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Keto With Hypothyroid and healing adrenal glands with weight lifting?

Asked on September 18, 2014
Created July 28, 2014 at 5:38 PM

SO....I have hypothyroid which I started taking armour for a little over a year ago about 1.5grains a day I am down to an average of .25 grains a day and my numbers are reading great. I also have some Adrenal fatigue from a few years of workout addicition and not enough recovery. So ever since really getting into keto over a year ago and keeping track of pretty much everything I consume and doing a lot of reading. Lots of leading paleo experts say at least 20% of carbs a day if have thyroid and or adernal fucntions issues. I also do specifially Power and olyimpic lifting. I was doing 25g of net carbs a day. Since I am adding in different carbs because I eat a lot of veggies and don't want to have to eat more and would rather make it a more carb dense food at one meal.

1) what would be the best time to get most of the carbs I need in? I usually started doing Sweet potato or blueberries mixed with some sort of MCT to slow down the insulin response post workout.

2) Would it be best to not do post work carbs and get them in a different time of the day if my goal is fat lose?

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on July 29, 2014
at 04:10 PM

I agree, it's fun playing around with macros & exercise, but equally frustrating if you're not totally healthy and trying to figure out how to heal yourself.

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on July 29, 2014
at 03:55 PM

Than you for the feedback. I am now slowly adding in some carbs strictly after workouts and not trying to do any on days I don't workout to see how that goes. This stuff can be frustrating but equally as exciting to figure out!

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on July 28, 2014
at 11:00 PM

Notoriously anti-keto? Really? Notoriously?

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on July 28, 2014
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Thank you!

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on July 28, 2014
at 10:22 PM

Matt is notoriously anti-keto on these forums. Listen to your body, keto is obviously helping you if you feel physically better.

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on July 28, 2014
at 10:08 PM

I started sleeping soundly, not being bloated and depressed and just overall more of a happy human. I think I am in a slight carb phobia relm now. I feel like carbs mess with my sleep but it could just be all in my head.

With the candida overgrowth and all my other issues I think keto was the way to go to cure most of it. Do you think since I've gotten all that taking care of I can eat more carbs and those symptoms won't return? (Including that I wont overdue it in one way or another) What do you think would be a carb range for me to start out with?

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Well, last year my I was becoming insulin resistant. My glucose levels were getting a little high. I also didn't eat NEAR as clean I do now. I also was diagnosed with Hypothyroid and Candida overgrowth and insomnia. So My doctor told me to pretty much told me to eat green leafy veggies, healthy fats and protein. Then I read a couple books on keto and was very interested in because of the things I was dealing with. My health did increase a ton I'd say 75-80% better.

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on July 29, 2014
at 03:41 PM

I don't know anything about thyroid/adrenals but I have seen plenty advice saying to eat more 'balanced' if you have those issues, ie some carbs, some fat, some protein, and possibly 3 meals per day, to not fast too much. I personally eat one massive meal per day and fast for 36 hours once a week, so to me its all hearsay.

If you're gonna eat starchy carbs then after exercise would be best, and IMO at the end of the day, as if you have them for breakfast then it's gonna be hard to burn any fat for the rest of the day unless you exercise hard after breakfast or have great metabolism.

I know when I go all week keto with no starch then exercise hard & eat some potato it's simply amazing, the mouthfeel is beautiful & worth it alone. Not saying it's good for me though, I eat ice cream once a week for the same reason!

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on July 29, 2014
at 03:55 PM

Than you for the feedback. I am now slowly adding in some carbs strictly after workouts and not trying to do any on days I don't workout to see how that goes. This stuff can be frustrating but equally as exciting to figure out!

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on July 28, 2014
at 06:56 PM

Keto + hypothyroid = bad idea.

Keto + "adrenal fatigue" = bad idea.

Ditch keto. 30-40% of your diet as carbohydrate. Stay active. Don't worry about blood glucose or insulin, unless you're a diabetic, they don't matter. Address the issues you do have… hypothyroidism and fatigue. Both of which benefit from significant amounts of carbohydrate consumption.

What prompted you to go keto paleo? Unless you're needing to lose weight and inactive, there's zero reason to go ketogenic.

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on July 28, 2014
at 10:08 PM

I started sleeping soundly, not being bloated and depressed and just overall more of a happy human. I think I am in a slight carb phobia relm now. I feel like carbs mess with my sleep but it could just be all in my head.

With the candida overgrowth and all my other issues I think keto was the way to go to cure most of it. Do you think since I've gotten all that taking care of I can eat more carbs and those symptoms won't return? (Including that I wont overdue it in one way or another) What do you think would be a carb range for me to start out with?

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on July 28, 2014
at 10:07 PM

Well, last year my I was becoming insulin resistant. My glucose levels were getting a little high. I also didn't eat NEAR as clean I do now. I also was diagnosed with Hypothyroid and Candida overgrowth and insomnia. So My doctor told me to pretty much told me to eat green leafy veggies, healthy fats and protein. Then I read a couple books on keto and was very interested in because of the things I was dealing with. My health did increase a ton I'd say 75-80% better.

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