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Can a thyroid problem make it impossible to lose weight?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 08, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I've been trying to lose a little weight for about 2 weeks now, after gaining a bunch because of binging/fasting and emotional eating but, I think I have my head on straight now. With that in mind, i've been making every effort to lose this unwanted weight, but lately its been getting more increasingly difficult to lose ANYTHING. I ate pretty low cal yesterday by accident, only about 700 cals when I add it up, and I did quite a bit of walking. When I went to sleep I was excited to except some lower numbers on the scale, and instead I gained a lb (was 139 the day before, to wake up to 140... and used to be 115 a few months ago)... I don't understand. I know we shouldn't freak out about such low fluctuations but if it was just one day like this I would understand, but no matter what I do lately (even going zero-low carb the way I did when I first got to 115 a few months ago) doesn't work. And I've been watching my calories like a hawk, no fruit or fructose of any kind. I'm getting really frusterated. Could this be a thyroid problem?? I'm constantly cold, and have had irregular periods for a long time :/

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 11, 2012
at 03:39 AM

I have developed SIBO because of it, but I did not know it for a long time.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Ok! I will look into this! Thanks Happy Now for all your help!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Ok I will try that! Thank you. I will try measuring my waist instead. Thanks!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 10:00 PM

haha I had carbs today, and I was planning on doing it tomorrow, so it wouldn't be consecutive but ok. And ok I will try this, thats basically how I lost weight when I first went paleo actually. Eggs for breakfast, never had lunch, but would have dinner between 3-6pm and it was usually lots of fats, veggies and some cheese and 1/4 of almonds (but eventually cut out the cheese and almonds), some salmon, and a salad or something, and I burned 250 cals a day. Hmm, so maybe I will try what you recommended again. thanks. Sorry if too personal, but what ill effects did the fasting have on u?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on December 10, 2012
at 08:47 PM

My mom taught me to weigh myself every day too, I think all women of their generation did that, and it made them feel bad. I think that insanity should stop with our generation. It is like watching a stock price hourly instead getting the big picture by checking on it quarterly. You'll just increase your stress hormones, and that alone can halt weight loss. Whether you are 115 or 140 at 5'2", using the very crude BMI you are still in the normal range (BMI has some serious limitations, like if you are muscular it means nada). If tracking something makes you feel good, measure your waist.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on December 10, 2012
at 08:36 PM

If you do need thyroid replacement therapy, push for Armour or Naturthroid, both are quite inexpensive and seem to resolve issues better than their synthetic counterparts.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on December 10, 2012
at 08:22 PM

If affording the test is holding you back from getting your thyroid checked, they can test it at Planned Parenthood if you go in for an annual and ask, which is as always on a sliding scale. Ask for the actual numbers when it comes back, not whether it is normal, the Planned Parenthood where I initially tested mine was using the the old scale that considered TSH under 6.0 to be normal, and those numbers have been changed to consider anything over 3.0 to be out of range, and there is a lot of hypo stuff that can happen between 3.0 and 6.0.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on December 10, 2012
at 08:11 PM

I don't know if this appeals to you at all, but there is sort of a DIY way around therapy if you are trying to break through patterns that might be holding you back. I had amazing success with meditation when I was caught in some self destructive patterns in my late 20's. It doesn't have to be fancy, new agey, or woo woo, just set aside 5-20 minutes most days to be with your thoughts and observe them without identifying with them. Some people like to think of it like watching a river flow by. I found it a really good way to get to the root things I was doing unconsciously and let them go.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:44 PM

huh, thank you. I haven't gotten my thyroid checked, but I've just noticed symptoms and it runs in my dad's side of the family. If I do have a thyroid problem once I get it checked eventually, I will definitely take this into consideration thank you!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:43 PM

Oh, and just so you know - my health is not screwed up because of my diet - this diet is actually helping me. My health is crewed up because I did something horrible four years ago (fasting) and I am still trying to recover.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:42 PM

