18 Reasons to sort out and Eat Well That Aren t About Slimming Down

 

My Struggle w/ Hypothyroidism | Weight Loss, Symptoms, How I Live w/ it

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And while a healthy weight is a good goal, when it comes to eating right and exercising, it shouldn’t be the sole focus. In fact, when you tally all the reasons to eat well and exercise, we’re not even sure it should make the top 10. Face it: The number on the scale is not a reliable indicator of overall health. 45 Convincing Reasons to Exercise and Eat Right That Aren’t Weight Loss.

18(1): 14–19. can really take the fun out of a workout, but there’s a good reason to lace up your gym shoes. Here are five common reasons you’re not losing weight, despite eating right and exercising all the time. You’re super stressed. When you’re anxious or overwhelmed, it’s easy to put your workout on the backburner in favor of delicious carbs or a glass of wine.

Emotional eating isn’t in your head, either. 45 Convincing Reasons to Exercise and Eat Right That Aren’t Weight Loss. If the latest infomercials and magazine covers are any indication, it seems like weight loss is on everyone’s minds these days. And while a healthy weight is a good goal, when it comes to eating right and exercising, it shouldn’t be the sole focus. 18 Reasons Why Your Aren’t Losing Weight. but if you eat too much, you aren’t going to see any change in your weight.

Eating right by the fridge or at the counter next to it can easily lead to mindless eating. This is more of a psychological issue that people face. Most don’t even realize what is going on.

Evaluating your diet and looking for opportunities for improvement also promote weight loss. Talk with your doctor to rule out medical reasons you might have difficulty losing weight. Increase Workout Intensity.

If you aren’t losing weight, examine your workout intensity. Moderate levels of activity burn fewer calories than vigorous activities. Sometimes losing weight can seem impossible. You may be watching your calories and carbs, eating enough protein, exercising regularly and doing all of the other things known to support weight loss. 8 Reasons You’re Losing Weight for Seemingly No Reason, According to Doctors All of this can lead to older adults eating less, losing weight, and.

(Just don’t bang out a HITT routine right before bed, Dr. Goolsby warns, because that might actually keep you up.) Collect some data: Use a sleep tracker device for a few weeks. Sometimes losing weight isn’t as easy as so many fitness gurus make it seem.

Sure, you drop those extra pounds really fast when you first start working out, but then you hit this impenetrable wall of weight that doesn’t want to budge and you aren’t sure why losing weight has suddenly become impossible. 18 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight.

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These are all perfectly valid reasons to get fit—looking great, feeling great, having high energy levels, being more resistant to sickness and disease, living longer, and so forth—but it’s important that you isolate and articulate your reasons.

“Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body” by Michael Matthews
from Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
by Michael Matthews
Waterbury Publishers, Incorporated, 2019

This advice was interwoven with Winfrey’s narrative of her lifelong struggle with weight loss.

“The Oprah Phenomenon” by Jennifer Harris, Elwood Watson
from The Oprah Phenomenon
by Jennifer Harris, Elwood Watson
University Press of Kentucky, 2007

Let me list out a few critical reasons why you should exercise: Weight Loss: Most people’s primary motivation to exercise is to lose weight.

“The Lazy Girl's Guide to Being Fit” by Namrata Purohit
from The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Being Fit
by Namrata Purohit
Random House Publishers India Pvt. Limited, 2015

Choices Reasons to lose weight (pros): Reasons not to lose weight (cons): Points Reasons Points Reasons 3 Losing weight will reduce my risk of diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease.

“Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living” by Jeff Housman, Mary Odum
from Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living
by Jeff Housman, Mary Odum
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For instance, if you want to lose weight, your reasons why might be that weight loss will make you healthier, and you’ll feel and look better, too.

“Born to Win: Find Your Success” by Zig Ziglar
from Born to Win: Find Your Success
by Zig Ziglar
Made For Success, Incorporated, 2012

I’ve learned that there are five reasons people do not succeed with their diet and fitness goals.

“What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How successful people become even more successful” by Marshall Goldsmith
from What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How successful people become even more successful
by Marshall Goldsmith
Profile, 2010

Some women want to lose weight to improve their health; others to improve their physical appearance.

“New Dimensions In Women's Health” by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, Helaine Bader, Susan Garfield
from New Dimensions In Women’s Health
by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

So I started writing this down and came up with her list of “Do’s and Don’ts for Successful Weight Loss.”

