Darn Hypothyroidism

Lots of water

Meal 1:

1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup blueberries
2 Tablespoons Wheat germ

1 scrambled egg made from a whole egg and an egg white)
1 slice whole wheat bread

Meal 2:

1/2 cup garbanzo beans
1/2 cup pasta
1/2 cup tomato sauce made from Pinot Noir

Meal 3:
1/2 hummus and veggie pita

Meal 4:
1/2 cup rice and cup of haricots vert (was at an event and they only had beef and chicken)

Day 5 exercises
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Argh! Cehua, I'm so sorry. I've been completely misunderstanding you. When you say protein, I think protein source e.g eggs, meat, fish, etc.
It's been a while since I've been strict with my diet, so I just didn't get you for a while there.

The solution to what I now think you're asking:
1) protein shakes - this is what I've been using for the last 3 or 4 years, and at any given time, you will find a tub and a half at my place. It's the
best value - 5lb tub and each serving is 23/2/1. It tastes decent. I always make a shake out of it by adding blueberries or half a banana - this ups the carb content but if you drink that right after a solid workout with weights, the carbs go right towards recovery and technically don't count as part of your daily cals. There's some science behind that, and I can dig it up for you sometime in the next week or so if you like...

My brand: Optimum Nutrition - Whey Protein

2) Egg whites - you lose some of the protein from the yolk but at least you don't get the fat. Some people will have an omelette of 5 egg whites (maybe a yolk) once or twice a day, which does add up.

3) Tuna - has the highest protein content of any protein source with very little fat.

4) Cottage cheese - has the highest (I think) protein content of any cheese with very little fat if you go with the low fat kind

5) Other low fat fish

The prime source for most people, especially bodybuilders is chicken breast - very low in fat. I buy frozen bags of these. But, I know you don't eat chicken.

Beyond the foods and whey protein listed above, I'm afraid I'm tapped out. Hopefully, your doctor will have more ideas for you.

HTH!

eta: also check into various beans, but you have to count the carbs in those as part of your carbs.

I may not check back in for the rest of this weekend since I need to get myself organized... but I think I explained everything I know very well.
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health and weight gain start from lifestyles and state of mind. do active things that make you happy. i am prolly in the best shape of my life right now and im living a lifestyle similar to when i was a kid.

find the roots of what make you happy and do it. make time for yourself.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
I am healthy and not overweight but I am hypothyroid so I need to make changes to make sure I do not have a weight problem in the future.

I am eating the same way I have always eaten (pesco-tarian since I was 13 (but always hated meat) and a food snob (i.e., I do not like processed or crappy foods) since birth LOL). The only difference is that now I am paying attention to portion size so that I do not get fat.

Oh yeah, and I am obsessing about the amount of protein I am getting since I read on a few thyroid sites that 40% of the calories of a hypothyroid person should come from protein. I have to ask my doctor about this......

So, zmanzzzz you used to be overweight. Is this how you used to look?

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Originally Posted by Cehua
that is me on the left
Lots of water

Meal 1:

1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup blueberries
2 Tablespoons Wheat germ

1 scrambled egg made from a whole egg and an egg white)


Meal 2:
5 Cajun Shrimp
5 Plantanos
Spoonful of cabbage (forgot I am not supposed to eat it)
2 spoonful of rice and peas

1/2 cup Southern Comfort

Single serving of vanilla ice cream

Meal 3:
3/4 of avocado, tomato, and watercress sandwich
1 small serving rosemary fries

1/4 cup black beer

Walked 3 miles
We're all born mad. Some remain so.

Argh! Cehua, I'm so sorry. I've been completely misunderstanding you. When you say protein, I think protein source e.g eggs, meat, fish, etc.
It's been a while since I've been strict with my diet, so I just didn't get you for a while there.
Originally Posted by Cherish
Thanks for everything you wrote above (not just what I quoted). I will incorporate those foods into my diet too.

