Let's debunk this myth once and for all.
No doubt you've heard people claim that their weight gain is due to having thyroid problems.
The reply is always something along the lines:
"Blaming your thyroid is an excuse for not having self control or for being lazy".
But is this really true?
Not really, in fact the science supports the exact opposite.
This is a big deal for patients who are overweight or for those with thyroid problems because it validates what they are going through.
Low thyroid function leads to weight gain but not how you think.
If low thyroid leads to weight gain then why does replacing thyroid hormone in your body not lead to excessive weight loss?
It turns out that this phenomenon can be explained but you have to understand the function of other hormones in your body.
Thyroid hormone is involved in so much more than just monitoring your metabolism and its the effects on other hormones that cause the weight gain you associated with hypothyroidism.
The unfortunate part is that most physicians miss this connection which means you need to understand it for proper treatment...Continue reading
Test your metabolism:
Do you gain weight by just smelling food?
Have you been on multiple calorie restricted diets throughout your life?
Are you eating 1,000 calories per day just to MAINTAIN your weight?
Are you cold, fatigued, and exhausted?
If you answered YES to any of these questions then there is a HIGH chance that your metabolism is damaged.
But the question is:
What can you do about it?
if you've read about the biggest loser study recently you're probably really depressed.
Because according to that data you are destined to have a slow metabolism for a LOOOOONG time (at least 6 years according to the data), and there's nothing you can do about it.
Lucky for you that turns out to be COMPLETELY WRONG. So don't worry!
I'm going to explain what YOU can do about your metabolism to heal it and start losing weight...Continue reading
The biggest loser contestants have damaged their metabolism and it has lasted 6 years!
This won't come as a shock to those who have read my blog before (and really understand how to lose weight), but to people who still think that eating less and exercising more leads to weight loss will be VERY disappointed.
This new study shows just what happens to the body when you restrict calories for a prolonged period of time.
There is no question that these people will lose weight in the short term, but that's not really what we care about is it?
What we are looking for is a long lasting way to achieve weight loss WITHOUT damaging our metabolism and WITHOUT damaging our thyroid.
Stay tuned because I'm going to talk about how to do just that and why the "biggest loser" approach leads to failure 99% of the time...Continue reading
Phentermine CAN help with weight loss, but only if used correctly.
And it can get a little bit tricky if you have thyroid problems, hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
If these conditions are untreated and you take Phentermine you may be putting unneeded stress on your adrenals and thyroid which can make you feel worse.
But, if you use this medication correctly you CAN get results and it can help you with weight loss.
It's certainly not a miracle drug that will result in dramatic weight loss, but it can be helpful for a variety of reasons which I will outline in this post.
I also want to show you how I use it on my patients, and how it can be MOST effective in balancing hormonal levels.
Let's talk talk about how to use phentermine safely with thyroid problems...
Are you on Levothyroxine but still gaining weight?
Believe it or not this is big problem for a lot of people.
But the bigger question is this:
How can you be gaining weight on a medication that is supposed to INCREASE your metabolism?
Is it even possible?
Well, the truth is that Levothyroxine doesn't necessarily increase your metabolism... at least not in everyone.
In this post I'm going to show you exactly why Levothyroxine can cause weight gain and what you can do about it:
Do you feel like it's impossible to lose weight with Hypothyroidism?
It actually isn't impossible and I will explain how later, but first I need to share a story with you.
I had a patient who came to see me in the office recently.
She was 43, on levothyroxine (for years), about 60 pounds overweight, and wanted my help in balancing her hormones and help her lose some of that weight.
Like most other people, she had tried to lose weight following every diet you can think of, but nothing seemed to work for her.
So I got to testing her labs.
Know what I found?