“The Art of Solution Focused Therapy” by Elliott Connie, MA, LPC, Linda Metcalf, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
from The Art of Solution Focused Therapy
by Elliott Connie, MA, LPC, Linda Metcalf, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Springer Publishing Company, 2009

It’s true: you get to choose to eat foods that make you feel fantastic and lose weight in the process.

“Full-Filled: The 6-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Changing Your Relationship with Food-and Your Life-from the Inside Out” by Renée Stephens, Samantha Rose
from Full-Filled: The 6-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Changing Your Relationship with Food-and Your Life-from the Inside Out
by Renée Stephens, Samantha Rose
Atria Books, 2011

For example, “Starting next Monday, I will work out at the gym four times each week with a trainer and drink a healthy smoothie instead of lunch, and I will continue until I weigh less than 180 pounds.”

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Sounds True, 2012

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  • I love you guys! Every time I have a pain or injury you’re my go to people! I’m in the NO support category…hubby constantly buys pies, cake, candy,goodies, junk, and hes only 30 pounds overweight..not that I eat that because I stick to my BMR calories but he is constantly trying to sabotage my diet and doesnt eat the same meals I eat..drives me nuts and very stressful!!

  • If you exercise hard for either endurance or strength, carbohydrates are absolutely essential. Do not demonize them. Instead, eat bread that that is made from “whole grain flour” not bleached or unbleached wheat flour. Oats, rice, beans, and quinoa will not make you fat unless you eat absolute copious amounts of them. Besides, getting to the point of eating too much of these foods is difficult for most people and they would have to force feed themselves fibrous foods, in order to of course get fat from them. Have one alcoholic beverage a week and there is your booze. Break up one brownie across the span of a couple days and not one sitting.

    Lastly, do not be afraid to weight train. More lean body mass is equivalent to a higher resting thermic effect on food since the nutritional requirements of muscles to maintain themselves are great. This ultimately means, build muscle and you will have an easier time burning fat. If you are looking for specifics on dieting to lose weight, see the “experts” on the subject who are known as Dieticians, not Physical Therapists. See a LEGITIMATE Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist for exercise programming, not PTs. If you injure yourself in an exercise program because of poorly performed movements, then see these two PTs because that is what they specialize in. There are too many people out there not staying within their wheel houses and it only construes information and makes the dilemma at hand arguably worse.

  • Thank you so much for this. I was diagnosed two weeks ago and it explains so much. I’ve been dieting for years and just been able to maintain my weight. Whatever I’d gain would stay on, and the other symptoms can be so embarrassing. I can’t wait to get a dosage that works for me and even just cutting out so many things in my diet and adding light exercise is making me start to feel my new normal.

  • I realize this video is older but I just stumbled upon all of your videos. I have hashimoto’s thyroiditis/hypothyroidism. I was diagnosed when I was about 13 and put on medication. I had my thyroid removed about 25 years ago. I still have all of the symptoms and have to take medication daily. I’m overweight and can not lose weight!!!! The pounds just keep on coming �� I need help!!

  • Compliments on the dry erase board! Now just lift it so first line is to, tall guy eye level, and it’s 50% better. You might advise listeners to listen at 1.5 speed; works great for me.
    Question: Do you have a reference to exercises for people with bad back legs and knees and feet all at the same time? I’ve tried exercise bikes and tilt tables and just wasted money. Doctors advises against sit ups. Please help. I no longer produce testosterone thanks to hospital “mistake.” Losing weight is imperative or orthopedist wont replace my hip.

  • Part of the problem is the American food supply. The meat, and all plant foods but especially wheat products are saturated In unnatural chemicals and hormones, thin a people should never ingest unless it’s for medical purposes and some of the things never. These chemicals and hormones contribute to weight problems they are designed to fatten up and grow livestock and will do the same to you.

  • Im actually crying watching this video. I was diagnosed with hyper 15 years ago post partum, had RAI and now am hypo. I was put on medication but wasnt very good to take it throughout the years, I suffered a mini stroke in November 2019, doc couldnt find why it happened (no blood clots or bleed on the brain) but im convinced its because I wasnt taking my meds. I just feel completely deflated. My levels are “normal” now but the fatigue I have is just so annoying. I just want to feel normal. This week Ive started to try sort out my diet and try eat all the healthy food, but its so confusing. I got an anxiety attack during the week from trying to take it all in. Im so glad i found your channel and insta, its very informative and will try your workouts next week. Thank You.

