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An_253791 posted:
I've been bulemic for 30 years and usually maintain a normal weight, but lately I seem to be gaining weight and not able to lose any even though I don't eat a lot and exercise. Is it my hypothyroidism? Any suggestions (except getting professional help)?
brunosbud responded:
No matter how destructive, you found a system of "dieting" that worked for you for 30 years. So, you've actually been "successful". The dilemma for you, now, is how to tweek your "system" now that you've grown older. Everybody needs help. The trick is asking the right person. Any advice you receive from this board that doesn't involve professional help, I wouldn't trust. Just sayin'.

PS: There's a strong correlation between hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Please. have you blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked by your physician, regularly.
SharonNVirginia responded:
Please read "Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It" by Gary Taubes. I checked a copy out of my local library.

You are probably suffering from a genetic problem which afflicts about 30% of the population. Sufferers from this unnamed disorder put on fat even when they are not eating too much. They are overly sensitive to simple carbohydrates, sugar, corn syrup and refined grains.

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