Hi! I’m Jan, 53 years old, self-employed, about 2 stone overweight, hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis which is a version of hypothyroidism that means the antibodies attack and kill the thyroid, and there is usually some sort of inflammation involved) with a roller coasting weight gain/loss as a result. Suffer IBS and acid reflux as a result too, so finding foods I can eat (tolerate) is very hard. Tried cutting down on gluten and going lactose free (ish) but really struggle with those and don’t seem to feel that much better, digestion wise, tho I know I should persevere I end up feeling as though I’m starving myself lol. Going to tackle the 5:2 Fast Diet but not sure it will work for me and I'll admit I’m horrendously negative about diets as have tried so many different times and plans, none of which worked due to the hypothyroid slow metabolism. Downloaded a load of Fast recipe/meal books so am hoping that they will give me some inspiration as I will have to personalise those to ensure there’s not too many grains, carbs and fats involved (thyroid’s worse enemies when it’s not working properly)
I’m kinda getting desperate now as a month ago I was 3/4 stone lighter than I am now and a few days ago I was 4lbs heavier. So certain types of food are very important part of getting healthy as regards the thyroid, and I have promised myself I will start jogging this year (tho I have osteoarthritis in my right big toes and when that flares up limpy is what I become), as cardio is important to the thyroid too.
So even if I can get back to 11 1/2 stone (12st 2lbs right now) I'll be happy as I've been there quite recently