  • Thank you so much!!! i’m 14 and was diagnosed when i was 10 and now i am depressed because i have almost every single type of symton and the biggest one was weight gain.your video has explained me so much about what to do

  • I have a variety of random symptoms that the doctors have never been able to connect. I turned 18 about 6 months ago and I have been gaining weight like crazy desire no changes in exercise or diet. I’m a runner and I run about 5 times a week. At my last appointment, my doctor mentioned hypothyroidism because it runs in my family and i’m getting bloodwork in a couple of days to see if I have it.:( I’m really scared and nervous for how it is going to affect my life

  • Hi!! I know this video is years old, but I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism two weeks ago and am a college athlete and currently a sophomore. These videos along with the diet ones have really helped me. The last few weeks adjusting to meds before I go back again in a few weeks has been difficult returning to school. Thank you so much for sharing this!!

  • One doctor told me I had something wrong with my thyroid. This was 2 years ago, she never went into detail though.. I had a regular blood test a couple months ago to see if I had it but nothing came up. I have all the symptoms. I’ve been in a calorie deficit for a long time now and I have seen no difference. Its making me depressed because I’m trying so hard to lose weight but nothing is happening. Is there a different test involved?

  • Ok guys, I am a HUGE FAN!!!! However, please please please wear better fitting clothes! You both are in great physical shape so why wear ill fitting baggy shirts? It ages you and just is very distracting. Brad looks like he is wearing a shirt 2 to 3 sizes too big. Other viewers have mentioned this before too. I know having recently lost 20 pounds, that my clothes look this baggy, and it’s not good psychologically or professionally. Try some tapered shirts found in younger men’s departments, or shop in athletic departments. Your professional image is important as fitness experts. Stop masking those trim waistlines! Love you guys!

  • I just recently got diagnosed, my appointment to get on medication is in two days and I am so beyond excited because the hypothyroidism has drastically changed my life for the worst and I’m excited to get back to being my normal self.

  • Vegan person here…Whole foods work best, imo, no matter which way you eat them. Eating foods that are as close to their natural state as possible, seems to be the answer. I believe this was also backed up by a recent study. Love your videos!

  • Hey, i have hypothyroidism/hypopituitarisim, and have hit a weightloss wall i cant break through. Following all these things mentioned in your video. Any ideas to get me down that last 10 lbs?

  • Great video! Just one thing. Don’t do upright rows. It can destroy your shoulders. Speaking from experience. Keep up the effort though mate. Clearly paying off!!!

  • I’m 20 now, when I was about 16 I had a feeling that I had hypothyroidism and when I told my doctor he told me I was too young. When I finally convinced him to texts me he said it was a bit low but not enough for medication. I am on medication now but still trying to figure out how to lose weight while having this issue. So many different opinions from different people.

  • Hormonal balance is VERY important. The human body is like a machine,if something is wrong its performance is impaired. I saw huge improvement by started taking thyroid medication,energy levels went threw the roof and exercise recovery time reduced significantly.

  • Thank you for sharing your story about hypothyroidism and addressing things the doctors never tell you i.e. nutrition. You’ve inspired me tons! I’m going to incorporate some of your tips into daily life and see how I get on.

  • to be honest I was so happy that I found your channel, and I wanted to try a hashimoto diet before getting on medication. But I was so disappointed when I saw that you are taking 50$ for the meal plan. We are all struggling with this, and this kind of information should be free and available to everyone.

  • Sleep and meditation is also important for people with hypothyroidism. It balances the cortisol and helps loose weight. Take care all.

  • I caused hypothyroidism from over training. If I start training too much I start gaining now. I use to be super lean before this. I eat whole foods but cant seem to lean back out…any thoughts?

  • Visited your YouTube page and looked at your header photo. Kind of did a double take and realized you guys live in the same city I do here in Minnesota! Too funny, I’ve been watching different videos from you both for months now! Small world.

