So you faithfully took your thyroid hormone...and the weight doesn't come off.
So you get to a "normal" TSH level, try different medications, and lower-calorie, lower-fat diets and more intense exercise...and...you're not losing an ounce. Or worse yet, you're still gaining weight.
The doctor tells you that your weight problem doesn't have anything to do with your thyroid.
The reality: Many hypothyroid patients struggle with an inability to lose weight -- due to metabolic and hormonal factors that are related to the underlying thyroid problem.
Some of you have written me to say you've been following a 900-calorie a day diet, walking 3 miles a day, and not losing weight, and the doctor says, "Well, you just must be eating too much." I've even heard from a few personal trainers who worked out all day long, and followed very strict diets, and even THEY were gaining weight!
What can you do about this situation? Find out about three factors that may prevent you from losing weight if you're hypothyroid -- and what to do about them.