Can I do keto if I am hypothyroid?

It is possible for you to follow the keto diet and feel better than ever before (especially if your hypothyroidism is due to an autoimmune condition like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis). If the diet makes you feel better, then stick with it.

However, many people may notice their hypothyroid symptoms (e.g., fatigue, depression, low body temp, and poor memory) worsening after starting the diet. For those of you who experience this, it may be best to up your carb intake until you feel better.

These other strategies may help you as well:

  • Increase your calorie consumption until you are at a smaller calorie deficit (a 20-30% calorie deficit is a good place to be if you are overweight or obese)
  • Decrease your workout volume or intensity until you feel more energized throughout the day.
  • Try following an autoimmune paleo diet protocol that takes out the foods that could potentially provoke an immune response.
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