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Hey I have real problems with putting weight on even though I have an underactive thyroid! Any suggestions?

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    so you mean it's hard for you to put weight on? you are the lucky one ... i'm struggling! your metabolism wont be working properly - i know that a naturopath will give you a powder to take and it helps support it. i'm currently doing a course of powders and drops so hopefully i can be off my medication in a little while smile

    there is ways around this horrid thyroid!

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    Hi Dana I have the exact same problem.

    I was roughly 6stone 1/2 and doctors wanted me up to 7stone, I'm nearly there (6 months later) but it's not easy.

    I actually stay away from junk food and chocolate and eat a lot of nuts, oats, avocado, egg, fruit and veg. I follow the paleo diet (but do treat myself occasionally) and am gluten free.

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      Hi Stephanie

      I've been looking into paelo as well and again I can follow it for a while then my cravings for carbs gets too much. I note that you eat oats which are not paelo but is this your treat occasionally, I seem ok on Spelt bread but I see that no one actually approves of it not Paelo or The Perfect Health Diet. I suppose its all about what suits us individually at the end of the day.

      Interesting talking to you all though.

      Sharon

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      Yup, I have oats for breakfast a few times a weeks, I buy organic gluten free oats as I feel this justifies having them a little more. I think porridge sits on the fence in the paleo world. I know many who choose to keep them in their diet due to it being such a filling breakfast.

      I think my main reason to be paleo was to cut out the processed sugar in my diet. I suffer from lazy bowel and so I have to keep my diet very high in veg in order to keep my insides moving along.

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    Have you had your doctor check for any other clinical conditions that would be a probable cause to your weight problem? Have you been tested for other autoimmune conditions such as Celiac Disease, a disease of the small intestine that results in poor absorption of fat, protien, carbohydrates, iron and vitamines A, D,  and K? Do you have diarrhea, osteomalacia (poorly mineralized bone), or any anemia? Check with your doctor, tell him/her of all your symptoms. It may not be a thyroid issue, but something else.
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