I don't think thats the issue :/ and thank you I can't afford a therapist for that so I just have to keep trying to be positive with myself. I really do appreciate all your thoughts ! Thank you!!!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:41 PM

you keep your balance. Or, for dinner don't forget to add some fat to your veggies. This diet ought to keep you full and not bad for your thyroids and balanced and you are going to lose weight.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:39 PM

No, don't do it!!! You can screw up your thyroids and then I will feel responsible. I just wanted you to see that calories make no sense. I have something else you can try. Do protein only in the morning (bacon and eggs or meat with bone broth or whatever. I can only eat meat but my health is screwed up). Then for lunch have some protein (meat, fish) with fermented vegetables and raw greens on the side. (make sure they are naturally fermented, no sugar). And then for dinner have your veggies - your carbs. No fruit, no nuts. Every other day have more carbs (veggies) at night to make sure ...

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:39 PM

I don't think thats the issue :/ and thank you I can't afford a therapist for that so I just have to keep trying to be positive with myself. I really do appreciate all you thoughts ! Thank you!!!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:39 PM

Thanks for your really detailed response Happy Now. It is a major gain, and I have been VERY mad about it, I think your right about getting hormonal tests done. And yes I do plan on cooking for myself again, it's so much healthier because you get to pick what oils you cook with and all that. And gut permeability? Hmm, I have gained around my middle most noticeably so I will look into that thank you. And yes weighing myself everyday did used to really affect my mood, but my mom always taught me to so that I can always stay on top of my weight. Actually i'm 5"1 and 3/4 so almost 5"2, so

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:37 PM

I don't think thats the issue :/ and thank you I can't afford a therapist for that so I just have to keep trying to be positive with myself. I really do appreciate all you thoughts ! Thank you!!!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:37 PM

Thanks for your really detailed response Happy Now. It is a major gain, and I have been VERY mad about it, I think your right about getting a hormonal tests done. And yes I do plan on cooking for myself again, it's so much healthier because you get to pick what oils you cook with and all that. And gut permeability? Hmm, I have gained around my middle most noticeably so I will look into that thank you. And yes weighing myself everyday does did used to really affect my mood, but my mom always taught me to so that I can always stay on top of my weight. Actually i'm 5"1 and 3/4 so almost 5"2, so

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:37 PM

I don't think thats the issue :/ and thank you I can't afford a therapist for that so I just have to keep trying to be positive with myself. I really do appreciate all you thoughts ! Thank you!!!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:35 PM

Thanks for your really detailed response Happy Now. It is a major gain, and I have VERY mad about it, I think your right about getting a hormonal tests done. And yes I do plan on cooking for myself again, it's so much healthier because you get to pick what oils you cook with and all that. And gut permeability? Hmm, I have gained around my middle most noticeably so I will look into that thank you. And yes weighing myself everyday does did used to really affect my mood, but my mom always taught me to so that I can always stay on top of my weight. Actually i'm 5"1 and 3/4 so almost 5"2, so -

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:27 PM

I did this yesterday and did lose a lb! But im not sure if it was just water weight from what I ate the day before. So i'm going to try again tomorrow and see. thanks VB! Hopefully this will help me!!!

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on December 08, 2012
at 08:41 PM

Sorry, this does not work for me. If I eat more than 1000-1100 calories a day, I don't lose weight. My normal food intake is 1600 on average, low carb (up to 100 gr net carbs). I've been eating this way for 15 months now, and after an initial weight loss in the first 4 months, it has ever stalled since. I haven't lost any weight since last February. I'm still obese, and I still lose nothing if I don't go particularly low calorie. In my own research, I found that many women have trouble losing without calorie restriction (on top of low-carb/ketogenic), but most men don't have that trouble.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 08, 2012
at 08:13 PM

Okay will do this tomorrow! I'm assuming no coffee either...? Thanks! Excited to try this

