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This review is from: The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss (Paperback)I was extremely disappointed with this book. It is about how to know if you have hypo- thyroid, (why would you buy it if you didn't know) how to get doctors to give you the appropriate tests, and then how hard it is to loose weight if you are hypothyroid. I expected a book that described types of food or exercise that would be helpful for people who have hypothyroid. Instead, this author basically said,' Different diets work for different people, try Atkins, weight watchers, counting calories, whatever you think might work, and stick to whatever works for you'
Thanks for the tip! I never would have thought of that.
The bottom line is: Don't bother getting this book.
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Initial post: Mar 13, 2010 12:59:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jul 5, 2010 9:39:29 PM PDT
I bought the book and agree with you it wasn't worth buying. What a let down! BTW I took the book back.
Posted on Jul 5, 2010 6:27:17 AM PDT
Yeah, agreed here too.
Posted on Aug 6, 2010 2:16:55 PM PDT
Hmm. THe people who gave it 5 stars had success, and their reviews had lots of specifics about how they applied the knowledge in the book.
Posted on Nov 29, 2010 8:14:42 PM PST
The correct word is "lose", not "loose".
Posted on Oct 11, 2011 10:04:29 AM PDT
Thanks I almost bought this book but decided to read the reviews. Exactly what I'm not looking for, another book to describe hypothyroidism and how it's treated. I have read so much material about hypothyroidism treatment ,test, symptoms, ect. I have enough info. I know what it is, I have been diagnosed and I'm a very informed patient. I keep myself informed. What I need is an actual diet plan, day by day, diet plan that works ( not a magic cure all diet, I know there is no such thing, but a place to start) for hypothyroid, not another lesson on hypothyroidism ! Thanks for helping me save my money. Please, anyone, if you find a book with an actual safe diet plan for hypothyroidism, please let me know via this post!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2011 7:08:12 PM PDT
Linda C. Helm says:
Thank you for being another voice that sounds like mine! I really want to know what is the best diet for this condition! If ANYONE has advice, please post!!:)
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2011 4:48:25 AM PDT
You're welcome! I wish I had some advice for you too! It's frustrating! I went on a 1,200 calorie a day diet and my thyroid numbers were off the chart within a month. Be careful about cutting to many calories at once, it can exacerbate the condition. Good Luck !!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2011 5:51:25 AM PST
Trina A. Stout says:
Have you discovered any books yet that have a good diet and exercise plan to follow for hypothyroidism? I was recently diagnosed and am desperate to find something because of weight gain and being completely exhausted.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2011 6:59:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2011 7:02:48 AM PST
I know what you are going through!!!!!! No, unfortunately, I have not found a sound diet plan or any book which actually outlines a plan. I found a lot of advice on what not to eat and supplements. Not an actual plan. One thing I know for sure is to stay away from any soy product. Supplements (for me) everyone is different were a big waste of money and I gave them a good chance-stayed on them for months. Even though I had not been 'officially' diagnosed until; Sept. I knew what I had, as I had hyperthyroid in 2009 and had most of my thyroid removed. I have halted the weight gain, simply by walking on a treadmill 15 min. a day at a quick pace. But CANNOT lose a lb. I am into my 5th weeks of treatment with Synthyroid and barely feeling any difference-very slight. Dr. said it could take up to 8 weeks to get the full effect. I am not on a generic. Try to stay on name brand thyroid med. Whatever it is that they put you on. It doesn't make a difference usually with reg. med. but with thyroid med. ( it is a hormone) you really should stick with the name brand. you'll get tons of advice online...but I have yet to come across an actual daily/weekly diet plan!! Good Luck!!
Posted on Aug 7, 2012 12:27:37 PM PDT
Thanks Nxxxx, The book was worthless, and so is her blog that keeps advertising "7 weight loss solutions" for hypothyroidism. After wading through about 9 different pages, you are told to "buy her book!" Well, the weight loss solutions aren't there either. You also notice that she never reveals what "she did" and she has dropped a lot of weight from her earlier pictures. Please, fellow thyroid sufferers, don't waste your time, hopes & hard earned money with this book. You've read it and tried it all before!!