What you should know: I believe in balancing health and happiness.
Semi-automatic rifles more deadly New research shows active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons. In November , during the fall semester of my senior year at college, I reached my goal weight. The website is full of good information and tons of motivation which I need and love!! I still got the "lets reduce your dose" line, but this time I am increasing the dose on my own, and my weight is dropping. With Nutrisystem I get access to the Nutrisystem website tools too. I just know so much weight is going to be lifted off of me and my family.
Yet experts agree - exercise must become part of your overall daily lifestyle. And starting the morning with exercise is the best habit of all.
But by starting your morning with physical activity , you set the day's pace, Bryant says. We can all relate to that -- because once the day gets going, it's hard to get off the treadmill called life. Research suggests that morning exercise improves sleep , a benefit that could also promote weight loss, Bryant tells WebMD. One study of overweight women between the ages of 50 to 75 showed that those who engaged in consistent morning exercise about four hours a week slept better than those who exercised less.
The evening exercisers had more trouble falling asleep - even if they fit in the four hours a week. Bryant explains the connection of sleep and weight loss: It is possible that by exercising in the morning -- instead of evening - the exercise affects the body's circadian rhythm your internal body clock so you get better-quality sleep.
Good sleep helps control the hormonal balance that helps control appetite. Brisk exercise an hour or more daily has helped more than 4, "successful losers" in The National Weight Control Registry -- they've all lost 30 pounds or more and kept it off for a year or longer.
Many of them break up their exercise into shorter spurts throughout the day instead of doing a single, marathon workout session. But if you're overweight , you're at risk for a heart attack. If you don't do something about your weight, it's indirect self-destructive behavior.
It's the same as smoking a pack of cigarettes daily. This has got to be the highest priority because it's your health. One way to make exercise a daily habit is to integrate your workout into your regular life, says Walter Thompson, PhD, professor of exercise physiology at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Physical activity - not just exercise per se -- can become part of your daily routine, Thompson tells WebMD. I talk more about integrating physical activity into your daily lifestyle. Take the stairs rather than the elevator. I have lost nine pounds since I started the diet. With Nutrisystem you get to chose from many foods that are already prepared for you. You also get a daily menu planner and a diary to log your success in. Nutrisystem also provides a website that includes articles, weight loss stories, blogs, chat rooms and a live counselor who is available 24 hours a day for support.
With the Nutrisystem plan I go online everyday and log onto Nutrisystem's website to see my progress. I also check the discussion group forums and talk to other men who are trying to lose weight. I enjoy using the Nutrisystem web site.
The Nutrisystem plan is so simple to follow. I really can not think of any other diet plan that is as simple to use as Nutrisystem.
The food Nutrisystem offers is also excellent. My favorite food from Nutrisystem is the beef stew. I love beef stew and I would not want to give it up for a diet. However, with Nutrisystem I do not have to give up beef stew because Nutrisystem offers a beef stew dinner. I have been on the plan for about one month now and have already lost seven pounds which wasn't happening with Bistro MD. I'm happy to say that losing weight has never been easier. The Nutrisystem plan is very easy to follow and simple to understand.
I get to eat three meals a day plus a snack and a dessert. As soon as I start to feel hungry I get to eat again. With Nutrisystem I get access to the Nutrisystem website tools too. The website is wonderful. I can log on and talk to other people from all over the world who are trying to lose weight.
The other people on the website inspire me to want to lose more weight and become even healthier. The people on the website inspire to me to stick with the plan until I reach my goal. It's a great support group. The Nutrisystem website also provides me with access to a counselor who is available 24 hours a day to chat with if I have any questions.
It's working for me and I know it will work for you too. Now if I can only get my wife on it. I need more support! I have been using Nutrisystem's plan for about two months now. I thought for sure when I started the plan that I would probably have at least one thing to complain about it; however, I was wrong. Nutrisystem truly is a great plan.
