This Article is About
optimum level
losing weight
blood pressure
weight loss plan
weight loss programs
Losing Weight With Hypothyroidism Part 1
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Anyone who has been diagnosed withhypothyroidism knows that losing weight can be a struggle. Maybe you are like me and have tried many of the big name weight loss programs without the success that you would have liked to have had and weren't sure why. Well, I am here to tell you that losing weight with hypothyroidism is entirely possibleif first get your thyroid levels wherethey need tobe to get your metabolism working at its optimum level.

Optimum metabolism is the key to any successful weight loss plan. It is how your body uses the calories that are taken in as well as those that are stored. Chances are that any previous weight loss attempts that you have tried were a failure mainly due to a low metabolism. If you can get your metabolism working at its best and do this all day long, then you will see the results that you are looking for with your weight loss.

But before you do canconsider anythingelse,though, you need tocontact your physician and get your thyroid levels rechecked. Your thyroid needs to be at the proper dosageto achieve youroptimum metabolism. If you don't have these levels correct, you will forever struggle with your weight.

Many patients are unaware of this, butthe guidelines for thyroid levels have changed and have become more narrow. So, if you were considered borderline on your dosage in the past, you may require more medication. If your levels are still within therangewith the new guidelinesafter being retested, discuss with your doctor how you are feeling and that you are interested in losing weight. They may be willing to adjust your dosages if you are able to explain what your are doing and how you are feeling. If you have been feeling lethargic or tired, have had issues with constipation, have had changes in your menstrual cycle, feel weak or cold, or have had changes in your blood pressure, you and your physician may decide that you need more medication regardless of the test results.

If losing weight with hypothyroidism is your goal, then you must also make sure that you are taking your replacement thyroid medication properly. I personally take synthetic thyroid medication. I was having a variety of health problems that the physician couldn't understand. It turns out that I was taking the medication incorrectly. You are supposed totake your medication2 hours after eating/drinking and 1 hour before eating/drinking. AND you cannot use any product containing calcium in this time frame. Calcium attaches to the medication and your body does not absorb any of it. If you have been taking your medication incorrectly, as I was, you will notice an immediate difference in how you feel and in your energy level.

Losing weight with hypothyroidism is not impossible. Make sure that you take the necessary steps to be sure that your thyroid levels are where they should be before beginning any weight loss program.

Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
How Can I Lose Weight With Hypothyroidism?
Weight Loss and Hypothyroidism If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid to give it its alternative name, then you will know that it goes hand in hand with putting on weight – sometimes LOTS of weight, when you haven’t been eating any differently from normal. Unexplained…
By: Helen Raymond in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Jun 05, 2012  
  Likes: 2

How To Treat And Cure Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism. What are the primary symptoms? How is it diagnosed and assessed by clinical psychologists? What are the physiological causes? What are the best treatments? Are there any particular beneficial nutritious diets? Are there any elimination diets? Over recent years hypothyroidism has emerged as one of the most misdiagnosed and…
By: John Steven Horvath in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Feb 11, 2013  
  Likes: 0

Losing Weight With Hypothyroidism Part 2
Losing weight with hypothyroidism can be challenging, but it doesn't need to be. If you had the chance to read Part 1 of this series, you learned that the key to losing weight is to get your metabolism working at its optimum level. Hopefully, you have contacted your physician and…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Nov 10, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Can I Lose Weight With Hypothyroidism?
"Can I lose weight with hypothyroidism?" Of course you can. I know that historically people with thyroid disorders have more difficulty losing weight, but you can lose it. I have had a thyroid disorder for the past 25 years, so I know the struggles. What I have learned, though, is…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Oct 27, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Acne Treatment - Easy Steps Before You Spend A Cent at the Chemist!
Having spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on acne treatments over nearly a decade, I’ve found that sometimes the best way forward involves going back to basics. With all of the millions spent on advertising these ‘big name’ pimple fighting products each year, it can sometimes get lost on us…
By: Adam C in  Health and Fitness  >  Acne   Jul 08, 2013  
  Likes: 0

Thyroid Imbalances
Hormones are secreted directly into the blood stream. They are responsible for carrying chemical messages to body organs for them to perform their functions well. There are many different types of hormones secreted by various glands, such as pineal, pituitary and thyroid glands. Thyroid gland is the master gland of…
By: Shawn Deny in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Apr 08, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Lupus And Its Associated Conditions
Many Lupus Symptoms In Women Sufferers, will most likely have more than one autoimmune condition. Living with Lupus can be hard enough without adding any more autoimmune conditions. This can be very difficult to handle more than one condition especially when you are not feeling very well. Many autoimmune conditions…
By: Beth Walker in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Jun 06, 2013  
  Likes: 1

Chronic Exhaustion? You May Have An Underactive Thyroid Gland
Millions of people around the world suffer from hypothyroidism (better known as an underactive thyroid gland). Many people are totally unaware of their condition as the main symptom can be a general feeling of mental and physical tiredness that they attribute to their stressful or hectic lifestyles. How do I…
By: Helen Raymond in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Jun 05, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Causes Of Hypothyroidism
Are you tired of those usual housekeeping routines? Do you still feel no energy after getting up in the morning and feel you should remain asleep for some more time? Do you always feel cold and should dress up in layers before going out? Are you irritated by that always…
By: Priti2 in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Feb 28, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism
Let us first define what is thyroid, the root word of hypothyroidism. Thyroid is one of the biggest endocrine glands in our body. It is found in the neck. It controls how fast our body uses energy, produces proteins, and how sensitive our body should be to other hormones. The…
By: M. Dulay in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Apr 22, 2011  
  Likes: 3

How Can I Lose Weight With A Thyroid Problem
If you are asking the question "how can I lose weight with a thyroid problem?"I might be able to help. Why? Because I have had an underactive thyroid for the past 25 years and I used to have problems with my weight. Idid what you very well maybe doing right…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Oct 27, 2011  
  Likes: 0

How To Lose Weight With Thyroid Disease
Are you frustrated with your weight? Have you tried every diet out there with no lasting affects? Do you blame your weight problems on your thyroid disease? Over the past 25 years, I have been dealing with these very issues myself. I am here to tell you how to lose…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Oct 25, 2011  
  Likes: 3

Signs And Symptoms Of Thyroid Disease
The signs and symptoms of thyroid disease can be hidden due to the numerous effects that thyroid disease can have on the body. Figuring out and resolving the thyroid symptoms can not only bring quality of life but a sense of well being. Some of the common signs and symptoms…
By: Jennifer19 in  Health and Fitness  >  Thyroid   Feb 13, 2013  
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1648    Report this Article