I had my thyroid removed in 2007 after a history of Graves Disease, and since then have been taking 175mcg of thyroxine daily. My weight has steadily crept up over the years, in part because I will admit that I do like my food, but also, I find it very hard to lose weight, even when I try.
Someone was telling me about the benefits of intermittent fasting, where you only eat two meals a day, within an 8 hour window. The other 16 hours a day you fast (fluids only). There is a huge amount about it in the press at the moment too. It seems like something I could do and would be interested in.
However I was reading about it on one website where it was stated that this form of eating is not recommended for people with a history of thyroid problems. Has anyone here tried this type of diet, or is there any advice as to why I shouldn't do it with my existing thyroid issues?
Any advice much appreciated!