Our expert says:
Lack of thyroid hormone can cause weight gain, so it is good that you have been put on thyroid hormone replacement therapy. It can take up to 3 months for the thyroid hormone levels to return to normal with the treatment, so you need to wait for that blood test to hear if the dr will allow you to return to the gym. This is one time when you have to be patient. In the meanwhile you can use an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet) to help you lose some weight. Once you have been given the 'all clear' by the dr and can return to your gym, you can add regular aerobic exercise to your regimen to lose those 8 kgs.
Wishing you all the best for the operation.
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