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Hi! I am new to this forum and hoping to get some opinions from all of you. I am 44 years old and have an autoimmune thyroid disease called Hashimotos thyroiditis. I have a very hard time losing weight I can't seem to get under 200 lbs no matter what. I usually follow an autoimmune protocol diet which is very strict due to my disease. No diary, Beans, nuts, seeds, nightshades, grains, gluten processed foods of any kind. The list goes on! This is because my immune system is eating my thyroid and I have a host of other issues stemming from this disease including inflammation. I am seriously considering banding because I have grown tired of the weight loss failure. I currently weigh 217 lbs and would like to get to a healthy weight which would be about 155 or 160. My Bmi is 33.8 and everyone tries to say I am not heavy enough. But I hold my weight well under clothes lol. I am too heavy! And my joints are screaming and I am plain uncomfortable. I just want to feel healthy again. I have not been under 200 lbs since before my kids were born my oldest is 22 almost 23 and I have 2 grand babies! I just want to know what you all think.



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Hello Heather,
I had my thyroid removed and VSG 2 months later. I've lost 60 lbs but medication issues still affect weight loss.
I am confident that I never could have lost the weight without having my thyroid removed.
I could eat nothing (and pretty much did)lol but no weight would come off.
Once I had the surgery I couldn't believe I could eat and not gain weight.
There's so much more to obesity than calories and exercise.
Good luck managing your Hashi's
I know it's tough.

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