Most of the people coming to me either online or in the office complain of gaining weight and often they attribute to weight gain to issues with their thyroid.
It has been shown time and time again that issues with thyroid function can cause weight gain and make it VERY difficult to lose weight.
The issue is often even after treatment of thyroid issues, people still have the weight gain.
There was a study performed several years ago. This is from an exerpt on hypothyroidism treatment:
“October 16, 2013 — Decreased thyroid function, or hypothyroidism, is commonly associated with weight gain. But contrary to popular belief, effective treatment with levothyroxine (LT4) to restore normal thyroid hormone levels is not associated with clinically significant weight loss in most people. The study that led to this surprising finding will be presented by researchers from Boston University Medical Center at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association, October 16-20, 2013, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.”
The study showed that even after treatment was given to patients to attempt to correct their thyroid function – they did not lose the weight.
So why did this occur?
We’ve discussed this time and time again that ALL THYROID ISSUES ARE NOT THE SAME!!!
The primary treatment for hypothyroidism is the use of Levothyroxine or T4.
Once patient’s are treated with T4 there is usually an increase in the lab findings for TSH. And, as many of you know – as soon as TSH levels are “within normal limits” – YOU’RE CURED!!!
You are told by your doctor – your levels are normal – your hypothyroidism is CURED!!
That could NOT be further from the truth.
If you’ve read our report on the subtypes of hypothyroidism – there are SEVERAL ways your TSH levels could be normal but you would still be suffering with hypothyroidism.
And if the hypothyroidism is NOT fixed – then the weight will NOT COME OFF!!!
So we’ve seen many patients in our offices or online, that continue to struggle with weight loss – UNTIL the cause of their hypothyroidism is found and addressed.
Then – almost like magic – the weight DISAPPEARS!!!
So if you’re struggling with weight issues – and you’ve already been told your thyroid issues are “under-control” – don’t you think it’s time for a second opinion?
Without truly addressing the underlying issue – the weight gain will continue to be a problem.
No matter how well you eat.
No matter how well you exercise.
No matter how “under control” your thyroid issue is.
If you don’t truly address the cause – the weight will stay.
I’d love to give you a magic pill that would address your issues and make everything better over-night, but that is just not the case.
The good news is that most of our clients and in-office patients are able to see SIGNIFICANT changes in their weight and health on our short 3 month wellness plan.
The reason it works is that it’s tailored for you.
Every person is unique – and if you’re not treated as a unique individual – you’ll always be missing out on the best you can be.
Stop the madness.
Schedule your time with our doctors and choose a plan that’s tailored for you.
You can get started right away and be on your way to a happier you before you know it.
There’s no need to struggle with weight issues any more.