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22 Jan, 2016 09:10 PM

Dr. Rosedale I have hypothyroidism was diagnosed two years ago. I asked my doctor for help in losing weight and he just walked out of the room. I went on line and found Mary Shoman's book and through her.....found your diet. I am looking forward to starting this plan on Sunday with my husband. I want my body to be back in a healthy state.....even though we have watched our weight and exercise all of our lives. Anyhow.....as a hypothyroid patient.....will this work for me? Do you have information other than your book that could help me? I am totally frustrated with my doctor who thinks the weight that I have gained in the past year (30 pounds without changing a thing) is a moral issue. The only bad habit that I have.....is more than one glass of red wine in the evening... and coffee. Please help.
I have made an appointment with an endocrinologist to have more thorough blood work testing...including testing for leptin levels.
Thanking you in advance.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 22 Jan, 2016 09:33 PM

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    Dr. Ron's diet can help.

    Thank you for visiting - you will find great information in his book - diet is key. While diet is great for weight control and there are many who do not want to lose any weight - Dr. Ron's Health Plan is about overall long term health of an individual - weight control, diabetes, etc, is only one of its' many benefits.

    1) Hypothyroidism

    2) Hypothyroidism

    Ken/ Rosedale Support Staff

  2. 2 Posted by deiriwolff on 23 Jan, 2016 05:09 PM

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    From: Ken Smith
    Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 3:33 PM
    To: de
    Subject: Re: I need an answer that only you can give me [Questions #49542]

    So...if I am understanding the car analogy correctly....this diet will work for me...as I will have more energy? I will be asking questions again. Thank you.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 23 Jan, 2016 05:24 PM

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    Yes, you are understanding correctly, (once you become a fat burner) 3 to 5 weeks - you will start to notice the difference.

    • As your body gets near the transition from a carb burner to a fat burner, you may experience a tiredness -(which is normal) but hang in there.

    • The carb addiction will not give up without a fight.

      Your questions are welcomed, most likely yours will have been basically asked before. You can check by doing a Search in our knowledge Base   (in the grayed area at top of page) - Search by keywords

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

  4. 4 Posted by deiriwolff on 23 Jan, 2016 05:48 PM

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    From: Ken Smith
    Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 11:24 AM
    To: de
    Subject: Re: I need an answer that only you can give me [Questions #49542]

    Ken: Thank you so very much. I am definitely looking forward to Day#1 (tomorrow) of this food plan. I will keep you posted!!!!! Enjoy the day!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ken on 23 Jan, 2016 05:54 PM

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    DE, Support will do all that we can to assist you.

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  6. 6 Posted by Dee Wolff on 17 Mar, 2016 10:38 AM

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    Hello! It has been almost two months since I started the Rosedale Diet.....I have lost 18 pounds and my husband has lost 15 pounds! He started this diet as a way of support for me...and we are both feeling so much better. We are eating as the book suggests......and cannot believe how easy this has been. I still need to lose 15 more pounds....but regardless of weight.....I will be eating this way for the rest of my life.
    Thank you so much to Dr. Rosedale for his help....and my health salvation.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Ken on 17 Mar, 2016 01:08 PM

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    Great!! news Dee, knew that Dr. Ron's diet would help you. Thank you for keeping us updated.

    • It is wonderful that your husband supported you and has had benefits for himself by doing so.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

  8. 8 Posted by Dee on 25 Sep, 2016 01:19 PM

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    Howdy! I have now lost 25 pounds, five inches off of my hips and four inches from my waist. I feel so much better..but still need to lose about ten pounds.
    My question is....do I need to reassess my protein requirements....am I eating too much protein?

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Ken on 25 Sep, 2016 08:16 PM

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    Hi Dee

    Thank you for the update ...

    How much protein are you eating?

    Weight loss will slow down somewhat but your body is still making adjustments..

    • Below is some information that I found that may be of help.

      Weight Loss Slow Down on Low Carb

      Week 1, you may see the scale move down a fraction of a pound or more every day and you don’t feel hungry.

