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weight loss with hypothyroid

I have just started on Armour for my hypothyroid.  I have been on a low carb/ modified balanced eating plan for 5 years.  3 years ago I started putting on weight for no apparent reason.  After taking may tests over the last 2 years to determine what the problem was I was diagnosed with hypothyroid.  The diagnoses made me feel hopeful that the 20 pounds I have gain despite healthy eating and 4 to 5 days of cardio a week would come off once my thyroid levels were back to normal.  Now I am reading all this information that states that even when thyroid levels return weight loss does not happen.  Can someone tell me why this is and what to do about it?  I am 34 years old, have 3 kids, and have always maintained a healthy body and weight.  I have not experienced any depression with the hypothyroid but if I can't get this unhealthy weight off I will be depressed.  I am confused.  If my thyroid caused the weight gain why would it being back in balance again cause the weight to come back off?

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cwilson616
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Most weight problems are not due to thyroid issues -- even in patients with thyroid disease.  However, hypothyroidism must be treated otherwise diet/exercise is not as effective.  In other words, just being on thyroid medication does not cause much (if any) weight loss -- but it is important to be on medication so that other efforts are effective.
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