Hey there. This is my little list:
----- cholesterol - lipid imbalance is a big problem for chronic hypos and we produce something, or at least this is my understanding a little out of the ordinary to help develop this lipid imbalance as it's also connected to the lymph system and we add in to our livers some nasty stuff. All a bit complex for my gooey brain but that's the gist - crappy connections creating some toxicity. The ways around this - hammer down your cholesterol count - I HATE statins so I'm using high niacin and omegas to try and help reduce the count. Also I'm using brushing to help clear the lymph system and coffee enemas to help flush toxins out of my liver (which is where the emptying lymph puts them). Odd as ti sounds this seems to be helping. I've noticed a reduction in tummy fat.
------ reverse T3 definitely a big issue, I noticed a big difference after I was slightly overtreated on T3. This apparently can correct RT3 imbalance. Don't know if this is true but I've noticed a difference so perhaps it is.
------ insulin resistance but if you're exercising this should be fine -- you may find a brisk 30 min walk once a day better than a long one once a week. My understanding is that a daily walk is the only way to tackle insulin resistance
------ carbs and starches. If you have any processed foods in your diet. Cut them out. If you eat ANY refined carbs cut them out. If you eat any pastas cut them out. You should eat only a tiny amount of rice - make it black rice to bump up nutrients. I also use cous cous, gluten free oats or quinoa which seem less problematic. Cut down on any starch foods and this includes any form of gluten free flours which are heavy in rice and potatoes. I found the WW diet heavy in the no-go foods for severe hypos as is Slimming World. You're already free from Gluten which would be another thing as well.
In my experience you have to keep your proteins, soluble fibers and complex carbs high.
My diet has a new lease of life now I've discovered the local market stalls for fruit and veg and my local chinatown chinese supermarket. At the moment I'm experimenting with Teatree mushrooms - a super food of nutrients and cheap as well
Does it work? Well I've lost nearly 3 stone and when I don't have either T3 or this diet plan I put it back on. In the last 2 weeks I've put on a stone from eating 4 slices of bread a day for a Celiac test. Which came back negative anyway grrr. It took me a year to lose that stone and two weeks on a small amount of carbs to put it on. Says it all in my book.