Any problems that you may read about online are obviously one off items and not a consistent trend. The basic plan is extremely easy to follow. It comes with specific instructions on how to follow it. It also comes with some great dieting tools. The best part of the plan is that it comes with healthy foods that are already prepared for me to eat. Food wise, I love the vegetable beef soup; it is one of my favorite things to eat for lunch.
I love to eat the chili with beans for dinner. So far, I love all of the foods I've tried. I haven't found one that wasn't edible. Even the desserts and snacks taste darn good. And unlike other diets, with Nutrisystem I don't crave junk food because I get a treat everyday in the meal plan: I have needed to lose weight for quite awhile and am just glad that I'm finally doing something about it.
I am very satisfied with the basic plan. Like most guys I know, I love to eat! I was always afraid of going on a hard core diet plan because I did not want to give up great tasting foods. With the Nutrisystem plan I have not had to give up any of my usual great tasting foods.
Hats off to Nutrisystem for figuring out how to get great tasting food in a small package that is so easy to prepare - just stick it in the microwave and you're eating in 5 minutes. So far, my favorite is the mushroom risotto, the chicken with dumplings, and the chili with beans, the flame broiled beef patty, the barbecue sauce pork wrap, the chocolate chocolate chip pudding, the chocolate crunch bar, the chocolate chip cookie, the creamy tomato sauce, the blueberry pancakes and the blueberry muffins.
I could go on and on about the rest of Nutrisystem's dishes but I'm making myself hungry ;- I enjoy eating all of Nutrisystem's foods. I do not think I have found a food that I did not like yet.
Do not be afraid of having to give up eating great food because you're still going to get great food with Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem is a great diet plan for anyone - especially men.
I get to eat great food that is already prepared for me everyday. All I have to do is follow the basic directions for following the plan and eat the Nutrisystem foods. The best part about the Nutrisystem plan is that I lost seven pounds since I started it a month ago. Nutrisystem also supplies its members with a member website. The website helps individuals on the plan stay motivated.
The website is a place where anyone who is on the plan can go for support. I enjoy logging onto the website and seeing the progress that I have made. I also enjoy reading inspiring stories from others on the Nutrisystem plan that have lost weight. Luckily though, Nutrisystem offers many different foods to choose from. Nutrisystem is also adding new food items to the menu all of the time. Always good to keep the variety up.
The Nutrisystem plans foods are also healthy. Nutrisystem has empowered me to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. As an added bonus, I now do all the cooking for my girlfriend, which has really helped our love life. After all, who can't throw an extra dish in the microwave for 5 minutes? Give it a try guys and I expect your girlfriend will be just as happy as mine is. I have lost 20 pounds in three months and haven't been exercising at all.
Just like their marketing says, the plan really does allow you to eat healthy while losing weight. The foods are very easy to clean up when I am finished also. Just throw the microwave safe container in the trash. What more could you ask for? I take my frozen lunch with me to work and I can get more work done while losing weight!
The plan is also very simple to follow, just follow their instructions. Don't deviate by eating snickers bars, okay?! Stay away from those evil vending machines too! If you drink coffee, stop using creamer as I discovered I was drinking an extra calories a day in coffee creamer! The Nutrisystem plan is great for men who do not know how to cook and want to lose weight, feel healthier and eat healthier. Since starting the diet, I've lost 20 pounds and have started feeling good about my body again, which has helped my love life significantly.
My girlfriend can't keep her hands off of my new slimmer waist ;- She is so proud of me and she thinks I look great. Who would have thought I could eat healthy food that I do not have to prepare that I actually like?
I am a married man who needed to lose weight. My wife told me I should try Nutrisystem because I could lose weight while eating good tasting food. She also thought the plan sounded good because she would not have to cook special foods for me while I was dieting. I must say I am impressed with the Nutrisystem plan. Nutrisystem says they deliver a simple program with great tasting foods to help you lose weight. Nutrisystem is not lying when they say this. Nutrisystem's foods are delectable. I have never eaten healthy foods that tasted so good in all my life.
