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Hypotryoid and green juicing

I am thinking of doing a green juice diet . I read that hypothyroid patients should avoid guessing cruciferous veggies (all veggies from Brassica family) which I will take care of.

But I am looking whether anyone with hypothyroid had success in losing weight. How much did you lose in how many days? Any tips? Were you able to reduce your medication dose?
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Most of us go ahead and eat the cruciferous veggies, because their health benefits far outweigh the danger of eating them.  In addition, cooking goitrogenic goods removes the goitrogenic properties.

I have lost weight while being hypo... 23 lbs in approximately 3 months, mostly by eliminating most breads, pasta and white rice and adding healthy fats, such as coconut and olive oils, avocado, etc.  I went back to full fat dairy vs low or no fat dairy and added more red meat, butter and eggs to my diet.  The fat made me feel fuller, so I actually ended up eating less calories throughout the day, than I had been on a low fat diet.  Typically, when they take fat out of something, they add sugar or some type of sweetener to replace the flavor of the removed fat.  I also ate very low salt to keep fluid retention to minimum and no added sugar.

I was also getting plenty of exercise that included walking and yoga...

It's important to note, that my exercise has not been consistent lately and with the holiday season, I have not been adhering to my diet very well and I've gained back 5 lbs...  I may also be a l little more hypo than I was a few months ago, as well, which makes it difficult to maintain a weight loss.  
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Thanks for your comment. I am gluten free for 4 months now and eat healthy food mostly except my addiction to milk-tea ( which I am trying to get rid off) . I also went full fat (olive oil, coconut oil, clarified butter)  and all organic .  

What thyroid medications  are you taking barb?

I walk everyday and do everything in my capacity but never loose weight. Finally, I am thinking of juice diet. anyone had sucess with juice diet please comment.
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I don't lose weight easily despite endurance exercise, I have been hypo for awhile but diagnosed this year just FYI. I have done juice fasts, and lost weight. I made my own juice with a blender or food processor. I have also water fasted etc.

I lost about 15 lbs in 6 weeks a few years back, i juice fasted 5 days in one stretch and then did 1 to 3 days each week after that and exercised during this period. Not super weight loss but it stayed off and losing weight is not easy for me, never has been and I do endurance sports.

Hope this helps, Kel










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My meds are 100 mcg Levoxyl and 10 mcg generic T3.  I split the T3 into 2 dose of 5 mcg/day - 5 mcg first thing in the morning, with my Levoxyl and 5 mcg with my noon meal.  Of course, medication dosage should be tailored to the individual.  I might suggest that your med/dosage is not adequate for you, since, typically, it's not so hard to lose weight once our medication is optimal for us.

Another thing you might want to look at is whether you might be insulin resistant or have a condition called metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of conditions, which includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, obesity (large waist) and high blood sugar.  Just one of these does not mean you have metabolic syndrome - you have to have at least 3 of them.  Either insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome can make weight loss very difficult... I have them both.

Juicing of any kind is not really recommended because, first off, you need the whole fruit/vegetable in order to get the benefit of the all the fiber, etc, not just the juice.  Secondly, any diet that doesn't let you eat naturally is not one that you can stick with for any length of time, so even though you may lose weight on it, chances are, you'll gain back a good share, if not all, of what you lose if/when you go off that diet.  You need to make changes that you can stay with on a permanent basis.

My first suggestion is that, perhaps you could post your actual thyroid hormone levels so we can take a look at them and see if your meds need to be adjusted.  If you've already done that in another thread, you can just post a link to that thread and I'll take a look at them.
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Hi, I personally didn't loose any  weight I've been at the same weight for 2 years now. I've only started meds since March of 2015. My diet is really good, don't eat gluten,( if i have gluten I'm so incapacitated the next day, I can barely stay awake, it meses me really bad), cheese or yogurt occasionally. I do weights twice a week if I feel ok. No matter what I do I can't loose any weight,( I'm also almost menopausal, and having a hard time with balancing the hormones, including thyroid symptoms)  mostly is water retention that bothers me. I would loose only 5 to 10lbs tops....    When I do the green smoothies I have less water retention(potassium helps). I did ask my doctor if is ok to have kale in my smoothies and he said 4 times a week is ok, not more.  Hope it helps.
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