For the next six months, I’m doing a nutrition and fitness experiment. You can follow this experiment in my blog posts every week at Fit Body Full Life.
Why I’m Doing This
In March of 2011, I found out that I have Hashimoto’s disease/hypothyroidism (low thyroid). When my doctor told me this, it made complete sense because I felt tired a lot of the time, I struggled with headaches, my weight would gradually creep up even though I had a strict nutrition and exercise routine, and I had some other symptoms associated with hypothyroidism.
Since my diagnosis, my thyroid has been closely monitored through blood tests and doctor visits. In addition to thyroid medicine (which is essential for hypothyroidism, especially Hashimoto’s), I improved my health through more regular sleep habits, healthy nutrition, and exercise. My thyroid level is getting closer to what it should be, but the levels still fluctuate more than they should.