Hi! I just recently joined 3FC after lurking for awhile. I've done calorie counting, mostly in the form of WW, over and over again and I always fall off the wagon. I'm a married SAHM of a 2 year old boy and I do not want to be an overweight mom.
I feel like calorie counting encourages me to eat processed food as opposed to real food and I am constantly hungry. I have hypothryoidism (controlled and medicated) and have been doing some research into low carb + hypo and from what I've read eating 100-150 grams of carbs a day seems to be a good starting point for me. I think it's doable, but I really have no idea if it's considered low carb. So really, I think what I'm trying is to be more carb conscious. I've also read, but never been told by my doctor, that low carb in general is beneficial to those with hypo as long as you don't go so low that it whacks out your thyroid. Honestly I am so overwhelmed with information about inflammation and autoimmune disorders, low carb, ketosis, etc. that I'm still trying to take it all in.
I've been using LoseIt! off and on for awhile now, but usually don't pay that much attention to anything other than the calories number. I'm going to be a bit more vigilant about planning meals and snacks and trying to find foods that will keep me full. After looking back through my food logs it seems like I'm eating around 200 carbs on a good day when I stay on track. On a day where I binge in the afternoon.....well, I'm not sure I want to know that number.
If anyone has any tips, suggestions, or other insight into hypothyroidism and low carb I'd love to hear it!