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1/29/11 7:22 P

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Many of the foods on that "no-no" list are among my favorites. emoticon I have also found that the only way I can lose weight is high protein, low carbs. The South Beach diet has been best for me, but avoiding all those foods on the list and staying with South Beach is going to be a real challenge.

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1/26/11 3:58 P

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My doctor did not tell me not to eat any foods other than to take my medicine on an empty stomach and wait 30 minutes or so before I eat. I did gain some weight when my thyroid was low but I believe it was partly fluid retention because I quickly lost about ten pounds as soon as I started with thyroid meds. The remaining 17 pounds I gained because I didn't have the energy to do much and also I didn't feel well. I guess my thyroid was low for a couple years. I thought it was menopause or that I had problems with low blood sugar. I mostly try to eat healthy...I avoid processed foods and try to eat whole foods like lean meat, fresh or frozen veggies, whole grains, fresh fruit, low fat dairy products, lots of leafy greens. I realised a long time ago that I have a problem with eating high carb foods like noodles, biscuits,white bread, mac and cheese so I avoid those mostly because they make me sleepy.

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1/15/09 2:08 P

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Wow, I just learned today while doing some research that soy isn't good for someone with Hypothyroidism. I have been consuming a lot of soy products lately because I've recently become "mostly" vegan (cutting out all animal products, but occassionally (twice a month) eating a fresh piece of meat--nothing processed/ground).

I also have a ton of allergies, and my doctor recommended I avoid foods that may contain yeast or mold. And I have OAS (oral allergy syndrome), so I tend to avoid apples, bananas, and many nuts because they make my mouth, lips, throat sore or itchy.

I, too, sometimes wonder what we ARE supposed to eat. My staples include: potatoes, brown rice, garlic, lettuce, onions, zucchini/yellow squash, tomatoes, lots of herbs, cilantro, green beans, beans, rice or hemp milk, beets, citrus fruits, olive oil, and flax seeds.

I cheat by eating processed foods sometimes, and they always make me feel awful, so I have yet to determine if these foods are actually the perfect combination for me.

Anyone else notice a similar thing? That almost all foods make you feel bad in some way?

I haven't read Mary's book, but it sounds like a good one!

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1/15/09 10:30 A

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I found Mary's book very helpful as well..... One thing I have noticed is that I can lose weight on a higher protein low refined carb meal plan.

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1/12/09 12:23 P

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I bought Mary's book on weight loss too. I also get an email newsletter from her. I have found the book helpful. She also lists different vitamin supplements that may be helpful to those of us who are hypo..I have tried several different things, the key word being may. I think we are all different so we each have to figure out what works for us, I think the book is a good way to start.

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1/11/09 7:18 P

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I have both those books by Mary J. Shomon. Very good information. It talks about what different types of diets work for different people. I am one that has to watch my carbs to lose anything, but others are different. You should definitely check out those books.

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1/11/09 12:32 P

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The same author, Mary J. Shomon has another book called, "Living Well With Hypothyroidism" that is also very helpful.

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1/11/09 11:16 A

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I will have to buy this book right away, since I eat a lot of the foods you have listed!

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1/11/09 12:17 A

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thank you so much i have been thinking im eating healthy. soy , boca and lots of veggies and had no clue . any other suggestions are always welcome .

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1/10/09 11:46 P

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I recently bought a book called "The Thyroid Diet." It lists the following foods to avoid: Soy, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage, kale, radishes, watercress, kohlrabi, millet, mustard, rutabaga, turnips, horseradish, corn, peaches, strawberries, peanuts, walnuts, mustard greens, bok choy, and canola oil. My kitchen was full of these foods and I could not figure out why I was gaining weight instead of losing weight. I started losing weight once I began eliminating these foods from my diet. I eat other vegetables such as squash, eggplant, and green beans now.

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1/10/09 9:31 P

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Hi im new and very confused im just starting meds 3 weeks now 50 mcg of Levothyroxine. im reading a lot and it seems there are a lot of foods you should not eat . i was eating alot of soy products did not know i should'nt be. does anyone know the good and bads .
are there any diets to follow . please help


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