  • Hello�� Thank you for sharing this video. I am about to be in tears�� I found this almost by accident but I feel as if I have the same problem. I really have a dislike for going to the doctor, and so haven’t been to one since my last child was born over four years ago, but I think this is the motivation I need to make an appointment. Since my youngest child was born, my body has been going down hill and I attributed it to getting older but I am only in my thirties. Despite my best efforts, my appearance has completely change for the worst. When I look in the mirror I see a stranger looking back. This is not me. Your story has motivated me to take action! Thank you��

  • So its the things that give us energy that we need to limit instead of the foods that contain large amounts of artery clogging fat and cholesterol?? Makes total sense…

  • Hey You two….You forgot 7 Swans a Swimming…..LOL….See, Even they were getting their exercise!….I enjoy Your Videos…Thanks for the Great Advice……………………Jackie from Canada

  • very informative video, thank you Katie.
    I was there too and can not stress enough what a huge, negative impact stress can have on your thyroid function. Getting rid of all the stress factors I do have control over, was a huge gamechanger for me and my clients <3

  • Ok…so I feel like I can totally relate to ALL the symptoms and tomorrow I’m supposed to be getting my blood test results to know what I have, and I’m kind of nervous because I really feel like I have Hypothyroidism…but atleast I know that I won’t have to go through it alone, since my mom has hypothyroidism.

  • Thank you so much for doing this! My doctors are not helping me, my levothyroxine doses are messed up. I am like 10 days late on my period and super constipated agh! But I am glad I found you doing research and get inspired to approach it holistically!

  • I got diagnosed today, I’ve had health issues MY WHOLE LIFE… very dry skin, high testosterone as well, high prolactin, now this…. I AM UNDERWEIGHT… is anyone else here with problems GAINING weight?

  • I know you posted this a few years ago but I just found this while researching about my thyroid. I’ve had hypothyroid for years and haven’t been able to lose a pound after gaining 50 pounds in a year. I have felt so defeated and really want to give up, but seeing you and hearing your story makes me want to keep fighting. Thanks for sharing, just followed your Instagram ❤️

  • I’ve got some hypothyroidism and just realized it today. Thank you for such a compassionate helpful video. What a great resource to find during a trying time.

  • Just found your YouTube/everything and fell in love! I downloaded the app and just got the hypothyroidism meal plan! I’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism since I was 18 and now I’m 27, I’ve had weight gain all through these year and my body looks like your before pictures. I’ve always used my diagnosis as a excuse too and have tried to change but nothing has worked or kept me going. Thank you for motivating everyone/me and your story and guides motive me to make that change. Looking forward to follow this path you paved for us fellow ladies with hypothyroidism!

  • i never comment on videos. but i am 22 years old and my blood work came back & i am borderline hypothyroidism. i am so scared. i go back in two months for another blood test to see if i need to start medication ect. what is my life expectancy? will i struggle? i’m terrified but i am so happy you’ve made these videos for me to get more insight on!

  • I’m a 20 year old male, just got diagnosed with hypothyroidism within the last week and was put on medication within days of discovery. As a kid I was super short and skinny, Often being in the bottom 20 percentile for my age in both categories. It wasn’t until mid-way through highschool I noticed my body wasn’t functioning the same way anymore but I didn’t know why. In recent years getting my health back on track has been a major concern of mine, it wasn’t until I sought out a doctor and had my first generic blood test (to set a baseline) that I had the information I wish I’d had sooner. Makes you wonder how many people out there have a tough time with their health but don’t have the means to find out if they have an underlying condition working against them. I’m just glad to know what I know now, and hope It will get better now.

  • “it effects your entire metabolism… just a little bit of a big deal” i am also hypothyroid and this made me laugh out loud because its so true

  • Thank you for these posts. I just found out I have Hypothyroidism and I don’t feel relieved. I feel scared and nervous about starting medication. I had lyme disease in my 20 ‘s and when I take medication it makes me feel inflamed in my face. I’m 41 and now this just feeling overwhelmed.

  • I’m so glad I subscribed to your channel! This video did help me out so much! ������ I’ve been keeping track of what I eat and try to exercise as much as possible, but sometimes it’s hard to keep being motivated. There’s a lot of days where Im so tired I don’t want to do anything ��

  • Hey! I think I missed it in the video but what workouts would help most in weight loss? Being quarantined just made me skyrocket in weight. My diet isn’t really an issue. Ive been 145 to 120 to 155 all in a matter of months. I was diagnosed when I was in high school and still don’t know what’s going on �� any advice would be much appreciated! ��

  • Hi! Im 23 and was just diagnosed and I’m feeling very anxious. Thank you for your video! I only have mild symptoms but I’m worried about being on meds for the rest of my life.

