Is it true that eating VLC or Zero Carb will cause my T3 levels to plummet and raise my Reverse T3 levels?
And if so, will this bring weight loss to a screeching halt?
Again, if so, what do I do about it? Eat 50 grams of carbs per day? 25? None?
asked bypaleohacks (78467)
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on September 20, 2011
at 12:17 AM
Some folks seem to really do okay on VLC diets. A few anyway. Not all though - not even most.
I think Paul Jaminet makes a good case for ingesting around 100g of starch per day. At first I couldn't do it - triggered binge-y behavior. I kept trying though, occasionally, and now I can do it without issue. Every day.
Per the PHD's version of paleo, I don't count non-starchy veggie carbs, just the starchy ones. I eat lots of veggies, organs (not just liver), fish etc.
If you supply your body with sufficient nutrients, your thyroid will have the substrate to get the job done. If you are short on substrate (iodine, selenium, various cofactors), problems ensue.