also, do you take yours the same time everyday? I'm working on taking mine the same time, right now it is ranging from on time to 15-30 minutes "late"

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WALDEN3, soy can counteract your medication. Since I take my medication the very first thing in the morning, if I will eat Soy, it will be at night as it is far away from my medication. I would not go overboard with soy though.

MRSJCHW, you can eat your favorite vegetables but they need to be cooked and in limited quantities. Personally, I would go nuts if I couldn't eat these. As for coffee, I do have my ONE cup a day in the morning (after one hour of having taken my medication) but stay away from all sodas and certainly the diet sodas. These are not good for you. I would rather take a real soft drink instead of taking in the imitation. Drink water or juice instead. As for your milk, go for the 1%. Our bodies do need some amount of fat and with 1%, you still get a low calorie rate anyway.

I hope this helps! emoticon

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I just scanned through the comments.
I have some questions - just so I completely understand.

Is it okay to eat broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts daily? I cook them - I never ate much vegetables before and as I'm experimenting with different things I've discovered that I LOVE cooked broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower.

Also, I noticed this listed under the 200lbs or overweight:
"- Avoid diet sodas, decaf coffee and decaf teas, nutrasweet and sugar-less sweet drinks
- No more than 2 cups of caffeinated coffee or diet soda a day"
I found out this morning that I am actually under the 200 mark now.
I normally drink diet/caffeine free soda and caffeine free coffee and/or tea. Is it okay to still drink this? I drink decaf because the Dr. recommended it since my heart rate increases when I drink too much caffeinated drinks and I hate the feeling it gives me. And I drink diet because I'm a diabetic. I do get the recommended amount of water each day, sometimes more.

I drink 0.5% white milk and sometimes 0.5% chocolate milk - is this okay or should I change it to the 1%?

Just a few questions I have right now :P
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i have recently been interested in losing weight. i am also interested in a vegetarian diet. however occasionally eating chicken is what i like.as for the foods you heard you are not suppose to eat, can be eaten if cooked and not eaten raw. i read this online.i also am on Levothyroxine. it wasn't until recently that i started to lose weight when my doctor put me on medication for my ADHD which suppressed my eating.Just the other night i was online and got a list of foods that were okay to eat being hypothyroid.you might want to google search how to balance metabolism and hormone levels. i am also interested in looking on line on anything that pertains to health.whether it be physical or mental.or food related to the diseases.

my goal is to lose 10% of my weight by October 2012.


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is it that you are not allowed to have any soy or just not with your thyroid medication. i am confused.

my goal is to lose 10% of my weight by October 2012.


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Thank you for all this information MONEYBOO29! The links and tips given will surely help out a lot of our members. emoticon

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I was born without a thyroid and have trouble with a lot of the side effects but mostly, depression, overweight and constipated. I stopped eating all animal sources of food last year and feel alot better but still was having a little trouble. i talked to an herbalist...marysherbs.com... and she told me that due to not having a thyroid I should be supplementing with potassium, magnesium and calcium becuse we lack that process. I atrted using and immediatly, I used the bathroom every and frequent. I am a slacker and stopped for a little minute and went back right to having that issue.she suggested supplementing with 500 of calcium and magnesium working up to 100 if needed and about 120 of potassium. So I went to my local Better Health Store and they a product that had all three and phosphorus. I will use it forever. It is by CountryLife and it is Gluten-free. Take 2 tabs a day to startoff and the bottle holds 180 so it is a 90 day supply for about $15.00. You can go to betterhealthstore.com to order too.
Water needs to be mineralized and this spring water does not have it. So to compensate you can add 1 sprinkle of seltic or himalayan sea salt to 1 liter of water. You can take a free class about how to utilize your frontal cortex of your brain which makes you think clearer. very indepth info at http://bodymindinstitute.com with also classes from David Wolfe and other raw foodist. I have had so much energy since I started eating this way, but it is a process and I have slid back and forth sometimes. When you cook fruit and veggies you burn the enzymes out which we need to have regularity and when I slip back I always feel the negative difference. Cheers to staying on track.
Exercise everyday but make sure you build muscle. I lost a lot of weight last year and had to be rushed to the doctor for a ekg becuse my medicine suddenly got to high. So be careful and listen to your body. Symptoms of to high meds are heart palputations, jittery, shakiness effecting speech.
I ahve alo grown my own whaetgrass and if you do the research everything they say about it is true. I feel so much better when I take atleast two ounces of it a day. Since my last sons birth in 2007 I have been on levothyroxine 2.00 mcg and am now on 1.37 and lost 33 lbs.
Another rwally informative website is rawmomclub.com and/or rawdiva.com. and google David wolfe but don't buy the books off the website becue they are like $6.00 on Amazon.
I feel that adequite water and minerals, daily exercise including weight training, aerobics and yoga while eating as much raw as possible will give even us, optimal energy and health. Have any other questions contact me on here or at yvonne.wilton@yahoo.com. I am trying to help any and everyone that suffers from this condition and will love to here from everyone. I am working on my bachelors of fashion merchandising, have for children and have no thyroid. you can do it!!! We can do it!!! After I graduate in 2013 I will be studying for a bachelors in holistic health becuse I have been going to the doctors for the last 20 years of these same complaints and never got an answer... the first time I contacted a holistic doctor ...they had the answer.... and I want to give poepl that answer also.

