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How to reduce weight with normal thyroid levels?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: After T3-T4-TSH test, the report is suggesting thyronormalcy . As per the report
T3 : 68 for ref range of 60-200(ng/dl)
T4 : 11.1 4.5-12(ug/dl)
TSH : 3.00 0.30-5.5(uIU/ml)
but still I am gaining weight . My name is XXXXXXX I am 40 years old home maker. Now my weight is 84.5 kgs and height of 5.4 inches. Please suggest me what should I DO TO LOSE MY WEIGHT ?
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Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (1 hour later)
Brief answer.....you need disciplined dietary control measures along with disciplined and regular exercises regime.
Detailed answer....
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
With normal thyroid levels,the only way to reduce your weight is perfect diet control with regular aerobic exercises.
If you consume more calories in a day than you need, your body stores the excess as fat, which causes weight gain -- approximately 1 lb. of fat per 3,500 extra calories. To lose 1 lb. a week, you need to reduce your calorie intake by about 500 calories per day. 
Routine exercise, along with a nutritious, low-calorie diet, can increase your calorie burn and keep your weight loss on track. 
Things to be avoided are sugar,sugary drinks,sweets,deep fried foods,junk foods,saturated and transfats etc.It is a long list.
Since you are overweight by around 25 to 30 kgs,it would be very difficult to  achieve this target of your own.
The best would be to take the help of a dietician and a physical trainer.
These professionals can help you determine realistic weight-loss goals and identify a diet and exercise routine that fits your current health status and lifestyle.
I hope it helps,however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (11 hours later)
which medicine should I use now ???? Now can I use Thyronorm 25mcg ?? At present I am using 50mcg
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Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (10 minutes later)
Hello,
Since your report has been normalised by the use of 50mcg of thyroxine,you have to continue the same 50 mcg dose.
Any reduction of dose would result in hypothyroid status again.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How to reduce weight with normal thyroid levels?

Brief answer.....you need disciplined dietary control measures along with disciplined and regular exercises regime. Detailed answer.... Hello, Thanks for the query. With normal thyroid levels,the only way to reduce your weight is perfect diet control with regular aerobic exercises. If you consume more calories in a day than you need, your body stores the excess as fat, which causes weight gain -- approximately 1 lb. of fat per 3,500 extra calories. To lose 1 lb. a week, you need to reduce your calorie intake by about 500 calories per day.  Routine exercise, along with a nutritious, low-calorie diet, can increase your calorie burn and keep your weight loss on track.  Things to be avoided are sugar,sugary drinks,sweets,deep fried foods,junk foods,saturated and transfats etc.It is a long list. Since you are overweight by around 25 to 30 kgs,it would be very difficult to  achieve this target of your own. The best would be to take the help of a dietician and a physical trainer. These professionals can help you determine realistic weight-loss goals and identify a diet and exercise routine that fits your current health status and lifestyle. I hope it helps,however you may revert to me for any further query. Best of luck Thanks