[4/4] Underlying “non-food” reasons for weight gain – Underactive Thyroid

Jun 29, 2022

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Today’s episode brings us to the end of my four-part series on reasons why you might be struggling to lose weight. Today I am talking about a subject that I have first-hand experience of, which is an underactive thyroid.

Thyroid symptoms can affect us in so many different ways which can make it hard to get a correct diagnosis and work out the treatment you need – it certainly took a considerable amount of time for me to get the help I needed. When visiting the doctor, you may end up with a short-term solution to one of the symptoms (such as constipation, low mood, or weight gain) but that’s not dealing with the long-term root cause. 

It is really complex which is why I want to share my experience of what I went through so you can get the help you may need. In this episode, I explain what to look out for, how to get a diagnosis, and the potential need for medication. I also share my diet and lifestyle tips that I find help to successfully manage my condition.

“Thyroid issues can often be misdiagnosed because your thyroid hormone is responsible for so many different processes inside the body.” 

- Lauren Gayfer


In This Episode:

  • Learn the surprising ways thyroid issues can affect us which make it so hard to diagnose.
  • Understand some simple science to give you the confidence to ask for investigation into the root cause of your symptoms.
  • Learn about my own journey with getting the right diagnosis and finding a treatment that worked for me.
  • Discover changes I made to my diet that helped me manage my underactive thyroid.
  • Try some simple lifestyle tips that can help improve your overall health.


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