Hello Everyone, wondered if anyone could shed any light on this.
I'm currently taking 75mg levo and have been hypo since around 2011. I still have symptoms of fatigue, freezing cold feet and hair loss although since doing more research I'm taking supplements which I think are helping.
My question is more related to diet and exercise though. Since Oct 2014 I've been working out twice a week, cardio and weights and follow a gluten free and low carbohydrate diet. I had a body composition scan done when I first started the gym and a repeat one recently.
The results were quite surprising, in 6 months of weight bearing exercise and fairly strict diet I had stayed exactly the same weight (understandable with hypo) but had actually lost muscle mass - about 3kg. I suppose the reason why I was so surprised was because I felt and looked a lot more toned.
I did a fair bit of reading after my second scan and realised the low carbing really wasn't helping me so have upped my carbs a fair bit whilst still following a wheat free diet.
Does anyone else have any experience of this? Is hypothyroidism renowned for decreasing muscle mass? I'm generally quite confused about what to eat anymore. Low carb certainty helped my IBS but the crushing tiredness wasn't a welcome side effect.