I got to this forum off the Sugar Busters site, and I'm assuming it's a SB forum?
I've been trying to follow Atkins. I've been eating about 30 - 40 gms carbs/day and lots of fat.
I've only lost 5 lbs.
I've struggled to lose 23 lbs over the last year, tortuously slow.
I'm thinking of reducing the amount of fat I eat and increasing the carbs.
I posted this on the Atkins forum and go shot down.
I have an underactive thryoid that I take medication for. I've read that when we go below 60 gms/carbs a day we decrease our thyroid hormone conversion.
I'm extremely frustrated and confused about what I should be eating to lose and maintain my loss. I'm a very active person, but even when we go on week long kayak trips, I gain weight. I gain about 5 lbs on every holiday then it takes me 2 months to lose it.
I feel doomed.
Do you think I should reduce my fat and eat a few more carbs to increase my available thyroid hormone?
I also don't lose anything if I eat much more than 60 gms a day.
I want off this merry go round and onto something I can do for life.
Can anyone help me??