tatooinedweller (tatooinedweller) wrote in crcommunity,

Hi there!

Hey all,
It's been a while since anyone's posted to this blog, but I'm going to try asking a question anyway :-)
I've been changing my diet over the past 7 months and I've sort of stopped changing my diet. I'm 5'2" and weigh 105 lb and work out with moderate exercise 5 days a week, about 40 minutes plus whatever yoga I get in before bed. That's the background.

Q1: Are there any problems to consuming a high-GI snack like a piece of chocolate or a sugar candy if you're starving? The biggest problem with this diet for me is that I have difficulty dealing with problems when I'm hungry (my blood glucose at last blood test was 78, and I always feel better after eating something). From what I've read I don't really see it being a problem, but I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Q2: I'm not getting RDA of a few vitamins without a multivitamin (I'm well over RDA as long as I take the vitamin, which I take half at lunch and half at dinner just to make sure). Now, cutting out the occasional piece of cheesecake with friends is where the diet plan crosses from 'worth it' to 'not worth it' for me,

Q3: I've been diagnosed recently with sub-clinical hypothyroidism. I'd been feeling extremely tired, brain foggy, freezing cold etc etc on and off BEFORE starting this diet. High TSH (around 5.3), low T3, normal T4. I haven't found anything except a brief mention somewhere about this arising from CR. I'm taking low doses of levothyroxine until getting TSH in normal ranges to see if I feel better, with no pressure from my awesome clinician to continue the medicine if I decide I don't want to. So, would taking levo counteract the positive effects of CR? I wouldn't think so if it's not being talked about, but again, I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Thanks in advance for your help :-D
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