Our expert says:
I trust that the dr who diagnosed your hypothyroidism has prescribed the necessary thyroid hormone replacement therapy (e.g. medications like Eltroxin)? If not, Please go back to the dr to discuss treatment options. It can also take up to 3 months for thyroid hormone levels to stabilise. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for at least 30 min a day. The exercise is particularly beneficial as it will stimulate your metabolism that had become sluggish due to the lack of thyroid hormone.
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