  • The American food supply is contaminated, when I go overseas to Asia I stuff myself silly and still lose weight. Eating huge amounts of carbs in the form of rice and noodles. our food supply is devoid of nutrients making you eat more calories as your body struggles to get what it needs.

  • This video helped clear up a bunch of stuff for me, I just got diagnosed with it and this video made me feel so much better about everything!

  • Love you guys. My bf is also a physical therapist and chiropractor and he and his business partner remind me so much of you two. I’m a massage therapist. We love watching you. Always great info and entertaining.

  • So nice to see you guys putting this information out there. Agree 100% abut eliminating carbs, in the forms of grain and dairy. Get rid of the “wheat belly” and food sensitivities to boot. Lifting is key. Much better at revving up the metabolism and changing the shape of muscles than cardio ever could. Just don’t bring treats into the house!!! Terrific advice, and common sense. And love Brad’s comment that going out to eat is an expensive way to get fat! Truer words never spoken!!!

  • I’ve literally tried everything to lose weight for the last 5 years I gained almost 30 lbs and I have only lost about 5-6 lbs but I workout daily and eat super clean I was just told by my naturopath that my thyroid is low and so now I’m thinking maybe something else is going on. I’m so frustrated and just feel like giving up! I had to stop working out like crazy cause that was making it worse and I’m freaking out that I can’t workout. But you were still able to lose all your weight and keep it off. I’m going to get my blood work done ASAP.

  • great video:). The cruciferous vegetables are super important to avoid and it’s not something that is talked about too much! Do you find corn is problematic for you? Corn is another goitrogenic food and it wrecks me every.single.time……Thanks for the great videos!

  • I was diagnosed in 2nd grade. It’s a HUGE struggle. My levels can never stay the same, blood work every few months, doctors appointments 4 hours way, always irritable, tired, and weight loss is hard. I’m so hateful, but I literally can’t help it.:(

  • i’m 20 and just got diagnosed last year but my doctor suspects that i first developed it when i was around 11 or 12. it’s affected my life so much and i try to not use it as a crutch or complain about it but it’s so hard to manage. i gained 60 pounds in between 6th and 7th grade which is when she thinks i developed it. and since then the only time i lost weight was when i went on a zero carb zero sugar diet where i was literally eating less than 1200 calories a day (i was absolutely miserable but it’s the only thing that’s worked) i’m a big foodie and i’ve used food as comfort a lot of times and it’s pretty scary to do a total lifestyle change regarding my diet and exercise. my friends don’t understand and get annoyed when i talk about it so i’m happy i found this video. this has inspired and taught me a lot. and recently i’ve gained even more weight and have just been feeling awful and i’m up to 180 pounds. my regular doctor that would actually take me seriously has stopped taking general patients due to covid so all i could get done was a blood test but i didn’t get a call back about the results so i’m assuming none of my levels changed. do you think i should try to find a doctor elsewhere?

  • I don’t have a support system and I never have had one. I raised my son alone and did everytg alone.. it’s hard but it is what it is.

  • I have hypothyroidism and I like to drink beer every now and then, is this harmful or a okay thing to do? My medication says I can drink alcohol on it just not to close to the time I take it.

  • I got diagnosed same age and I am 23, it’s fustrating that doctors don’t address gut health and dieting and it’s something as of the past year that I am now working really hard on but it’s definitely a never ending journey because unfortunately our bodies hormones aren’t regulate and tracking how much u specifically burn (metabolicly) as an individual with hypothyroidism is almost impossible. But thank your for this content u have Expressed much of the same thkngs I have been experiencing. I won’t give up even when the weight gain and loss flunctuates ��, I hope that our condition can be studied more and more accessible to receive medical guidance not just pills we have to take for the rest of our lives but knowledge and tools to better our over all health

  • I have hypothyroidism and recently diagnosed with PCOS too. The struggle is I real!!! You are such an inspiration. I have ordered your hypothyroidism meal plan. Can’t wait to get started ��

  • I’m with Brad. No way I’m cutting out fruits and vegetables, THE healthiest foods you can eat. Grinding grain and turning it into bread isn’t healthful. I eat my grains intact. I eat my carbs whole. Have maintained a 70 lb weight loss for years without difficulty. My exercise is dancing because I love it.