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I personally do not avoid any type of food. When I do take Soy it is be at my evening meal which is far away from my medication. The ultimate goal is to limit the amount of Levothyroxine we take every day. There's a lot of controversy with T4 (it has been said that it can affect your bones over long periods of time, etc.) No actual proof has been brought forth, but we should keep it at the back of our minds (there's never a fire without smoke). I eat all vegetables that are available to me but I make sure that they are cooked (steamed, boiled or otherwise). In order to find out more about our condition, I recommend that you join up with the following site. Mary Shomon is also Hypothyroid and is a strong advocate for our condition. It is best to remain informed about Hypothyroidism than relying solely on your doctor.

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I'm new to hypo and just started losing weight and deiting a few weeks with this conditiion, but from everything I have read, here are a few thoughts...

I am trying to stick to a very low fat vegetarian diet. I do allow non fat milk, non fat yougurt and eggs. I limit cheese to a very rare occasional treat. I will eat meat occasionally- for example in the last 8 weeks I had three meals- one with fish , one with shrimp and the other with lamb.

As a result my fiber intake is usually 35-50 grams a day and I eat a lot of the foods that many sites suggest are not for a hypothyroid diet. (sweet potatoes, soy, broccoli, cauliflower, etc).

From what I have read and the advice given to me by my doctor is that these foods/high fiber interfer with the absorbtion of the medications (I take levothyroxine 100 mcg a day), so I should eat them away from the time I take the medicine.

I also read it takes about 4 hours for the medication to be fully absorbed by your system. Thus I try to eat about 1-2 hours after taking the medicine and then increase fiber and have the veggies that tend to interfer later in the day.

If I understand everything correctly, my doctor will adjust my dosage according to my diet, routine, age and weight so I should not avoid these foods because the advantages they give. In other words, the dosage can be adjusted to accomodate these diet choices.

I would appreciate any adive from people with more experience.

I am not only concerned with treating hypothyroidism, but also dealing with other health issues like prevention of heart disease, high blood pressure etc... I know we all have different reactions and experiences with hypo, but how do we balance getting our metabolism and hormone levels balanced with eating healthy for long term and aging.

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I am not following this diet but am endeavoring to stay within my calorie range every day. I do exercise 6 - 7 days a week (usually at a slower pace on one day). All I know is that Mary Shomon has used it and has lost with it.

I have dieted so much in my adult life that I do not care to follow a regulated regime anymore. I found that by exercising more, I am losing weight faster but I am also careful about the type of food that I eat.

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Have anyone tried the diet so far? I have been trying to lose weight forever. I don't eat that many calories maybe at the most 1500. Exercise 3-5 days. So I was thinking about trying this diet and I notice I do eat Bananas at least 5 days a week so I really would like to try this.

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THANK YOU!!

You don't know how much I appreciate that someone else has done this research. I am despairing of getting any medicine for my problem since my HCP seems to think I don't have one. Perhaps just using this diet plan will exacerbate the problem a bit.

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Thanks... I've been doing exercise--- most days I get at least 45 minutes but have been working towards 60 or more minutes. I get discouraged there too because my joints start to ache when I walk longer and I can only get to a pool 3 days a week. Patience is what I need to remember; patience and persistence. Thanks again, YICHE12.

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In order to lose weight, you do need to exercise. What it takes a normal individual to lose weight, we need to double if not triple that effort. It is difficult to lose weight with Hypothyroidism but it's not an impossibility. Keep at it and it will come off. Hugs.

