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HAWKTHREE SparkPoints: (67,622)
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5/16/14 11:29 A

I don't have personal experience but I had a friend on lithium just kind of follow a common sense, reduce the calories, up the exercise. Nothing insane, just kind of started tracking food, choosing more nutritious items, and began with low movement exercises.

There is a thryoid team on Sparkpeople who may have more insight.

TRVLTA00 Posts: 1,012
5/16/14 12:42 A

I don't have personal experience, but I've known people who have. There's no specific type of diet or exercise - it's just finding a routine and plan that works for you and sticking with it. You do have to work a bit harder than the average person because of the medication, but it can still be done with support and perseverance!! Good luck!

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5/15/14 10:27 P

is it really possible to lose weight on lithium? what kind of diet do you do with lithium. what kind of exercises. anybody out there know what to do and do you have any experiences. i have gained over 100 pounds on lithium. is the weight gain hypothyroidism, increased appetite or fluid retention. i have read books on the topic but these are only doctors. i want somebody with real experience on what they did to lose the pounds. please give me your most informative answers. your responses are greatly appreciated.

im on 1200mg lithium and i weigh 326 pounds. thanks.

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