I have been on levothyroxine for about 9 or 10 years and despite trying every diet going, have found it a struggle to lose weight, typically losing and gaining the same poundage, going off the diet and piling on a stone.
In desperation I tried low carb high fat with some success - down since march from a size 20-22 to 18 and visibly looking slimmer. I started lchf and then in March went onto ketogenic diet, not tracking macros. I had my macros tailored by another more experienced and well studied keto-er so that i take on less fat, only for sateity, adequate protein as a goal and carbs restricted to less than 20g per day and a calorie deficit of 1300 calories per day. I find that I reach the carbs too easy, reaching the protein and fat not so easy and today only managed to eat around 800 calories.
Is anyone else on levo and struggling like me and also doing keto ? I have been feeling really good on this way of eating and not hungry like on other diets and lots of energy too.
I am suffering extremely low mood, brain fog and lethargy which i feel is due to levo not working properly. GP not bothered to check my bloods in probably like a year ! I have to go hassling for a blood test and i really cba. Had endless arguments with nhs endo and walked out as she would not hear of NDT and instead wrote to my GP and made a big issue out of me being "non" compliant with taking levo. Yes, I have stopped taking it on occasions; longest for a month to lose some weight but had to start it again as heart rate went too low, was probs on way to killing myself i spose.
I don't need or want a lecture about eating a balanced diet; I am insulin resistant for real and have such problems with carbs and gluten and keep to green veg and the only fruit i eat in moderation are berries. Nhs diets have failed for me as there is too much gluten and carbs. I am only interested in keto continuing and advice on where i can get NDT please