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 08, 2012
at 08:04 PM

Whatever meat/protein you have - have it. I eat organ meats a lot and also meat on the bone (fatty cuts). I would love to hear back from you - especially about your weight, if it went down (it is not going to go up, I promise). No spinach and stuff like that.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 08, 2012
at 07:49 PM

maybe she should try paleo? Haha and then if she still loses no weight, then her and I can be friends :) haha. And I'm sorry, it sounds at least like you eat healthy! A lot of people say cut out the crap and you'll lose weight, but for a lot of us, and for me, it's more complicated and annoying :(

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 08, 2012
at 07:47 PM

Okay I'm gonna try this tomorrow VB, so no spinach or stuff like that? So a menu example would be a grass fed meat patty for breakfast in a little CO and sea salt, same for lunch and dinner? (no turkey or anything?) I'm probably complicating this haha. I'll be sure not to do it every day if it works, rather alternate like only meat one day, some potato carbs the next, only meat the next etc. I will let you know after tomorrow how it went.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 08, 2012
at 07:46 PM

Okay I'm gonna try this tomorrow VB, so no spinach or stuff like that? So a menu example would be a grass fed meat for breakfast in a little CO and sea salt, same for lunch and dinner? (no turkey or anything?) I'm probably complicating this haha. I'll be sure not to do it every day if it works, rather alternate like only meat one day, some potato carbs the next, only meat the next etc. I will let you know after tomorrow how it went.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 08, 2012
at 07:21 PM

Sure, you can have fats! This program can be really bad for you if you have hypothyroidism. Actually, it can trigger it in some people so be careful and don't do it every single day. Just try to see how you feel. Do you feel better or worse? If you are feeling worse, don't do it. Listen to your body. I just want you to understand that calorie counting makes no sense. At least to me. I have been eating meat only for four days already and feel wonderful and lose weight.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 08, 2012
at 06:48 PM

Okay I will try that tomorrow VB (since I already had other things today), thanks for your comment. No fats? I usually put some fats in my morning coffee. Could a program like this be done every other day?

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on December 08, 2012
at 05:26 PM

Yeah, 700 cals is way too low. When you're taking in only 700 cals, your body slows its metabolism to save energy. You'll feel cold and lethargic and not want to do anything. It may be that calories out minus calories in equals weight loss, but you don't have control over calories out. If you take too few in, your body will react and burn even less. Quit counting calories, eat a paeloesque diet and get your health turned around before you worry about weight loss.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on December 08, 2012
at 08:41 PM

Sorry, this does not work for me. If I eat more than 1000-1100 calories a day, I don't lose weight. My normal food intake is 1600 on average, low carb (up to 100 gr net carbs). I've been eating this way for 15 months now, and after an initial weight loss in the first 4 months, it has ever stalled since. I haven't lost any weight since last February. I'm still obese, and I still lose nothing if I don't go particularly low calorie. In my own research, I found that many women have trouble losing without calorie restriction (on top of low-carb/ketogenic), but most men don't have that trouble.

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366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

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on December 08, 2012
at 06:38 PM

Agree w/ everything MikeD said, and will add that going very low calorie and/or fasting does not always work for women, although obviously sometimes it does.

I invariably put on a pound when I fast, and I invariably feel like crap when I go very low carb.

But adding an answer to your question: yes, a thyroid problem can make it very hard to lose weight, but sounds like if you do have a thyroid problem, it's probably related to your diet.

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on December 10, 2012
at 06:30 AM

Many people take thyroid hormone replacement medication that increases their metabolism and gives them more energy for exercise. For many, natural desiccated thyroid medications, which include T4 and T3 hormones, work better in resolving weight loss challenges than synthetic drugs and those that include only T4 hormone.

