I am recovering from a recent episode of hypothyroid and gained 20 pounds. I am hoping to lose it by the time the weather gets really nice. Seems like I gained it fast so I should be able to lose it fast (ok, maybe it's wishful thinking - please don't disillusion me!) I had constant problems with low blood sugar during hypothyroid which is what led to eating a lot to get my blood sugar back. So I read that when you diet it causes your thyroid to get slightly hypo (which I do not need). Here is the strategy I am going to try. I just ordered these supplements so can't start until they come: Tyrosine 500mg (to make thyroid hormone - I already have this one. It does help with mood and energy) A thyroid product containing guggul and phosphates - this is because studies show these supplements keep the thyroid up during dieting (I like this especially because guggul is supposed to lower insulin) A glutamine product - I know this makes me happy (peas and Brewer's Yeast make me happy and the reason is the glutamine) - and it can be used in place of a snack supposedly (they say like eat an apple and a glutamine pill and it will curb cravings) A Forskolin (coleus) product - this increases cAMP, which increases the ability of thyroid hormone to get into the cells. It also inhibits histamine release from mast cells so I think I must need this BAD as my allergies are the WORST. This includes keeping up my methylation protocol and I still have to take iron pills or my thyroid really tanks. I won't be able to tell how I'm doing unless I get a new battery for my scale so I'll do that too. I have started walking but whenever the weather turns cold again, I stop. I am such a wimp! Anyone else want to post what they are attempting and give updates from time to time?