I made a little video talking about the very common “but I have a thyroid problem” excuse that people make for being obese.
Now I should add here, there are people out there with genuine thyroid problems that make it harder for them to manage their weight despite doing everything that should work under normal circumstances. For those people, I can recommend a couple of guys who specialise in this field, so feel free to ask me about it. For most people though… I think some people will just ASSUME that they must have a thyroid problem because they are overweight. Others do have a diagnosed problem but still… you can’t blame your thyroid if you are drinking 2 litres of coke a day and maccas for every meal, and have never even tried to change to healthier, more appropriate eating habits.
What I am saying is that a thyroid issue shouldn’t be the first suspect when trying to identify the cause of a weight problem, and it certainly shouldn’t be an excuse not to even try.
That’s all nice and easy for me to say though, right? What would I know about, being as lucky as I am (so I am frequently told) to be naturally lean and in shape? Well… watch the damn video you might be surprised.
I read an article recently that stated that even if you do have an under active thyroid, this would at worst only account for about a 10lb increase in weight. I’ll see if I can find the link again later and post it up.