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I have been bouncing around from one "diet" plan to the next (Mary Shomon, Blood Type, The Perfect 10) and can't seem to make any changes in my weight that last for longer than a week. I've noticed that I tend to lose weight just after my period and again during ovulation but put it all back on again the other two weeks of the month despite how I eat or exercise. Anyone else having this trouble? I finally got an appointment to see an Endocronologist but it's not for another two weeks. Help????

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As long as your stomach is empty, that is the main point. However, you should endeavor to keep at the same time every day.

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Hi everyone! Thanks for posting that link to the list of goitrogens. This is kind of a sticky subject for me, since I am a vegetarian with Hashimoto's disease. I've struggled with the limitation of soy products while maintaining my protein intake. I read somewhere that soy protien isolates, GMO-soy products, and soy protein powders are worse than soy products such as non-GMO tofus and edamame. Does anyone know more about this? Also, I've been taking my synthroid at bedtime to avoid all the diet/vitamin interactions. (I can't wait an hour to eat my breakfast in the morning, I don't have the time!) Does it really matter what time I take it?

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MSMARTHALILIAN below, recommends that we all read the following link on goitrogens. Read on:

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I've also heard that peanuts are to be avoided as they are a goitrogen and, as such, can interfere with thyroid function. (Not a huge deal for the general population but definitely a problem for people who already have thyroid problems!)

Other goitrogens that are included on your recommended food list are peaches and strawberries. Personally, I would avoid these foods entirely.

For more information on goitrogens and what to avoid, I'd suggest checking out: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/goitr
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I am so glad I came across this team. I have been struggling with hypothyroidism for over 10 years and of course the weight and inches have been a major issue. With so many "I can't" and "I shouldn'ts" food advises...I became confused and gave up (wrong thing to do). Thank you for the list of food groups that can be beneficial on making my healthy lifestyle change alot more successful.
What is your suggestion as far as taking multi-vitamin supplements and Milk Thistle?

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We do need fiber in our diets but would consume it further away from your medication. Another thing to be careful about is not taking a Calcium tablet close to your medication. It reacts adversely against your meds.

I usually eat whole bread in the morning after having waited at least one hour after the meds I take. Good luck!

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I am new to medication and was recently reading about Synthroid in regards to drug/food interactions and noticed that dietary fiber can inhibit absorption. Does that mean I should have a lower fiber meal for breakfast? Any ideas? I do wait 45-60 minutes before eating in the mornings but I was just wondering if maybe I'm sabotaging myself by eating too healthy for breakfast. Any help is appreciated!

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Thank you so much this is very helpful!!!


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I just found this sight. I've had an under active thyroid for a long time . I'm on 100 MCG of synthroid. I hope this will help me loose the weight I've gained the last 12 years. It's not so much the weight but the inches I've gained . the weight is the same but the sizes go up.

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The egg whites are unlimited because the cholesterol is in the yolks. Go ahead and eat up!

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Thank you so much this will really help me a lot! I do have a question though about the protein, it says 2 egg whites is one serving of protein then it says unlimited per week, does this mean i can have unlimited egg whites per week? or just i can have them for every recommended protein part of the day. I really like egg whites. I always throw the yolk away cause my dog won't eat them... i don't blame her. I'm easily confused! so sorry! blame it on my thryroid, it made my head foggy :D was just diagnosed 2 weeks ago so trying get off on the right foot! Thanks !

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Lise: thanx so much for posting the menu and diet. This may be the answer I have been looking for.

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Hello there DGRAZIA! I am very curious about your 27 Day Diet. I did insert the diet below but I personally hate to eliminate any type of food from my diet. Being that the banana is high in potassium and that I usually eat way below my allotted amount, I do not like to completely take it out of my regime. If one can find a substitute, then fine but it's hard for me because I do live in West Africa and not all types of food is available to me. Hugs.

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Hi, so glad I found this group. Thanks for posting the diet. I have been off bananas on a diet called 17 Day diet. It is similar to this diet, but after so many weeks, they bring back certain foods. Bananas are off till last stage, but having read this diet, I think I will avoid them now completely. I am off bread and all starches, aside from small amounts allowed on the second stage of my diet plan. So on these days, I have organic brown rice, or half a sweet potato. No sugar at all, although I admit some times it is difficult. I use Trivia or Stevia. I have gone from 192 to 180 this am. I just thought loosing was no longer possible, but it is. The best part of it is seeing my BP down so low now. Diana

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Thank you so much! I am new to Spark and have been struggling with Hypothyroidism for six years. I went from 114 lbs in 2006 to 176 lbs for the last three years. I don't seem to gain anymore, but I don't lose either. Plus I am so tired, exercise seems almost impossible. I will for sure try the diet. Thank you again!

