Our expert says:
Hypothyroidism can indeed make losing weight difficult. I would recommend that you consult the dr who is treating you with Eltroxin and ask him/her to check if you are on the correct dose and if not, to adjust the dose for you. I think it would help for you to see a dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will assess your diet, energy intake and weight and provide you with a suitable slimming diet. Aerobic exercise like jogging, skipping, swimming, cycling or rowing helps to stimulate a sluggish metabolism, so make sure that you concentrate on this type of exercise when you do your hour of exercise 3 times a week.
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