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5:2 diet and under active thyroid

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veneeroftheweek Fri 30-Mar-18 10:18:40

I'm just reading the Fast Diet book and am interested in giving it a try, partly for weight loss but also for the potential health benefits. It seems to be beneficial for immune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and I wondered what, if any, effect it might have on under active thyroid.

I know it's harder to lose weight with an under active thyroid and I've also read that an ultra low carb diet isn't good in that case.

Is anyone on here trying it who has the same condition? How did you find it?

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loopymum69 Sun 08-Apr-18 21:27:45

I've found that with an under active thyroid the best thing I've done is go gluten free! (I have been diagnosed with coeliacs as it comes hand in hand with thyroid disease) I've tried sticking to a 5:2 type diet but it's not substantial enough I find myself too tired! I try my hardest to eat a lot of fruit and veg and as little carbs as possible and it's worked well so far! I dropped a stone really quick when I did that!

veneeroftheweek Sun 08-Apr-18 22:19:05

I tried gluten free for a few weeks but didn't really notice any change. Did you feel better on it as well as losing weight? I wonder if I should have given it a bit longer.

I'm curious as to whether the health benefits of fasting will impact on my thyroid, so think I'll give it a try and see what my blood results are in a couple of months.

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veneeroftheweek Sun 08-Apr-18 22:24:34

That was a silly question. I've just re read and I'm sure you must have felt better once you got on top of your diagnosis. Coeliac is tough isn't it. I know friends who were so ill before they were diagnosed.

I keep reading about thyroid and leaky gut syndrome and wondering whether it applies to me. I feel doubtful as I never get any of the gut problems that many thyroid sufferers complain of.

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