I have been trying to lose weight for three years, and my thyroid seemed normal in the blood test. Please help.

Q. How to lose weight despite working out five days a week, dieting, and having normal thyroid on blood tests?

Answered by
Sanchari Majumder
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 14, 2022

Hi doctor,

I have been trying to lose weight for three years now, and no matter how hard I try and what I do, I cannot lose weight. I have tried a month of keto. I am also very active. I work out five to six days a week. I also stay in a calorie deficit without losing weight. My doctor took blood and said my thyroid seemed normal. I cannot lose weight no matter what I do or how hard I try. I have tried everything I have been told to do. I am 5 feet 7 inches in height and 151 pounds. I want to shed some extra body fat for my fitness goals.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Some alternative foods are mentioned below:

  1. In the early morning: 7 AM - One glass of lukewarm water, half lemon, and one pinch of cinnamon powder.
  2. 7.15 AM - Green tea and four almonds.
  3. Breakfast 8.30 AM - Dal with boiled vegetables, one soup bowl and two egg white.
  4. Midmorning 11 AM - Fruit (apple, sweet lime, orange, guava, or pear).
  5. Lunch 1.30 AM - Multigrain roti two pieces, vegetable curry and fish or chicken curry 100 gm or soybean curry.
  6. Evening snacks 5.30 PM - Vegetable or chicken stew half bowl or popcorn.
  7. Dinner 9 PM - Chicken or vegetable stew one bowl (150 gm) and salad one plate (three days a week).

I suggest,

1. Take plenty of vegetables and fruit.

2. Avoid fast foods, sugary products, and chocolate ice cream.

3. Regular exercise is a must (you can do a morning walk for 20 minutes).

4. Monitor your sugar level regularly.

5. Drinks lots of water (eight to ten glasses per day).

6. Do not overeat.

7. Do not take the stress.

8. Use less oil during cooking (try to use rice bran oil).

9. Sleep for at least eight hours.

Hope this helps.

Thanks and regards.

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