Any tips for loosing with a disease?

A couple of months ago I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, which apparently is responsible for my weight problem, since I used to be really healthy. I've tried a few different things, and the only thing that seems to work is the HCG diet, but my doctor doesn't want me to use it. Any tips on loosing weight? Eating healthy and less, and exercise just doesn't seem to be cutting it.


  • ILiftHeavyAcrylics
    ILiftHeavyAcrylics Posts: 27,732 Member
    I don't know about hypothyroidism, but I have lupus and it definitely affects my weight loss goals. I've found that the best thing for me is to be content with setting small, obtainable goals. For example, I'm never going to be able to run. With my damaged joints and lungs, it just won't happen. But I can commit to walk 30 minutes every day. After I get up to doing that without too much trouble I'll up it to 40 minutes. But it wouldn't be realistic to set a goal to run a marathon and if I do that I'm setting myself up to fail.

    I can also focus on what I put in my body since exercise isn't as flexible for me as it is for others. I can focus on eating better, healthier foods at controlled portions. I am on disability so I have more time to cook healthy meals. So figure out what goals you'll be able to keep long term and come to terms with the fact that you do have a more challenging road than some others. That just means the success will be that much sweeter when you get there. Try to be patient. My husband's entire family did HCG and I can tell you that it's NOT what it's cracked up to be. Your doctor is right-- slow and steady is the way to go.
  • Ruzuki
    Ruzuki Posts: 136 Member
    The HCG worked really well for me, I managed to loose 50 pounds in two rounds of it. My doctor doesnt even know what it is...

    But your right, I should try to just set small goals for myself. I think Ill work on eat healthier (at least on weekends, being a working college student). I love cooking when I have the time for it.
  • ILiftHeavyAcrylics
    ILiftHeavyAcrylics Posts: 27,732 Member
    The problem I see with it (HCG) is that it takes multiple rounds to maintain your losses. Everyone I know who has done it has had to have more and more shots the longer they do it, which means more and more money. Plus they've all developed sugar intolerance and hair loss.

    Just try to go easy on yourself and remember that you're changing your life, so it doesn't have to be all at once. You should still be able to enjoy things and eat more than 500 calories per day. Try just a few simple changes at a time and make sure you celebrate every victory, no matter how small. Not with food though-- figure out what your "currency" is. For me it's clothes-- if I hit certain goals I reward myself with new shoes or some nice lingerie. I wish you lots of success-- you might try searching for a hyperthyroid group or support forum to get some more specific tips.