Hypothyroidism & caffeine
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism more than 5 years ago and have been on medication for it since. When I was first diagnosed, my doctor told me that I should stop gaining the weight once the meds kick in, but I'll probably never lose the weight... and I believed him & didn't try.
March 2008: I finally had enough & joined a gym. I joined SparkPeople January 2009. I lost 22lbs by July 2009. This is one of the articles that helped me:
I have now gained back 13 of those pounds. I thought my thyroid meds needed an adjustment, so I had my blood drawn yesterday, but it was normal. SO, I reread the Spark article above.
I think my problem gaining the weight back is because I forgot that I shouldn't drink caffeine. I remembered that I shouldn't drink Mountain Dew (duh!), but I recently read an article in either Prevention or Women's Health that said coffee was actually good for you because the caffeine boosts your metabolism. I bought an iced tea maker & have been drinking iced tea for the last month. I'm going to either stop drinking iced tea now & make decaffeinated & see if I can lose the weight AGAIN.
Wish me luck!