I want to share with you my recent success of losing weight with Hypothyroidism.
I have been trying for quite some time to lose weight, to no avail. Desperate, I thought I would have to just put up with it being a side effect of being hypo and suck the slow metabolism (bitter) sweet pill hoping that when my TSH came back into normal ranges my metabolism would speed up; this left me feeling quite helpless. I ate well, found energy from somewhere to jog; God only knows how I mustered the energy up, I don't know!
I decided to end the jogging, muscles are far too fatigued!
I have come across Zoe Harcombe, a Phd Obesity researcher; she has a website and you can find her on you tube.
She explains in her book that our bodies process Fats and Carbs differently; for example if you have a healthy salad, new potatoes and steak, our bodies will always turn to the carb (Potatoes) first and store the fat (Meat), then later you have a 'healthy' sandwich of brown wholemeal bread, butter, ham and salad, the bread (carb) will be used for energy and the butter, ham will be stored as fat in the body. The next morning you have porridge with milk and honey, the porridge and honey (Both Carbs and sugars from the milk) will be used for energy before any steak, ham, butter is touched and thus stored in the body as fat!!!
This makes so much sense, nearly every meal combines foods; FATS and CARBS!
There is carbs in fruits and veggies too, so the sugars that are ingested from the salads / fruits etc will also be used for energy first before getting to any Fat stores for energy......if that is ever possible because of the large intake of carbs we have in our everyday diets.
There are three phases to the eating plan, phase one is just five days long, it was initially designed to deal with Candida, Food Intolerances and Hypoglycaemia, however, the outcome was large weight loss.
In five days I lost 6 pounds!! and into my third week have lost 13 pounds! I really can't believe it! My weight was increasing every weigh in. I was always a natural weight of 9st 2lb, I went up to 11st 8lb! Now 13lbs lighter, I feel back in control.
My stomach had been bloated for over a year, everything I ate (even porridge or drinking water) would irritate my stomach and make me look pregnant and in pain!
I am really chuffed, I hope that if you find Zoe Harcombe's work you are able to take from her knowledge what I have done.