I decided to look around a bit for some info on hypothyroidism (overactive) and was concerned mainly about weightloss. I have been carrying around an extra 5-10kgs that I would rather have off me and was looking to see what I could do considering the thyroid is kaput.
I found this and I hope it may be useful for you...
I got this from http://thyroid.about.com/cs/dietweig...ngweight_2.htm if you need any more info....It seems likely that hypothyroidism, with its penchant for slowing down everything else in our systems right down to our cells, slows down our body's ability to process carbohydrates and our cell's ability to absorb blood sugar. Hence, the carbohydrates we could eat pre-thyroid problems now are too much for our systems to handle. So excess carbohydrates equals excess insulin equals excess weight. Plus, the fun side effects of blood sugar swings (tiredness, dizziness, fatigue, exhaustion, hunger, etc.) that we may be mistaking as thyroid symptoms and our doctors say can't possibly be.
Does anyone else have any suggestions or advice??