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Lise, Thanks for the information on the book. I'm going to have to get it. Don't waste money on Jillian Michaels' book. I got it for $2.99 at a used bookstore & paid too much for it - lol!

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BLUE-MEANIE - The guidelines did come from Mary Shomon's book. I cannot compare to the other two diets you mentioned because I have no idea of what they consist of.

DEC24PAOB - Where did you see that eating peanuts is not good. As long as you eat them unsalted and on a limited basis, they do fill you up with good carbs. If you have any reference do let me have it so I can research this.

LTFROMBC - Regarding your question about no bananas being allowed on the diet, I do believe that it must be due to the high content of starch in the banana.

On another thread I have included more menus for the week.

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Thank you so much for sharing this. I have been struggling since I was diagnosed nearly 2 years ago but my doctor didn't seem to think there were any diet guidelines other than to eat less and exercise more! I was so glad to see the specifics that I need to do!



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Question - Why no bananas? I probably read it but have information overload from the last couple of day.
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Hi, My name is Peggy, I've been an absentee member for a couple of years, when I had my entire thyroid removed. My question is "what's the deal on peanuts?" Have not heard of not having them until today,.

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Lise, is this from Mary's book? It's the first time I've seen a specific diet geared to hypos. Interesting, it looks a lot like the American Diabetes Association diet, and the old, old, Weight Watchers Exchange program from the 1980s.

WW said, if I remember correctly, 5-6 servings of protein (1 ounce each), 3 servings vegetables (1/2 cup each), 2 servings fruit (1/2 cup each), 2-3 servings nonfat/lowfat dairy (1 cup each), 2 servings starch/bread, 2 tsp good fat (canola, olive oil).

Ironically, I had the most success on that version of Weight Watchers than any version since then.

I'm over 50 have mild osteopenia, so I try to get in 3 servings of dairy (8 ounces each), usually 1% milk and/or fat-free Greek yogurt (more protein).

I don't eat nutrition bars because most of the protein comes from soy, and a lot of them have artificial sweeteners.

This is something I can live with.

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Please find below the Thyroid Diet Guide by Mary Shomon. As we go along, I will be adding more comments.

The Thyroid Diet guideline

For those who are under 200 pounds and overweight, daily dietary guidelines:
- 2 servings of protein
- 3 servings of vegetable
- 3 servings of fruit
- 2 servings of starch
- 1 serving of GOOD fat
- 1 serving of low-fat dairy (low-fat is preferable to fat-free dairy. Fat-free has high sodium, and doesn’t include the good fat that can help you lose weight).
- 1 to 2 low-fat, low-carb, high-protein nutritional bars or shakes
- 64+ ounces of liquids
- Small serving of salt, ideally, sea salt or light salt like Morton’s Lite

For those who are over 200 pounds and overweight
- 3 servings of protein
- 4 servings of vegetable
- 4 servings of fruit
- 3 servings of starch
- 2 servings GOOD fat
- 1 serving of low-fat dairy (don’t use fat-free dairy)
- 1 to 2 low-fat, low-carb, high-protein nutritional bars
- 64+ ounces of liquids
- Small serving of salt, ideally, sea salt or light salt like Morton’s Lite
A Serving of Dairy
(do not use fat-free dairy)
4 ounces of 1% or 2% milk, or 6 ounces of un-sugared low-fat yogurt or 1 ounce of reduced fat cheese.
Liquids
- At minimum, 8 8-ounces glasses of water, seltzer, or non-caffeinated herbal tea, even more if you’re more overweight.
- Avoid diet sodas, decaf coffee and decaf teas, nutrasweet and sugar-less sweet drinks
- No more than 2 cups of caffeinated coffee or diet soda a day.

