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29 Nov 2004

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Hello Doc
Thanks again for replying to my questions.

I went for the blood tests:

1. Glucose level is normal

2. Insulin level is normal (not resistant to insulin)

3. Female hormones is normal (according to the dr the cycle is regular)

4. My thyriod is now overactive and not underactive anymore.

The dr suggested that I lower the medication to only one a day.

But doc won't I lose weight now much faster now that the thyriod is overactive?

Can I go on a diet now, will the diet work this time?

Doc can you please suggest a diet that I can follow together with a diet pill?

Thanks again for a great website!!!!!

thank you

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Amanda
Glad to hear that most of your tests were positive and that you are not insulin resistant (which is a tricky condition to treat). Theoretically you should lose weight if your thyroid is overactive. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘The right approach' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). You may have noticed that I am not in favour of diet pills and potions as they can cause a variety of negative side-effects and cost a lot of money. You could try a chromium supplement such as Pranavite, as chromium at a dose of about 200 microgram a day (not more) does help with regulating blood sugar levels and prevents hunger pangs.
I sincerely hope that you do achieve weight loss this time around.
Best regards
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