      Somewhere during week 2 to 5 you may have a day where the scale doesn’t present a new lower number. There might even be a day where the reading is higher than the day before. You think, “I’ve kept my carbs low; I’m not eating any more calories than the first week.

      Actually it is essential that it does slow down in order to lose fat.

    The science behind the rapid loss seen in the 1st week or so is:
    On a normal, high non-fiber carb diet your body stores glucose in your muscles and liver in the form of glycogen. Glycogen is a glucose molecule attached to several molecules of water.

    Glucose is an easy to use source of energy for your body. All non-fiber carbs that are eaten eventually get broken down into glucose and your body uses that glucose for energy. When people speak of “blood sugar” glucose is the sugar that is being measured.

    Glycogen is glucose and a bunch of water. As the body uses glycogen all of those associated water molecules get released and excreted also. This is why you experience rapid weight loss which is mostly water and glucose during the first week or so on a very low carb diet.

    During periods of lower energy demand excess amounts of ketones will be excreted in your urine and can be detected with a test strip. Ketones in your urine are a sign that you are burning a good amount of fat for your energy. That fat can be from your body’s storage or in can be from what you eat or a combination of both.

    Calories do count: If you eat more calories than what your body needs, you will not lose weight no matter what diet you are on.

    The rapid loss is a sign you are using up glycogen stores. When they are depleted your body will start using stored fat for energy.

    • Why does weight loss slow down? 1 lb of fat has 3500 calories. 1 lb of glycogen/water has 500 calories.

    Everything else being the same (calorie deficit wise) you'll be losing weight at 1/7th the rate while burning fat as when you were burning glycogen.

    If you lost 7 lbs in your 1st week it is not a surprise at all that you'll lose 1 lb/week by your 2nd or 3rd week. One pound a week is good!!!!!! It is not a failure. It is success.


    • 1 lb/week good rate of weight loss (500 calories/day deficit)

    • 2 lb/week aggressive rate of weight loss (1000 calories/day deficit)

    • 3 lb/week VERY aggressive rate of weight loss (1500 calories/day deficit)


    The fact that weight loss is slowing is success. It means that you kept your non-fiber carbs low enough to force your body to consume all of its glycogen stores. Now the good part comes when you start burning the fat stores.

    Because fat has so many more calories/lb than glycogen your weight loss will be slower, actually more reasonable. You probably didn’t put all of that fat on your body in 5 lb/week increments. It isn’t reasonable to think that it will come off that fast.

    • As a reminder, remember that, as fast as the glycogen/water weight came off it will come right back on if you return to a high non-fiber carbohydrate diet.

    When people say that all the weight you lose on Low Carb is water weight they are partially correct. You do lose a lot of water weight that first week or so, you also lose real glucose weight.

    When there isn’t any more water weight left to lose. What you would be losing is fat, but because fat is so calorically dense your rate of weight loss will be slower than the high rate that you experience during the first week or so.

    Ken/   Rosedale Team

  10. 10 Posted by Dee Wolff on 26 Sep, 2016 07:24 PM

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    My weight has gone from 160 to 135. I want to lose ten more pounds. I am 5/2” and 68 years old. I exercise for an hour every day….40 minutes of low impact aerobics with weights and then twenty minutes of stretching.

    I thought 45 grams would be the correct amount? Is this correct or am I way off base?

    Thanks for your help.


  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Ken on 26 Sep, 2016 08:17 PM

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    Hi Dee, 42g - 45g is good.

    • Remember that weight loss will slow down now due to fat having more calories per pound.

    It may even pause for awhile, your body will make adjustments as needed. Try not to be concerned.

    • Why does weight loss slow down? 1 lb of fat has 3500 calories. 1 lb of glycogen/water has 500 calories.

    You are doing great Dee ...

    Ken/   Rosedale Team

  12. 12 Posted by Dee Wolff on 26 Sep, 2016 11:18 PM

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    Thank you so much………I will keep you posted on my next smaller success!!!!

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Ken on 26 Sep, 2016 11:59 PM

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    You are welcome Dee and thank you for keeping us updated.

    I started the Rosedale Diet at 62 years old, and at 66 I am still improving.

    Ken/   Rosedale Team

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