Fruits:
(No bananas)
Peach, 1 small
Apple, 1 small
Plum, 1 medium
Nectarine, 1 medium
Cherries, 10
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc., ¾ cup
Grapefruit, ½ medium
Orange, 1 small or ½ large
Tangerines, 1 small
Lemon, 1 small
Lime, 1 small
Grapes, 10
Honeydew, ½ cup
Cantaloupe, 1/8 of a large
Watermelon, 1 cup
Papaya, ½ cup

Fats, One Serving:
1 pat of butter
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of safflower, sunflower oil
1 tablespoon of low fat mayonnaise

Protein, One Serving:
Egg whites, 2, unlimited per week
Eggbeaters, ½ cup, unlimited per week
Whole eggs, 2 large, no more than 3 times per week
Veal, 4 ounces, unlimited per week
Chicken breast, 6 ounces, unlimited per week
Turkey breast, 5 ounces, unlimited per week
Liver, 4 ounces, unlimited per week
Bass, Halibut, Perch, Fresh Tuna, Lobster, Shrimp, Sole, Whitefish, Snapper, Grouper, Yellow Tail, Bluefish, 5 ounces, unlimited times per week
Beef (lower-fat cuts, i.e. steaks, top round) 3 and ½ ounces, no more than twice a week, never two days in a row.
Canned, low-sodium tuna, 4 ounces, no more than once a week.
Salmon, swordfish, crab, scallops, 5 ounces, no more than once a week.
Pork, 4 ounces, no more than 1 time a week.

Vegetables, One Serving:
No carrots or corn, or starchy and root vegetables.
½ cup of cooked, or 1 cup of raw vegetables, almost any green vegetable is acceptable (ex. Tomato, 1 small, Cucumber, ½ large).

Note: If you still have a thyroid, watch your intake of raw broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and other goitrogenic vegetables. If you want to eat these veggies, you probably want to cook them. Overconsumption of these vegetables raw can have an antithyroid effect and exacerbate hypothyroidism.

Starches, One Serving:
Diet bread (Pepperidge Farm Lite Bread, 40 calories a slice), 1 slice, unlimited times per week.
Melba toast, unseasoned, 2 slices, unlimited times per week.
Diet Breadsticks, 1, unlimited times per week
Akmak Cracker, ½, unlimited times per week
Rice cake, unsalted, 1, unlimited times per week.
Kavli Bread, 1 wafer, unlimited times per week.
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, ½ small baked, no more than 3 times per week, and not with beef or other limited starches.
Brown rice, ½ cup, no more than 3 times per week, and not with beef or other limited starch.
Corn tortillas, ½ small, no more than 3 times per week, and not with beef or other limited starch.
No sugar added cereals (sugar cannot be listed among first five ingredients) ½ cup, no more than 3 times per week, and not with beef or other limited starch.
Plain cooked oatmeal, ½ cup, no more than 3 times per week, and not with beef or other limited starches.
½ small bagel, once a week maximum, and not with beef or other limited starch.
Corn, peas, pasta, white rice, ½ cup, once a week maximum, and not with beef or other limited starches.
Matzo, ½, once a week maximum, and not with beef or other limited starches.
Fat/Sugar-free ice cream, ½ cup, once a week maximum. And not with beef or other limited starch.
Fat, sugar-free frozen yogurt, ½ cup, once a week maximum, and not with beef or other limited starch.

Sample of a Typical Day -
Breakfast: 2 servings of fruit, ½ serving of protein, 1 serving of dairy:
¼ cantaloupe, 1 egg, scrambled in microwave with no butter, decaf “latte”, with ¼ cup 1% milk.
Lunch: ½ serving protein, 1 serving starch, 1 serving vegetable, 1 fruit:
Open-faced turkey sandwich: 2 slices low-fat turkey, slice of diet bread, sliced tomato, plus grapes.
Afternoon: Protein bar or shake
Dinner: 1 serving protein, 2 servings vegetables, 1 serving starch:
Chicken breast, baked dry, spinach salad, low-fat dressing, 1 tablespoon. Portobello mushrooms sautéed in olive oil, melba toasts
After dinner: Protein bar or shake

Another typical day
Breakfast: 2 servings fruit, dairy:
Bowl of blueberries and strawberries, with plain yogurt.
Lunch: 1 protein, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit:
Lean cisine Chicken Enchilada dinner, salad with low-fat dressing, small orange.
Afternoon: Protein bar or shake
Dinner: 1 serving protein, 2 servings vegetables, 1 serving starch:
Sauteed shrimp with garlic, fresh green beans, cucumber/tomato salad with balsamic vinegar, ½ baked potato.
After dinner: Protein bar or shake.


Edited by: YICHE12 at: 3/21/2011 (19:00)
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