Has anyone done the Cambridge Diet while having hyperthyroidism?

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So after putting weight on I'm seriously considering doing the Cambridge diet (VLCD).

I was just wondering if anyone done this and is it safe while having an overactive thyroid?

Thanks very much


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    I haven't tried it, but I believe it is the wrong way to go with hyperthyroidism.  I believe it is best to keep calories consumed close to the ones expended or the whole diet will backfire.  I like to be sure I am getting balance and variety with:

    1. Pure Water, 2 to 3 L per day.

    2. Veggies, 5 or more servings daily.

    3. Whole grains, 3 or more servings daily.

    4. Meat and Protein, 3 or more servings daily plus added dairy.

    5. Fruits, 3 or more servings daily, plus healthy fats and some sweets and other fats and condiments, but no trans fats.  Avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners, etc.

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    No I haven't, I use to think you can't loose weight having thyroid issues, but what has seem to work for me is just cutting out gluten . Loose some weight and have a lot more energy. 
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    I tried the slimfast diet which is a similar concept to the Cambridge diet and did not lose anything, I then turned to Slimming World and have lost a bit of weight but I am struggling.  The carbimazole seems to having seriously slowed up my metabolism.  I've really upped the ante on my exercise as well, ie cycled over 70 miles last week and still didn't lose any weight!  So I'm fairly frustrated at the moment.  Good luck though x
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    Hello All,

    I've also put on weight, 7kg since the beginning of the year.  I used to be on Neomercazole, then was put on Carbimazole as the other wasn't available and I'm sure the latter has influenced my weight.  It has also wrecked havoc with my bowels and muscles.  Had another test today to see if I'm taking enough thyroxine.

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