I have hyperthyroidism, which means that my thyroid produces too much of the hormone that controls metabolism and its in overdrive. If I eat a normal diet my body burns through the food so quickly that I can't retain the needed nutrients and calories for good health. This leaves me malnourished and weak, I get sick easily and have horrible headaches.
I can't afford the hormone blockers anymore because I had 2 babies instead of one (love my twins, they are the best thing that ever happened to me but we weren't prepared for two more kids lol) and to keep from losing too much weight again and getting sick my doctor suggested I start eating larger portions and more often so I can retain what I need, (still eating healthy foods, just more) but now I'm overweight. She says there's nothing else I can do if I don't "want" my meds... I want them just can't afford them anymore. Don't get me wrong, its waaaaaaay better than being underweight, I have more energy than when I've been under and I feel pretty good in general, but I'm worried about the possible health risks if I gain anymore than I have. I'm about 20lbs overweight right now.
Does anyone else struggle with hyperthyroidism? If so, do you have any tips for healthy weight loss and a diet plan that will allow me to stay healthy without losing or gaining too much weight without the hormone blockers?