There are foods like buffalo wing pretzels, pulled pork wraps, cinnamon buns, pancakes and many other great tasting foods. The foods are not drab and boring like with Medifast which I tried last year. The foods are flavorful and delightful. I feel great and I am beginning to look great. My wife is enjoying the smaller me and I am enjoying the attention. Nutrisystem is a simple way to lose weight.
Fingers crossed I can keep it off when I go off of Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem is diet plan that allows a person to lose weight without having to think too much about it. I haven't tried any of the other plans, but I can tell you this, the basic plan is super easy to follow. It comes with diet tools that are easy to use and awesome tasting foods albeit frozen.
As they say in the support forum, it's all about taking it one day at a time and doing your best to stick with the meal plans and not deviate, which is hard to do if you have co-workers that want to eat out for lunch all the time.
The plan has helped me look better and feel great about myself. Losing weight has given me confidence that I had been lacking for awhile. I now feel confident at work and am ready for a career change. I have more confidence to ask women out on dates too. Well, at least online anyway. I owe my confidence to my weight loss and I owe my weight loss to Nutrisystem. If you're thinking about joining Nutrisystem, see if you can get your hands on one of their chocolate puddings.
Doctors always look at only the blood test and within the range. As long as you are within that range you are good and they don't really care about our symptoms. I was on only 10 milligrams , gained weight, stopped taking it and dropped 11lbs in two weeks, would rather be tired than feel miserable all the time when I was taking it. Yep, happened to me. I will tell you what I did but I am not sure it is safe for everyone.
I cranked up my T4 when I was on Levo, that enabled me to generate enough T3 to become "normal" again. I think I pushed myself into a little bit "Hyper" just a little bit because I didn't have to eat carefully, I didn't have to exercise , nothing, the weight just peeled off.
I felt normal for 2 years. Then something awful happened, my doctor retired and my next doctor who was an Endo said that my TSH was too low and told me to reduce my dose, I did as I was told I will never do that again! I still got the "lets reduce your dose" line, but this time I am increasing the dose on my own, and my weight is dropping. Doctors are hung up on this TSH reading and will not measure T3, the very hormone which will make us feel normal and give us the energy to move around and therefore not put on weight.
There are so many reports of these symptoms, I don't know why nothing changes. I have been on it about 8 months and i swear i'm gaining weight.
How is this possible. Will the weight gain slow down. I have been on Levo for approx 3 years. Never had a weight problem. Right away I began gaining weight and it is still climbing. I eat very little. I don't trust the medical profession anymore. It is big business and it all revolves around money. I am thinking of discontinuing this Med also. I feel it has screwed my system up. I need to get back to what is natural. Physicians don't want to take time from their busy schedule to listen to how you feel.
They know so much. I know my body pretty well. What works for one may not for another. He said, "I am talking. I have to now rely on my own intuition. Very sad what this industry has done to itself. I started taking my meds in , I started with Hyper thyroids and now I am Hypo I am still at and have been for years.
I did get to but gained my weight back quick. I have dieted, exercised, walked, and I can't seem to lose weight. I was never this big until I started taking these meds. I read someone else gained weight and they look like they were 6 months pregnant, that's how I look. My stomach is out there and it is uncomfortable and doesn't look right. I have decided to stop taking these meds at least for 6 months to see what happens.
If I lose weight, than I know it was the meds. I hope this helped. I went to my endocrinologist begging someone to answer why I sweat so severely and this year I can't tolerate heat. It makes me insane going out in oppressive heat. Never mind in six years going from to on the scale. He shook my hand and said, "your T4 is in a great range mcg of med.
Sorry your feeling loisy. Have you thought of losing weight? I replied, " not for the lack of trying. He said, " maybe you should try gastric by pass. There is nothing I can do for you. I wish you all the best. Needless to say he is not my doctor. But the kicker is that I am not allowed to going to any other doctor with the Froedtert systom because because they have this crazy rules.
I stupid is that. I take levothyroxine and Dr told me to lose weight. I've been on strict diet due to taking these pills I gained 25 lbs..
