Hey, there! Dr. Alan Christianson here. How do you lose weight when you have thyroid disease? This is an important subject, as so many have struggled with problems from their thyroid, leading to challenges with weight. For no real reason, they began gaining weight. Although they were eating well and staying active, the pounds stayed on. For some people, the answer is getting the right treatment – being on the best medicine and the best amount.
If you are on synthetic thyroid medicine, sometimes just changing to natural can be a big factor. We did a little study, showing how many calories you burn at rest. The study showed the amount you burn can be 300 calories higher when you are on natural thyroid versus being on synthetic thyroid. So, if you have not made that change, it is one to consider. It can be an easy thing that frees up a lot of fuel in your body. That 300 calories per day, if all things are equal, can be a pound of fat loss every 10 days without changing anything you do. So, that is cool!