  • I love the comment from Brad “just forget it “and get back on program the next day for when you fall of the wagon and another “going out to eat is an expensive way to get fat”. Luckily we don’t eat out much & when we do we try to be smart about it. I need to remember these. Thanks a lot guys! Love your videos.

  • I’m so happy to see this video I feel so misunderstood all the time. I explain to my co-workers that If I couldn’t stay asleep all night that I can’t function during the day. It’s crazy to see how a normal person who is tired and has had the same amount of sleep and they can take it but if I don’t get sleep I literally can’t think I go stupid and feel like I’m going to fall asleep standing up

  • I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. But unlike people getting cold, I’m always hot. Like it feels like I’m sitting in a sauna suit. I also forget things quickly. What worries me is that my cycle is 34 days late. I’ve taken so many tests, and they’re negative. Never had a cycle this late before!

  • am a hypothyroid patient n lost 15kgs n from 1 year am at same wt i got to knw keto worsens thyroid! vil intermittent fasting help me to reduce 6 more kgs?

  • This video gave me so much clarity. Im currently getting blood work done for my thyroid and its SCARY! Being dependent on medication has always been a fear of mine, but this video really helped me out and gave me some great insight on what to expect. Its great to know I’m not alone! Thanks you so much!

  • I need help, I was diagnosed hypothyroid and graves about 4 1/2 years ago after having my son… a ton of things have happened in my life and I’ve always struggled badly with depression and anxiety. I have full custody of my son right now and I am so stressed and just want to give up and hating myself that I’m pushing everyone I love away.. these last few days I have literally just been like a zombie, i was on levothyroxine and it didn’t help so I’m on NP thyroid.. I thought it was helping but my hair is still so dry and falling out, I’m constantly tired, I don’t work a job and my mom basically carries me financially. I severely need help, I want to give up.

  • I had hyperthyroidism and they treated it when I was 18 with radioactive iodine which as it often does, completely killed my thyroid so now I’m stuck with permanent hypothyroidism. My levels were fine for years but this year, turning 30, my levels are shockingly low (or high? It’s opposite, ya know what I mean) so now I’m just going to go to an endocrinologist and use videos like yours as a helping hand.
    Edit: I found out I had hyperthyroidism while I was taking my senior year finals and felt giant lumps in my throat, I was skinny, but I was always sick, had heart palpitations, passing out, anxious and paranoid to the point of having breakdowns. I don’t like having hypothyroidism but I’d take it over hyperactive any day.

  • I was just diagnosed a couple of days ago. I was just getting a routine blood test done, and it came back that I have hypothyroidism. Great. A lot of symptoms that I’ve had for the last several years make a lot more sense now, though. I’m starting my medication tomorrow, 100mcg of levothyroxine, which I guess is a typical starting place. It’s almost embarrassing to me considering it’s almost universally a disease that women get. I can’t find a single comment on your video from a male struggling with it, lol! The only thing keeping me from losing my mind over the diagnosis is knowing that I’ve likely had it for a long time and just didn’t know it. The only 2 symptoms I’ve had are weight gain and how horrible I feel after eating processed foods, like almost anything from a drive through, and sometimes feeling really tired even with plenty of sleep. The weight gain I always chalked up to the fact that I’ve been a drinker for years and have never stuck to a diet consistently for more than a few months, and I’ve also NEVER gotten enough sleep, usually get between 5-6 hours of sleep per day. So… I never had a reason to suspect it was due to my thyroid.

    Several years ago, I DID go on a diet that consisted of a veggie/fruit smoothie every morning along with eggs and turkey bacon. I would usually skip lunch, but if I DID have lunch it was usually low in calories such as fish like Tilapia or Salmon along with some canned green beans or heavily boiled / steamed broccoli. For dinner, it was almost always baked chicken with sides such as black beans, brown rice, green beans, broccoli, and sometimes I would just make a cauliflower pizza. After just 3 months, I went from a starting weight of 235ibs all the way down to 180ibs. I did exercise, but it was minimal. Since I have a bad back, it’s kind of scary to try and do many cardio based workouts, so I do a form of yoga called DDP Yoga instead. Basically, a semi-clean diet, along with calorie counting (between 1,200 1,500 calories daily), and a little bit of exercise and I dropped a ton of weight. The problem is, when I got off of the diet and went back to old habits, over the next several years I not only gained all of the weight back, but now I’m 30ibs heavier than I’ve ever been. So… I’m going to attempt to do the same diet again, but this time it sounds like I am going to have no choice but to stick to it, and now I have no guarantees that the weight will drop off this time, which sucks. I guess I’m gonna find out.