If you struggle with trying to lose weight, even though you are taking medication, changing to a different thyroid medication, or increasing your dosage, could significantly help weight loss efforts.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on December 10, 2012
at 08:22 PM

If affording the test is holding you back from getting your thyroid checked, they can test it at Planned Parenthood if you go in for an annual and ask, which is as always on a sliding scale. Ask for the actual numbers when it comes back, not whether it is normal, the Planned Parenthood where I initially tested mine was using the the old scale that considered TSH under 6.0 to be normal, and those numbers have been changed to consider anything over 3.0 to be out of range, and there is a lot of hypo stuff that can happen between 3.0 and 6.0.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on December 10, 2012
at 08:36 PM

If you do need thyroid replacement therapy, push for Armour or Naturthroid, both are quite inexpensive and seem to resolve issues better than their synthetic counterparts.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:44 PM

huh, thank you. I haven't gotten my thyroid checked, but I've just noticed symptoms and it runs in my dad's side of the family. If I do have a thyroid problem once I get it checked eventually, I will definitely take this into consideration thank you!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 10, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Ok! I will look into this! Thanks Happy Now for all your help!

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6fece842bd1bcf5724f458a302a2156e

on December 08, 2012
at 07:28 PM

My sister apparently hardly eats much at all and loses no weight and may be she has thyroid problems. She is vegetarian.

I never manage to eat under 2000 calories which is why I never lose weight. Sigh.

I would certainly lose weight if I just ate meat. My breakfast is fine - eggs and bacon every day, love it. Lunch is good - usually salmon, veg but I go down hill after that at the moment.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 08, 2012
at 07:49 PM

maybe she should try paleo? Haha and then if she still loses no weight, then her and I can be friends :) haha. And I'm sorry, it sounds at least like you eat healthy! A lot of people say cut out the crap and you'll lose weight, but for a lot of us, and for me, it's more complicated and annoying :(

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 08, 2012
at 06:45 PM

Start eating grass-fed meat and stop counting calories. 4 lb of meat per day makes me lose weight. One apple makes me gain weight. An unexplainable paradox that made me stop counting calories. I do not believe that all calories are created equal.

Seriously, it could be a number of things:

  1. Water retention due to (salt intake, period, fill in the blank).

  2. Too many carbs, not enough fat and protein.

  3. Your brain is in starvation mode due to low caloric intake.

Could you do an experiment for me and tell me how it went? Eat meat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fatty cuts, sea salt, but nothing else. Preferably grass-fed. Eat as much as you like. Tell me if you lost or gained weight the next day. But don't do it every single day - just once.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 08, 2012
at 07:46 PM

Okay I'm gonna try this tomorrow VB, so no spinach or stuff like that? So a menu example would be a grass fed meat for breakfast in a little CO and sea salt, same for lunch and dinner? (no turkey or anything?) I'm probably complicating this haha. I'll be sure not to do it every day if it works, rather alternate like only meat one day, some potato carbs the next, only meat the next etc. I will let you know after tomorrow how it went.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 08, 2012
at 07:21 PM

Sure, you can have fats! This program can be really bad for you if you have hypothyroidism. Actually, it can trigger it in some people so be careful and don't do it every single day. Just try to see how you feel. Do you feel better or worse? If you are feeling worse, don't do it. Listen to your body. I just want you to understand that calorie counting makes no sense. At least to me. I have been eating meat only for four days already and feel wonderful and lose weight.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 10, 2012
at 10:00 PM

haha I had carbs today, and I was planning on doing it tomorrow, so it wouldn't be consecutive but ok. And ok I will try this, thats basically how I lost weight when I first went paleo actually. Eggs for breakfast, never had lunch, but would have dinner between 3-6pm and it was usually lots of fats, veggies and some cheese and 1/4 of almonds (but eventually cut out the cheese and almonds), some salmon, and a salad or something, and I burned 250 cals a day. Hmm, so maybe I will try what you recommended again. thanks. Sorry if too personal, but what ill effects did the fasting have on u?

