Well, after all the comments yesterday, I realized I obviously needed to do more research in regards to HCG and my thyroid. Duh! :) After spending a few hours on the web and not really finding anything that specifically addressed these two issues together, I did find a website that was pretty specific for people with thryoid issues. There were forums, and blogs, and links to other websites. I started researching what other people were doing to lose weight and/or maintain with their thyroid issues, and I found so many useful comments! I don't know why I haven't researched more fully into my disease. I actually have Hashimoto's Disease, which is an autoimmune disease where the antibodies in your body attack your thyroid. I guess because I went to the doctor when I was 21 and he told me to take this pill and everything would be fine, I never questioned it. I've never really had any sensitivities to any foods that I'm aware of, so I've just never thought about researching and testing my body more fully to see about myself and what triggers cause problems for me. But these websites and forums and blogs were so helpful that I (again) am on a whole new path.
I've decided not to do the HCG diet. While I did find some people who have issues with their thyroid who have had great results, I personally do not want to take any risks. If you do not take care of your body, you could harm your health, and once it's gone, it's so hard to get back. I do not take my health lightly! I am not saying that HCG doesn't work for everyone, I'm just saying for me in my life right now, I have chosen not to do it right now.
I went through 172 comments before finally realizing that women who ate a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle seemed to have the most success at losing weight and keeping it off with regards to thyroid issues. Or at least they commented the most. :) I've been thinking about this a lot. While I'm not quite ready to go back to a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle quite yet, I am definitely ready to start thinking about my diet. This morning I started reading the Fat Flush diet again, and for now before Vegas, I am going to do that diet again. It is a cleansing diet that helps flush your system of excess toxins- sounds perfect to do right before Vegas. :) I've done it before and I think it's a great diet- just hard for me to maintain for too long. It's just super healthy and we all know I am not the healthiest girl when it comes to food and especially treats.
Which means of course, that today I had to go to McDonald's to enjoy a Quarter Pounder before I start the Fat Flush again. I mean, it's the nastiest thing I could think of. It was close to work and I thought, who knows how long it's going to be until I have a value meal again? (how long has it been since I've eaten McD's? I don't even know) Don't worry, it's been so long since I've had a full on value meal at McDonald's that I was absolutely shocked when the lady quoted back a $6.73 price tag on my QP. Excuse me? When did McD's get so expensive? Not to mention my burger was completly greasy and sickening. I don't know why I thought it would be good- it made me sick. I don't know how people eat fast food on a regular basis. It was absolutely nasty. But I ate every fry...and every bite. And sucked down all of my Diet Coke. :) And my stomach is STILL hurting (it's 4:27 pm...ate it about 3 hours ago). Not hurting- hurting...but just feels like I consumed a brick and it's sitting in my big intestine...rotting there.
Anyway- so that's the latest. Back to FF. I love that diet. I wish I could make that type of eating my lifestyle. It's basically no starchy carbs and no dairy. It cleans you out, makes you feel healthy and lean, and works! When I get back from Vegas, I'm serious about figuring out which kind of diet works best for me. Whether it's doing something like WW, or something like a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, I need to find something that I can do long term. Not for weight loss- but for healthy living.
What do you do for your health???