  • I was just recently dx with hypothyroidism. Haven’t met with my PCP or an Endo dr yet but will next week. Do u recommend seeing a nutritionist? Thanks!

  • Today I finally found out what was wrong with me. I’ve suffered through all of these symptoms for years. She took more blood today and told me she’ll be calling me in a couple days to start meds. I’m so excited to get to feeling better. I’ve been on a weight loss journey for the last two years and I’ve lost 51 pounds so far UNTIL last month. Last month without changing my diet at all I gained 10 POUNDS! I track what I eat and exercise regularly. Plus now I have elevated cholesterol and apparently, that happens often with hypothyroidism. Now I’m even more motivated to make progress and can’t wait to get to feeling better.

  • Stop all things you LIKE.. too much.. and you are 100% on this video. A Orthopedic told me how far one would need to walk a day in order to loose enough wt and cannot remember but it was ridiculous and impossible. It tones you up, but losing wt is about “Portion control and getting rid of sweets and carbs and all you have listed above. I have had to work at this myself. Not easy for me, as I love sweets. So that is the one thing I must watch. If I could have one piece maybe it would be fine once in awhile, but then if I cannot do that, I must watch it altogether.

  • Love your videos, I’m learning so much. I’ve noticed that the volume is low on your more recent videos, is that anyway you can increase it on your end? I haven’t changed anything on my end and there is a noticeable difference now. Thank you:)

  • Just got diagnosed yesterday with hypothyroid and I finally know what was wrong with me but I’m scared and overwhelmed, still trying to digest all this,,, I’m glad I found this video thanks

  • Wait, so when you’re feeling anxious and shaking, does that mean your prescription is too high??? I take levothroxine and sometimes I do feel anxious and shaking… I thought it was just me…��

  • Why are you talking about motivation? I’m always tired and I can’t train as I used it, I can only do half now. You clearly didn’t change much with dieting because they keep changing your meds. ����‍♀️

  • If you eat what you want, just smaller portions along with exercise you will lose weight. I have done it so I know is it works. If you burn more than you take in it’s impossible not to lose weight.

  • Thank you for sharing your story. I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism this week, and I am trying to find out more information on my own.. very helpful!

  • You can’t cut out fruits and vegetables, anyone who does that is not going to be healthy, I would never listen to someone who told me to do that.

  • Vince Gironda believed in mirrors, not scales. He said, “Who cares how much you weigh? It’s how you look”. Many people get discouraged when they take up lifting and don’t see the scale budge. You’re putting up muscle while burning fat. Forget the scale.

  • last year after diagonised i found that i have hypothyroid! Before that i was having irregular period and in February last year i had severe heavy period that i needed 16 pads in a week! Anyway I have been taking levothyroxin for one year! I had consulted a nutritionist for my diet chart. But still Sometimes i feel very weak, fatigue, i get severe headache, shoulder pain and back pain! I am trying so hard to lose my weight but everytime i fail ��… And whenever i try some Cardio hiit workout my whole body aches badly that i cannot continue for next few days! These things are decreasing my motivation! This disease is a curse for me! I have been following diet chart and walking Everyday for an hour but my weight has increased ��!

  • Hi Katie,
    I just stumbled upon your account and this video and wanted to thank you for sharing your story! I started gaining weight when I was 3, and went to multiple doctors throughout my life who diagnosed me with Hypothyroidism. No doctors would prescribe me Thyroxine because they said I was too young. I wasn’t prescribed Thyroxine until I was 17 or 18, and I’ve definitely experienced similar things to you in regards to feeling as though the medication isn’t doing anything. I’ve had gaps from taking it however ultimately I know my body needs it and it’s super important. I’ve definitely used it as an excuse over the years but have recently found something that is working for me. I’m definitely going to follow you along for more tips and tricks and check out your guides. I too believe/d that I will just always be a “bigger” girl, but I don’t want that for myself. Again, thank you for sharing!!

  • Thank you so much!!! Because of this video, now I have a different way of looking at a healthy lifestyle and dealing with hypothyroid! ������