Work with your health care provider to determine what type of medication is better for you, and also to find the optimal dose required.  W...

Work with your health care provider to determine what type of medication is better for you, and also to find the optimal dose required. 

While Levothyroxine is on average more effective, Armour is reportedly much better tolerated.
Base Meals Around Vegetables and Protein

If you want to lose weight with an underactive thyroid, these should be the foundation of almost every meal you make and plated first when serving.
Protein is paramount for weight loss. 

The main benefit of protein is that it’s much more satiating than both fat and carbs. That is, it has a unique ability to reduce appetite and therefore your overall caloric intake too.

Vegetables provide most vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients. The nutrient-density of meals is even more important for those with hypothyroidism and other autoimmune diseases, where nutrient absorption and deficiency are more common.

Emphasis goes to green leafy vegetables, mushrooms, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage.

Switch To Coconut Oil
Many oils – including the vegetable kind – contain long-chain fatty acids that promote weight gain and slow thyroid function.

Coconut oil, on the other hand, contains medium-chain fatty acids that actually boost thyroid function. This works against the trademark hypothyroidism weight gain factors like sluggish metabolism and high cholesterol.

Medium-chain fatty acids also improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance.

You can use coconut oil in your cooking or even eat it straight off a spoon. 

Doing the latter 20 minutes before a meal will help your body process it efficiently in a way that prevents fat buildup.

Try Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar may also help deal with hypothyroidism and weight gain.

A 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry reports that daily intake of vinegar leads to lower body weight, body mass index, visceral fat area, waist circumference and serum triglyceride levels.

Add 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water.
Mix in a little raw honey.
Drink this solution twice daily on a regular basis.
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  1. Is coconut oil really the best way to go to combat hypothyroidism and losing weight? Because it is really really bad for you, like similar to bacon fat. According to an advisory put out by the American Heart Association "... coconut oil is 82 percent saturated fat, and studies show it raises LDL “bad” cholesterol as much as butter, beef fat or palm oil. Canola oil, on the other hand, has only 7 percent saturated fat. All fats and oils have varying levels of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat."
    Advisory: http://news.heart.org/advisory-replacing-saturated-fat-with-healthier-fat-could-lower-cardiovascular-risks/
    Article: http://news.heart.org/saturated-fats-why-all-the-hubbub-over-coconuts/

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  3. still no answer if coconut oil is good/bad. i get coconut oil out of a bottle in liquid form is this better or worse than the solid stuff, there isn't the coconut taste either in the bottled variety.



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