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 08, 2012
at 07:47 PM

Okay I'm gonna try this tomorrow VB, so no spinach or stuff like that? So a menu example would be a grass fed meat patty for breakfast in a little CO and sea salt, same for lunch and dinner? (no turkey or anything?) I'm probably complicating this haha. I'll be sure not to do it every day if it works, rather alternate like only meat one day, some potato carbs the next, only meat the next etc. I will let you know after tomorrow how it went.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 08, 2012
at 08:13 PM

Okay will do this tomorrow! I'm assuming no coffee either...? Thanks! Excited to try this

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 08, 2012
at 08:04 PM

Whatever meat/protein you have - have it. I eat organ meats a lot and also meat on the bone (fatty cuts). I would love to hear back from you - especially about your weight, if it went down (it is not going to go up, I promise). No spinach and stuff like that.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 08, 2012
at 06:48 PM

Okay I will try that tomorrow VB (since I already had other things today), thanks for your comment. No fats? I usually put some fats in my morning coffee. Could a program like this be done every other day?

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:27 PM

I did this yesterday and did lose a lb! But im not sure if it was just water weight from what I ate the day before. So i'm going to try again tomorrow and see. thanks VB! Hopefully this will help me!!!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 11, 2012
at 03:39 AM

I have developed SIBO because of it, but I did not know it for a long time.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:43 PM

Oh, and just so you know - my health is not screwed up because of my diet - this diet is actually helping me. My health is crewed up because I did something horrible four years ago (fasting) and I am still trying to recover.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:41 PM

you keep your balance. Or, for dinner don't forget to add some fat to your veggies. This diet ought to keep you full and not bad for your thyroids and balanced and you are going to lose weight.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:39 PM

No, don't do it!!! You can screw up your thyroids and then I will feel responsible. I just wanted you to see that calories make no sense. I have something else you can try. Do protein only in the morning (bacon and eggs or meat with bone broth or whatever. I can only eat meat but my health is screwed up). Then for lunch have some protein (meat, fish) with fermented vegetables and raw greens on the side. (make sure they are naturally fermented, no sugar). And then for dinner have your veggies - your carbs. No fruit, no nuts. Every other day have more carbs (veggies) at night to make sure ...

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on December 10, 2012
at 11:15 AM

Okay, 25 lbs. gain in a few months isn't a minor fluctuation, that is major, and points to something being seriously whacked on a hormonal level. I once gained 30 lbs. in 3 months eating a pretty meager diet, but was trying to subsist for two meals per day on free work leftovers of the worst things for me, nonfat lattes and scones/muffins, and it turned out after a year of that I had become a hormonal catastrophe with significant hypothyroidism, PCOS, serious vitamin D deficiency, and anemia. Even if you have been eating poorly that is still a lot, or if it is rebound from losing a lot of weight, you may have been significantly under what is a healthy weight for your body at 115 lbs. and your body has forced a correction. You don't mention your height, but unless you are under 5' 3" and naturally lanky, that could be skinny enough to really mess with your fertility and hormone levels?

You need to get a check-up with a whole hormone panel done. If it was me, I would ask up front if they would at the very least run tests to screen for PCOS, cortisol levels, vitamin D levels, ferritin levels, and hypothyroidism, and whatever else they recommend.

The good news is that if you are planning on cooking for yourself, and staying away from veg. oils and wheat in restaurants, that could be half the battle right there, since both of those can be highly inflammatory to people who are sensitive to them and lead to weight gain well beyond it seems like they should on a caloric level.

Gut permeability can be an issue too if weight gain seems to be happening mostly around your middle because inflammatory proteins can slip through your intestinal lining and cause your belly to swell as it fights the intruders, broth and gelatin can help heal that if you suspect it is an issue. If you have taken antibiotics in the last year, there can also be weight gain from that if the microbes in your gut have shifted significantly as a result.

Weighing yourself daily will also make you crazy, depending on where you are in your cycle it is easy to fluctuate 5 lbs., post workout there is also an inflammation response that causes temporary weight gain after ripping the muscle fibers. None of those reflect real fat gain or loss. If you must weigh yourself, only do it once every 1-2 weeks, and if you have been working out more than usual, you are likely gaining muscle, not fat.

