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How to Lose Weight When Taking Tapazole

author image Nicole Hogan-Jenkins
Nicole Hogan-Jenkins began writing professionally in 2010. She is a certified personal trainer, sports nutrition specialist, fitness business owner and competitive fitness athlete. Hogan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Indiana University.
How to Lose Weight When Taking Tapazole
Weight loss is possible while taking Tapazole if you have a strategy. Photo Credit Sophie James/iStock/Getty Images

Tapazole is a form of methimazole used to treat hyperthyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormone, according to MayoClinic.com. Having hyperthyroidism can cause an increase in your metabolism and sudden weight loss. Undergoing treatment for hyperthyroidism can cause excessive weight gain. Maintaining a healthy diet and staying active will aid in weight loss while you take Tapazole.

Step 1

Consult your physician before starting to restrict calories. Talk to a dietitian about creating a meal plan that has a high nutritional value and fewer calories, says MayoClinic.com.

Step 2

Incorporate enough calcium in your diet to keep bones strong. Hyperthyroidism can cause thinning bones, states MayoClinic.com. Aim for 1,000mg per day for adults under the age of 50 and 1,200mg for adults over 50. Eat dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale for a calcium boost.

Step 3

Center your nutrition around natural unprocessed foods. Eat fresh produce, whole grains, low fat dairy, lean beef, fish, eggs and soybeans to keep you feeling full while eating less. Steer clear of unhealthy processed foods that are high in sodium, refined sugar and fat, which contribute to weight gain.

Step 4

Exercise regularly. Perform strength training three to four days per week to build muscle. Include exercises like squats, push-ups, triceps dips and biceps curls for three sets of 15 repetitions.

Step 5

Engage in high-intensity interval training to melt layers of fat. Run on the treadmill for one minute and walk for two minutes. Repeat for 20 minutes.

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