Hyperthyroidism Diet

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G'day. I have Hyperthyroidism and despite popular belief, I struggle to lose weight. Does anyone have a good diet that will help me lose the weight. I went on Duromine for 3 months and lost 10kg but now that I am off, I am stuck between 97kg and 99kg. 

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    Hi there ..

    Isn’t it weird .. I have Graves .. but was unlucky enough to put weight ON .. not take it OFF 

    I was assured by Endocrinologist theres no rhyme or reason for that ...... but I discovered that once , after taking Carbimazole to lower the Thyroid hormone and after taking all the supplements to stay Euthyroid ... it just seemed to naturally revert back to the way I was before   I didn’t pile on lot of weight anyway .. just a few very unwanted pounds !!

    I’m convinced that we must be stabilised ... ie .. balanced and it then all goes back to   ‘ normal ‘ 

    It’s alk about the metabolism after all ...

    I DONT  believe in diets .. but I certainly believe in eating the best I can ...  and that means salads and protein , soups and just plain fresh food  which our bodies love !

     .. Ive never eaten meat ... so I fill up on fish and seafood .. 

    that does the trick for me ..

    Good luck .. it’s not easy getting back ... but it DEFINATELY IS POSSIBLE !!!

    Luv mx🌹

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    Good !!!

    It’s tempting to try it myself .. but a bit scared I must say ..

    I’ll eat the prawns I think .

    Too scared to take a chance on messing with my Metabolism/Thyroid 


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    Hi AusMedic, any advice depends on your current eating habits. As a general rule, I would recommend increasing the intake of vegetables e.g. aubergines, cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, courgettes, capsicum, tomatoes, green beans, peas, lentils, spinach, root vegetables (like celeriac, swede, beetroot, etc). You could try to make soups, stews, and stir-frys. You can prepare very tasty dishes by adding ingredients like olive oil and fried onions, garlic, chillies, ginger, vegetable or meat stock, and herbs like coriander, parsley, lovage, dill, thyme. My 'secret ingredient' is a swiss herb salt called Herba Mare. When eating plenty of vegetables it is important to add a reasonable amount of oil. It will make the dishes tastier and prevent bloating to some extent. 

    If you don't do it already you could try to limit your intake of sweets, sweet fruit juices, and sweetened drinks. 

    I would recommend swimming at least once a week for at least half an hour. It is easy on the joints and will help activate your metabolism. 

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    I checked the internet, and also looked for a book to help me calm the fire of hyperthyroidism. I am not a big person, but I probably had 10 extra pounds, and this diet along with some supplements, and I have lost almost 6 pounds this last week.

    The diet says absolutely no iodized salt. No eggs or fried foods, no red meat, sugar, caffeine. (I miss my coffee, but I did buy green tea that is decaf) No processed food. You can also have cabbage, turnips, Brussels sprouts, spinach, broccoli, Kale, soy beans, peanuts,  3 servings of yogurt daily.  Cheese, cottage cheese, The meats are turkey, Salmon, and Tuna.  I am not hungry all the time anymore. I actually have to make myself eat. Check it out, or you can see a dietitionto help you.

    Good luck!


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