I have really been struggling with piling on the weight since I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism four years ago. At the time my doctors said that as soon as I took the right meds the weight would drop off - however I have put on a stone a year and am now 5 stone overweight. I am also a type 1 diabetic on a pump. My problem is that pre thyroid problems if I put on a bit of weight I would juice or diet for a bit and lose the lbs fairly quickly. Now despite the doctors telling me my meds are at the correct level I find it almost impossible to lose weight. My doctors have told me 'it is normal to put on a bit of weight as we get older' and that people in 3rd world countries do not put on weight! Not only is this offensive but it seems they do not believe me.
That is the negative side - the positive side is that in my first week I have lost 2lb! However, I have been here before with juicing, slimming world etc - I lose the first couple of weeks and then either stay the same or put weight on. How do I maintain the weight loss? Is there anything different I should do because of the hypothyroidism?
I am a vegetarian, 57 year old female. Try to do at least 20 mins walking a day and go ballroom dancing at least once a week.
Any help would be appreciated. xx