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Trying to lose weight and no joy


Hi I am new to this site and I am look for some advice. I work out every day I go swimming twice a week and I ride my exercise bike I also do butt life exercises. I eat 1320 calories a day and I am not loosing weight. Its really getting me down. O and I also have an underactive thyroid that doesn't help

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Are you eating enough? There have been posts on here that say if you reduce calories too much your body wants to hang onto fat as it thinks its being starved.

Have you worked out your calorie intake from this site?

Worth a try. Good luck


It doesn't matter how active you are if you continue to take in too much food that raises your insulin levels, you will find it difficult to utilise body-fat for fuel.

What exactly did you eat for the last couple of days?

Have you checked in with your doctor? With the thyroid it may be worth getting extra advice. How did you calculate the number of calories you should eat? I used myfitnesspal.

To me, that sounds like too few calories, but that does depend on your current weight. I am 114kg, so I can eat more at the moment. As I reduce, so will the calorie allowance! Just check your portion sizes so you know the calorie count is accurate. Hope you find an answer!

It's not just about the calories, the kind of food you eat is important. Try to avoid processed carbs and food with added sugar, like breakfast cereals, and check 'low fat' food for added sugar.

Getting some advice from your doctor could be a good idea, as Pklme has suggested.

Good luck.

Hey I use my fitnesspal to. I went to my doctor and she told me how any cals to eat and said if I don't lose weight to take it down again as long as I don't go down to 1100 ad that will be to low. I had a test for my thyroid and the results came back ok so she will not put my meds up even thou I feel worse with the meds I'm on now and better on a higher dose. My doctor wont help me. I have cut down on carbs cos they bloat me out and I have an intolerance. I eat lots of veg and low calorie healthy home made meals I also eat a super free food with every thing I eat. Either fruit veg or mainly salad. That's why its so frustrating that im not losing the weight. My partner knows about healthy meals balanced diet and working out so I ask him he said it should work. Thank you for your advice.


I know how you feel but don't give up. Have you tried getting your thyroid levels checked by your doc. Mine has told me that although an underactive thyroid can make it more difficult to lose weight it should not make it impossible and I have lost a stone in the past, even though I have put it back on now. Maybe you could try cutting down on carbs for a bit and maybe reducing your calories to 1200. That is what I am aiming for. Please don't give up, I'm sure you will make it if you keep going and you must be looking better with all that exercise whatever the scales say. Good luck


Thank you. Yea I checked my levels and doctor said they were fine. I'm trying not to eat bread pasta cereal and things like that because the doctor told me I have an intolerace to it . Yea it is hard lol. Do you have an underactive thyroid to

Yes, I've had an underactive thyroid for about 10 years now. You certainly seem to be doing all the right things, but have you tried having oat based cereals like porridge for breakfast, I find it really fills me up and I make it with water and just a splash of milk at the end so it saves on calories for later in the day.

Keep up the good work


Thats what I do lol only in winter thou

I find it really hard with an underactive thyroid. I have had an under active thyroid since I was 18 im now 28 and I still find it really hard. I have two children and I find it harder since iv had them with my weight and all the symptoms you get. Even though the doctors say my levels are normal

Penel in reply to tashaloucook

You say your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance. Have you been diagnosed with coeliac disease? There is a blood test and a biopsy usually to confirm this. You will need to avoid all gluten for the sake of your health.

If it's non coeliac gluten sensitivity you will also need to avoid gluten.

Perhaps have a look at Gluten Free Guerillas on HU.

tashaloucook in reply to Penel

Thank you. No had no tests I told them my symptoms and thats what they told me. My son has a dairy allergy and when I went to his dietitian lady she gave me advice about what to eat. I some times relapse because im so used to eating these things.

Penel in reply to tashaloucook

Could you ask your doctor about coeliac disease perhaps? It's more than an intolerance, it's an autoimmune disorder, which would make sense as you already have another autoimmune problem. It's vital that you avoid all gluten, because of the damage it can do to your body (anemia, osteoporosis). Gluten damage to the gut can stop you absorbing nutrients from your food.

If you are in the UK, you would be eligible for follow up testing, like Dexa scans, and food on prescription (although I wouldn't recommend any supermarket ready made gluten free food, it certainly won't help you lose weight!)

Have a look at Coeliac UK site

I joined FAB through NHS which run Weight Management Course. With that I learnt how to read the traffic labels, portion eating and alternate healthy eating. I too use fitness pal to count my calorie intake 1200 per day. I have learnt through all this being conscious of what I eat and how much. Drink lots of water. Do Detoxing too. But due to health reasons I would first go to Doctors for further advice and ask if you should join FAB or any NHS Schemes. Hope this helps.

tashaloucook in reply to sheli

Thank you I drink lots of water because I become dehydrated easily. I have about 3 or 4 letres a day. How do I find out about fab. I weigh all my food out so I no exactly what im eating

Hope this helps.

Hi I too have an under active thyroid and am also oestrogen deficient, I am having trouble losing weight, are the 2 complaints contributing to my lack of weight loss?

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