Hypothyroid/Hashimoto's and 5:2 (and introduction)

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Hypothyroid/Hashimoto's and 5:2 (and introduction)

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  • I was diagnosed w/Hashimoto’s 20 years ago. In spite of my meds (synthroid currently at 150 mcg daily) providing help, staying healthy has been a challenge. My weight, energy, blood pressure and sugar tolerance were all headed in the wrong direction. I was faced with hypertension meds, possible diabetes, and a generally sucky outlook. I needed to do something about it and decided to give the 5:2 approach a try in February of this year. The 5:2 has been the most effective lifestyle change I have ever done (and I’ve tried quite a few over the years!). I have dropped 30 lbs, brought my bp back to normal, tamed my sugar cravings, and finally have energy to get things done. The first few fasts were awful – I was cold, hungry, my head hurt, etc etc. But each one got,easier and now I relish them – I feel really good after a fast day and have a sense of control that I love. I intend to stay w/ IF forever. Hats off to all of you for being persistent – keep at it and you will succeed!

    Hi Ifworks4me, that’s a great story, really encouraging! So pleased that you’re feeling so much better.
    As mentioned a few posts up, I’m so glad I’m back on the 5:2 as the months without it were so frustrating and I know that, like with you, nothing else does the trick for me. It’s not just the weight loss but the good feeling that comes with it. 🙂

    Bubbles67, only just saw your post. I think what you do is great. Must’ve been very stressful what you experienced!
    I hope you find happiness and contentment and reach your goal of fitting in a size 10 again! 🙂

    Hello everyone! I’m new here and I speak spanish so my apologies if someone does not understand what I say.

    I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism one year ago but now I suspect that I have this disease for about 3 or 4 years. Right now I’m on levothyroxine replacement therapy and I must admit that it has made me feel better, except for these extra 20 kgs. (about 44 pounds). This is my third week practicing the fast diet and I have felt great. However I have not seen big changes about my weight loss and this is how I came to this forum. I have found many answers and your experiences have given me great hopes. In addition, I have felt understood. This disease is very lonely, many of our symptoms are not visibles. Many times other people have told me “come on, it’s up to you” “you just have to eat less” “you’re provoking this”,but we know it’s not so easy.

    So thank you for being there and sharing your experiences. I hope to have good news soon.

    Hi I’m new here, I have under active thyroid too.
    Doctors believe I had it years before being diagnosed, even after 3 years on thyroxin I still didn’t feel right, I had a constant slight headache and I was acheing all over, I was struggling to do anything, the weight had piled on and I couldn’t shift it, even after 4 months in the gym going 3 to times a week, I only lost half a stone 🙁
    I kept telling the doctors I didn’t feel right, even though all my levels were reading normal,eventually I was sent to a specialist, he dignosed Sleep Apnea April 2016,if not treated can cause stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure, I reluctantly went for the test, the weight gain had brought this on, for those of you who don’t know, you stop breathing when your asleep.
    All those symptoms disappeared after a couple of months, and I lost a stone without doing anything.
    So now I was stuck at around 15 stone and I want to get off the mask, so 2 weeks ago I started the 5:2 diet,
    I was 15.4 stone 10 days ago this morning I was 14.8 stone.
    Brilliant.

    I have Hasimoto’s – had it since I was 40. I’m now 65. I take 125mcg Levo per day. 5:2 has been a godsend. I wish I had known about the benefits of fasting when I was 40 – maybe I could have avoided numerous health problems including 2 types of cancer. But better late than never. I’m losing weight quickly and it’s come off my gut and waistline first! My blood glucose is now in the normal range and I feel fantastically better than before I started 5:2. I think it’s important as other folks have stressed to eat healthy on non-fast days and to avoid simple carbs like bread, pasta, potatoes, cereal and sweets. If you cut those from your diet, I think you’ll find you stop craving them!

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