Hello Hello Hello, Stef again, back with another chapter in understanding my thyroid.
Now I must admit, there have been many times where I did something and when I wasn't achieving the results I wanted I resulted to using my underactive thyroid as the reason why.
I started to look more into the best ways to manage my condition and to achieve my goals, and came across many articles that highlighted common myths you read about Hypothyroid is just that a Myth.
Here are a few most common myths
You can't lose weight with Hypothyroidism
Now this one has been my biggest struggle, watch what you eat, don't eat certain foods, workout more. and quite frankly it's trying and some days I'm focused others not so much, and when I'm not seeing or seeing small results it can be disheartening, so seeing this really assured that its time to kick my ass into gear.
If your thyroid hormone dosage is appropriate, you should not have a tougher time shedding weight. Part of this myth lies in the fact that weight gain is a sensitive topic. But if you're adequately placed on thyroid hormone, you're on the same playing field.
You can manage hypothyroidism with diet
Diet alone cannot regulate the problems of the thyroid. Thyroid medicine helps bring hormone production to a normal level. Eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of vitamins and minerals is still important to your overall health.
Diet can often cure what ails you, but that simply isn't the case with hypothyroidism. Although diet alone can’t improve thyroid function, eating a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet can help improve your overall health.
Hypothyroidism means constant fatigue
Fatigue is a very common complaint among people with hypothyroidism, but it's also a very common complaint in people without the condition, One of the early signs of hypothyroidism is fatigue and lack of energy due to slowed metabolism. But once properly treated, your energy levels should return to normal. If you're still struggling with fatigue despite proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise, talk to your doctor about having your thyroid hormone levels tested.
You'll need to increase your Iodine
Most people do not have an iodine deficiency. Supplementation is usually not necessary (and can have negative consequences). Don’t take iodine supplements without your doctor’s advice.
This really spiked my interest cause I started to really believe that having this condition would really hinder me and I would have to pay extra attention to everything I do, but this has just highlighted to me that as long take my prescribed medicine I shouldn't have a harder time than most people. So now its time to stop looking for excuses and own up to my S**t... What a wake-up call.
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