I eat healthy foods. I rarely eat processed foods. Like, RARELY. I take supplements. I work out and I walk daily. I recently did an experiment where I cut calories to see if this whole thyroid overweight thing was just in my head. I managed to lose about 8lbs, then I began to get very constantly hungry and had to eat a bit more to stay motivated. Over the last couple of months those 8lbs have come and gone with monotonous irregularity as I put in the effort and then got tired. Not once have I deviated from my rule of no processed food for at least 80% of the time, and I am very very diligent about measuring ingredients. It has got more and more difficult to keep the 8lbs off. In fact, this past week I tried even harder and I have literally watched myself gain another 5lbs. This does not make sense!! To be clear, I am not at all underweight, lol - at 11 stone and 5'1". I am scared that if I increase my calories again (which I will have to, unless I want to become malnourished) that I will end up heavier than ever! I know this is a relatively trivial aspect of this whole thing but I have a history and it is very depressing and confidence busting. Is this all down to my thyroid or am I just making it worse? I really want to just stop this rollercoaster of weight struggles, heavens. At least I am seeing the Endo on the 23rd - it can't get here soon enough!!
Apologies for the monologue, just hope that someone will read this and know they are not alone if they are struggling too.
All the best, superparrot