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Due to hypothyroidism I am gaining weight. My TSH level is 7.23. How can I manage my weight? Please briefly suggest me some routine diet plan to maintain my weight and thyroid level.

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Due to hypothyroidism I am gaining weight. My TSH level i...
Week 1 Weight Loss Diet Early morning: 1 fruit of your choice + 3-4 mixed seeds such as watermelon, flax, sesame, melon to name a few. Breakfast: Open paneer sandwich with mint chutney / 2 idlis with sambhar / Akki roti with dill leaves and sambhar / 2 egg omelette with 2 whole grain bread slices / 2 multigrain mixed vegetable parathas + 1 glass of vegetable juice of your choice. Mid-morning: 4 walnuts and 2 dates / Fruit of your choice/tender coconut water with malai Pre-lunch: 1 plate of preferred salad with vinegar dressing. Recipe suggestion from blog Lunch: 2 multigrain roti / 1 Katori red or brown rice + 1 bowl dal / pulses like rajma / Egg bhurji / non-veg subji + 1 bowl low-fat curd Mid-evening: 1 glass of tea or coffee / 1 glass buttermilk Snack: 1 fruit of your choice / 1 glass whey protein drink /1 bowl Sprouts bhel Dinner: 1 bowl chicken gravy + 1 bowl rice / 2 multigrain rotis + salad + 1 bowl low-fat curd / 1 bowl vegetable dalia upma or 1 bowl millet vegetable upma + 1 bowl sambhar + 1 bowl of salad or soup Post-dinner (if you are up late): 4-5 pieces of nuts/ 1 glass warm low-fat milk Week 2 Weight Loss Diet Early morning: 10 ml wheatgrass juice + 5 to 6 almonds and walnuts Breakfast: 2 medium vegetable uthappam with sambhar / 1 bowl vegetable dalia upma + chutney / 2 medium paneer, oats and ragi dosa with sambhar / 1 bowl fruit, flaxseed and oats porridge / 1 bowl red rice or brown rice pulse-mixed pongal + 1 bowl sambhar / 1 sprouted red rice poha + 1 glass vegetable juice of choice Mid-morning: 1 glass Whey protein shake with milk / assorted fruit platter / Trail mix/Tender coconut juice with the malai. Pre-lunch: 1 bowl minestrone soup with more veggies and less of pasta. Lunch: 2 multigrain roti + 1 bowl vegetable subji / non-veg subji + 1 bowl boiled pulse chaat (rajma, chana, black chana, green moong etc) / 1 bowl red or brown rice + 1 bowl mixed vegetable subji + 1 vegetable egg omlette. Snack: 2 multigrain flour khakras / 1 fruit of your choice + 1 cup green tea / Trail mix with mixed seeds. Dinner: 1 bowl vegetable brown rice basmati chicken biryani/ vegetable pulao + 1 bowl vegetable raita + 1 bowl vegetable or chicken salad of choice / 1 bowl steamed red rice + 1 bowl mixed vegetable sambhar + 1 bowl non-veg / vegetable subji + 1 bowl salad of choice / 2 multigrain roti + 1 bowl mixed spiced dals / fish curry + 1 bowl curd. Post-dinner (if you are up late): 1 glass of whey protein shake if missed during snack or simply a glass of warm milk. Week 3 Weight Loss Diet Early morning: 10 ml Spirulina or green leafy veggie juice + 1 fruit of your choice Breakfast: 1 bowl vegetable sprout poha with chutney / 3-4 dal paddu with sambhar / 2 oats idli + sambhar / 2 methi parantha with low-fat curd / 2 mixed vegetable adai uttapams + 1 bowl mixed veg sambhar. Mid-morning: 1 fruit of your choice/fistful of Assorted nuts / 2 tbsp of trail mix Pre-lunch: 1 bowl sprout salad of choice / 1 bowl mixed veggies chunky soup. Lunch: 2 multigrain roti + 1 bowl veg or non-veg (seafood, fish, chicken) subji of choice + 1 bowl of thick dal / 1 bowl red rice + 1 bowl mixed vegetable sambhar + 1 bowl subji + 1 bowl low-fat curd Snack: Til or peanut chikki with 1 cup spirulina and mixed veggie juice. Dinner: 1 bowl fruit and veggie mixed salad of choice + 2 bran rotis (wheat roti or oat bran) + 1 bowl of non-veg subji / 1 bowl red rice or brown rice + 1 bowl dal + 1 bowl curd Post-dinner (if you are up late): 1 glass of whey protein shake Week 4 Weight Loss Diet Early morning: 10 ml Amla juice + 3-4 walnuts and almonds mix. Breakfast: 2 medium dal paranthas (made from leftover dal if any) + 1 bowl low-fat curd / 2 Ragi veggies paddus with peanut chutney / 2 small and fluffy vegetable pancakes / 2 paranthas + 1 bowl vegetables raita / Paneer and vegetable rice bath (from leftover rice) + 1 bowl curd / 2 idlis with sambhar Mid-morning: Amaranth seeds chikki / 3-4 dry fruits / 1 bowl cut fresh fruits of choice Pre-lunch: 1 bowl sprout salad / 1 bowl grilled chicken or fish salad Lunch: 1 bowl millet and dal khichdi + 1 bowl mixed vegetable kadhai / 2 multigrain roti + 1 bowl non-veg subji or egg bhurji +1 glass of spiced buttermilk / 2 vegetable millet uttapams + 1 bowl sambhar. Snack: 1 cup spiced boiled corn or 1 corn on the cob + 1 cup coffee, tea or green tea/ 1 Fruit of choice / 1 glass whey protein drink Dinner: 1 bowl vegetable and mixed seeds salad + 2 multigrain roti + 1 non-veg subji or dal of your choice / 1 bowl red or brown rice + 1 bowl mix veg sambhar + 1 egg bhurji. Post-dinner (if you are up late): 1 glass warm milk.
Due to hypothyroidism I am gaining weight. My TSH level i...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. If I remember correctly, yesterday only I had answered your query about appropriate control of hypothyroidism. In uncontrolled hypothyroidism where TSH value is more than the prescribed limit, weight gain along with all other symptoms of the disease tend to reappear. With a TSH value of 7.23 mU/L, your efforts to reduce weight are unlikely to be successful. So first thing is to bring that number down to 3 mU/L, by increasing the dosage of thyroxine being taken now. Then take a balanced diet that provides calories based on your ideal body weight, plus reduce about 500 calories from that and continue that diet with regular exercise for over 1 hour. That can help in reducing the weight. Thanks.
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