I would also recommend at least checking in with a therapist to see if you might have a disordered eating pattern that would benefit from some outside help. I know you say you've gotten your head on straight these past few weeks, but what you went through before likely had emotional triggers that didn't occur in a vacuum, and could arise again. The emotional preparation to really take good care of yourself is the hardest part of any life change. I wish you the best of luck, and fortuitous health sleuthing!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Ok I will try that! Thank you. I will try measuring my waist instead. Thanks!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:35 PM

Thanks for your really detailed response Happy Now. It is a major gain, and I have VERY mad about it, I think your right about getting a hormonal tests done. And yes I do plan on cooking for myself again, it's so much healthier because you get to pick what oils you cook with and all that. And gut permeability? Hmm, I have gained around my middle most noticeably so I will look into that thank you. And yes weighing myself everyday does did used to really affect my mood, but my mom always taught me to so that I can always stay on top of my weight. Actually i'm 5"1 and 3/4 so almost 5"2, so -

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:39 PM

Thanks for your really detailed response Happy Now. It is a major gain, and I have been VERY mad about it, I think your right about getting hormonal tests done. And yes I do plan on cooking for myself again, it's so much healthier because you get to pick what oils you cook with and all that. And gut permeability? Hmm, I have gained around my middle most noticeably so I will look into that thank you. And yes weighing myself everyday did used to really affect my mood, but my mom always taught me to so that I can always stay on top of my weight. Actually i'm 5"1 and 3/4 so almost 5"2, so

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:37 PM

Thanks for your really detailed response Happy Now. It is a major gain, and I have been VERY mad about it, I think your right about getting a hormonal tests done. And yes I do plan on cooking for myself again, it's so much healthier because you get to pick what oils you cook with and all that. And gut permeability? Hmm, I have gained around my middle most noticeably so I will look into that thank you. And yes weighing myself everyday does did used to really affect my mood, but my mom always taught me to so that I can always stay on top of my weight. Actually i'm 5"1 and 3/4 so almost 5"2, so

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:39 PM

I don't think thats the issue :/ and thank you I can't afford a therapist for that so I just have to keep trying to be positive with myself. I really do appreciate all you thoughts ! Thank you!!!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on December 10, 2012
at 07:37 PM

I don't think thats the issue :/ and thank you I can't afford a therapist for that so I just have to keep trying to be positive with myself. I really do appreciate all you thoughts ! Thank you!!!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on December 10, 2012
at 08:11 PM

I don't know if this appeals to you at all, but there is sort of a DIY way around therapy if you are trying to break through patterns that might be holding you back. I had amazing success with meditation when I was caught in some self destructive patterns in my late 20's. It doesn't have to be fancy, new agey, or woo woo, just set aside 5-20 minutes most days to be with your thoughts and observe them without identifying with them. Some people like to think of it like watching a river flow by. I found it a really good way to get to the root things I was doing unconsciously and let them go.

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:37 PM

I don't think thats the issue :/ and thank you I can't afford a therapist for that so I just have to keep trying to be positive with myself. I really do appreciate all you thoughts ! Thank you!!!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on December 10, 2012
at 07:42 PM

I don't think thats the issue :/ and thank you I can't afford a therapist for that so I just have to keep trying to be positive with myself. I really do appreciate all your thoughts ! Thank you!!!

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on December 10, 2012
at 08:47 PM

My mom taught me to weigh myself every day too, I think all women of their generation did that, and it made them feel bad. I think that insanity should stop with our generation. It is like watching a stock price hourly instead getting the big picture by checking on it quarterly. You'll just increase your stress hormones, and that alone can halt weight loss. Whether you are 115 or 140 at 5'2", using the very crude BMI you are still in the normal range (BMI has some serious limitations, like if you are muscular it means nada). If tracking something makes you feel good, measure your waist.

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on December 10, 2012
at 06:12 PM

Impossible? No c'mon, that's ridiculous.

If you stop eating, you'll lose all the weight you want, thyroid be damned.

  1. Gandhi - guy totally leaned out on a no food diet

  2. Christian Bale - had either a can of tuna or an apple each day, turned into The Machinist, then he ate more things and turned into Batman

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