I was confusing myself too with the protein issue. LOL

I decided that I am going to just focus on getting 5 sources of high protein foods, 5 sources of healthy carbs (already do), and lots of fruits and vegetables (except the ones that interfere with my thyroid e.g., cauliflower, soybeans, etc.).

Oh, I found out something. Whenever I eat broccoli or cauliflower I get really moody. So I googled cauliflower and thyroid and found out that foods of that family prevent my thyroid from getting iodine and can throw my hormones out of whack. I knew soybeans did this but I had no idea that other foods did this. I am going to talk to my doctor about that food group.

I am still going to post in FitDay.com to make sure I stick to normal portion sizes but I am not going to fret about everything else.

When I see the endocrinologist I will ask her about my diet. I think I may have to go back on synthroid again.

Thanks again
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1st meal:

1 omelet (made from one egg)
1 slice of toast

2nd meal:
1/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup granola
handful of blueberries
Code:
I need to go shopping....
3rd meal:
5 or 6 shrimp
1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup beans
2 Tablespoons sour cream
Green peppers
2 Tortillas
1/8 avocado
aji


4th meal:
Ice cream with peanuts
Does that count as a meal? j/k LOL
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this tread is making me hungry.
this tread is making me hungry.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
What did it for ya....the black beer (yummy and from a local brewery....no commercial beer for me), plantanos, shrimp.......

Hey, did you go to the Brewer's Art when you were over here?
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this tread is making me hungry.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
What did it for ya....the black beer (yummy and from a local brewery....no commercial beer for me), plantanos, shrimp.......

Hey, did you go to the Brewer's Art when you were over here?
Originally Posted by Cehua
yes the beer.

im sorry i forgot where you are, is the brewer's art a musem or something?
this tread is making me hungry.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
What did it for ya....the black beer (yummy and from a local brewery....no commercial beer for me), plantanos, shrimp.......

Hey, did you go to the Brewer's Art when you were over here?
Originally Posted by Cehua
yes the beer.

im sorry i forgot where you are, is the brewer's art a musem or something?
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
A local and popular brewery in Baltimore. I am not a fan of Baltimore but it has quite a few redeeming qualities.
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this tread is making me hungry.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
What did it for ya....the black beer (yummy and from a local brewery....no commercial beer for me), plantanos, shrimp.......

Hey, did you go to the Brewer's Art when you were over here?
Originally Posted by Cehua
yes the beer.

im sorry i forgot where you are, is the brewer's art a musem or something?
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
A local and popular brewery in Baltimore. I am not a fan of Baltimore but it has quite a few redeeming qualities.
Originally Posted by Cehua
oh, baltimore. no i never went to the brewers art, where is it located?
oh, baltimore. no i never went to the brewers art, where is it located?
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
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We're all born mad. Some remain so.

Lots of water
1st meal:
(Left overs from yesterday)
3 shrimp
1/2 scallop in a onion butter sauce
1 tortilla
1/2 green pepper

2nd meal:
large bowl of grapes
1/2 oz of walnuts
1/4 cup granola

Snack:
Peanut butter and jelly
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oh, baltimore. no i never went to the brewers art, where is it located?
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
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Originally Posted by Cehua
my kinda place, if im ever in baltimore i will try it out.
my kinda place, if im ever in baltimore i will try it out.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
I recommend the Resurrection and the rosemary fries but at that place you cannot go wrong with anything you order.
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my kinda place, if im ever in baltimore i will try it out.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
I recommend the Resurrection and the rosemary fries but at that place you cannot go wrong with anything you order.
Originally Posted by Cehua
ok, you have convinced me, lets go.
my kinda place, if im ever in baltimore i will try it out.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
I recommend the Resurrection and the rosemary fries but at that place you cannot go wrong with anything you order.
Originally Posted by Cehua
ok, you have convinced me, lets go.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
YeeeeeeHaaaaaa! :cowboy:cowboy.gif
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ok, you have convinced me, lets go.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
YeeeeeeHaaaaaa! :cowboy:cowboy.gif
Originally Posted by Cehua
it's a date! :love:love.gif

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