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Unread 12-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
faraday48
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Weight Loss against Health Obstacles

Okay, I feel a little weird putting this out here, but I'm hoping maybe someone can help.

I suffer from a thyroid condition which makes weight loss very difficult and weight gain near effortless. I also have an extreme vitamin D deficiency which means intense joint pain (i.e. typical everyday walking is painful and stairs are impossible). This makes exercise very difficult beyond basic walk from point A to point B since one hour of exercise makes me near immobile the next 3 days.

As for food, I have almost no appetite and feel sick on my stomach every time I eat, so I usually eat only one or two small meals a day.

I've been to the doctor and am being treated as much as I can be, but I am very unhappy with my increasing weight and want to get back down to a healthy weight again. However I'm not sure how to do that since I can't exactly cut back on food or add more exercise due to my health issues.

Any advice?
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Unread 12-06-2012, 10:38 PM   #2
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Conventional advice doesn't work when there's a thyroid problem. Pretty much you have to get that settled first and you have to address this with your doctor.

So, if you're already consulting your doctor which I get the impression you are, keep doing what you're doing.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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yeah, that's sort of what I was afraid that, I've been struggling with this since I was 13 and it doesn't appear its going to settle any time soon either, but I don't want to spend the next 8 years still feeling uncomfortable in my own skin, you know? But it seems like I'm doomed to be helpless to change that anytime soon :-/
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Unread 12-07-2012, 12:21 AM   #4
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I am doing low carb and from the podcasts that I listen to, they sometimes address thyroid problems. I think a low carb diet helps though I am not too sure as I didn't really pay attention when the podcasts mentioned them.

I don't think I can post links but I can refer terms for you to google
I listen to podcasts from Jimmy Moore's Livin' La Vida Low Carb
Episode 460: Dr. Joni Labbe talks about Thryoid
Episode 10: All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 101) | Chris Kresser

You might want to download a good video player like VLC or GOM player so you can fast play the audio. It'll save you some time =D. I usually set it to x1.5.

Hope this helps
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Unread 12-07-2012, 12:24 AM   #5
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Essentially what rndmguy said, but I am going to add on. Can you swim? I imagine that it would be a fairly low intensity exercise, but still be enough to get you fit. Also, try squats while you are in the water to strength train. Aqua-aerobics are often prescribed to those who normally have issues like that.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 12:53 AM   #6
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I am on low carb and from the podcasts that I listen to they address thyroid problems.

I don't think I can post links, here are terms you can google:
From Jimmy Moore's Livin' La Vida Low Carb

Episode 460: Dr. Joni Labbe talks about Thryoids
Episode 10: 10: All Things Thyroid (Thyroid 101) | Chris Kresser

Use a good video player like VLC for speeding up the audio I do like x1.5.

Sorry for double post. I thought my first post wouldn't show up cause I used quick reply. I can't seem to find the delete button.

Last edited by SeriousTyro : 12-07-2012 at 02:01 PM. Reason: double post. admin please delete.
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