I was in years!! I don't want to take them. They stress me out trying to lose weight n I'm gaining. I am getting depressed if anything. Diagnosed 6 yrs ago hypothyroidism my Dr has increased my mcg to my weight has gone from to I stopped taking levo for several months and I lost a few pounds. Decided to see an endocrinologist and see if there were other problems, all she did was check thyroid put me back on levo and I gained 5 more pounds.
I hate this medication. I am going back to all natural way, again. My Dr said I would be so tired bc my thyroid levels would be low. Well I am fine. Will check back in 2 months to update. All I can say is if you are considering quitting the drug The exact same thing has happened to me, I exercise, eat right, and the scale won't budge. I am also extremely fatigued and tried, so the other I decided to stop taking this med and this is my second day off and boy the energy I have.
I will be anxious to see if the weight comes off, went from to I am happy to report that since March my weight has gone from down to I do exercise and watch what I eat. I take daily vitamins and B12 which was recommended when I was diagnosed. I am not tired as doctor predicted. I wish everyone luck if you get off this evil medication. I'm in a similar situation - can you share how long it took to lose weight gained on Synthroid and any special things you did to get there?
I stopped taking med in March. I exercise 3 or 4 times week on my Gazelle for 30 minutes. I drink lots of water, no sodas and ocassionally tea.
I have lost 5 more lbs since July. My pregnant looking belly is GONE!!! She started at 50mcg then to 75mcg and stayed there until last year. Almost immediately she started to gain weight rapidly She has gained between 25 to 30 lbs mainly in her middle and has a belly which she never had before Her T3 was in range but on low end of range but her GP refused to add T3 or put her on dessicated. The GP is her primary care Dr. I should her this site with so many having same issue.
She went off levo for two weeks and started to lose weight and puffy face started to go away. Then someone at work scared her with horror stories of what can happen when you stop taking She has started to gain again.
Please someone tell me if she can safely go off You probably should talk to your daughter's GP before going off the meds. My GP approved me weaning off because I was borderline low to begin with and did not feel better.
I had the same symptoms as your daughter. I gained about 15 pounds in 3 weeks with no diet or exercise change after starting Synthroid and Cytomel. I also was so bloated that I looked pregnant and my face was puffy - particularly under my eyes. My GP had me take meds every other day for a week, then take half dose every other day for a week, then stop. To be honest, I was so eager to get off the meds that I weaned over about 5 days instead of 2 weeks.
It's been 3 weeks since I took my last dose. I haven't weighed myself yet, but I feel loads better and less bloated, and my clothes are almost fitting. I would guess that I've lost pounds in the last 2 weeks. I still have a ways to go but am very careful with my diet and exercising a lot.
My GP also advised that I work to detox to get the meds out of my system faster. The plan is to do bloodwork again in about 2 months to see how my body has reacted to no meds.
Unless it's really bad I'm not going back on meds. I hate this medicine as well, I've gained weight and I'm always tired I'm getting off this medicine pronto!
Weight is down to , slow process but I am losing it despite what my Dr said. For any of you that have problems with feeling tired, try taking time release B mcg. And be sure you take time release. If I miss one day I really feel it. Good Luck to all that decide to get off this horrible drug!!! I feel that I made the best choice for me. I am going to stop the synthroid, I have gained 20 pounds in 3 months. I am fatigued also. Why should I be a big fat thing laying on the couch.
I've been off levo 5 weeks now I feel much better, less bloating.. I cheat a few times a week but get right to it easily. I want to see my new numbers and the I'll start adding back in certain foods. Boy have I ever. I started Levo in September and on October 30 i weighed Apt In Feb I weighed I eat clean and gluten free.
So in total in 18 months I have went from to With clean eating and daily exercise whole time. I go back to Endo this week and i am asking for Armour instead of Levo because I have heard many say they gained on Levo and than lost it on Armour. I gained 15 lbs after starting this medicine. I had trouble sleeping and became extremely depressed and agitated and felt extreme fatigue.