Your doctor can identify your thyroid hormonal profile through a blood test, so ask him to order one so you can make sure that your body is at peace on the inside, as well as the outside. Most doctors pull the trigger a little too quickly on one's inability to lose weight on Hypothyroidism. So before you start taking medications, try to eliminate the stress and eat a balanced diet during the day for a minimum of three weeks. Remember, you can't walk into the woods 20 miles and expect to walk out in five. You have to make it part of your daily/weekly/monthly routine. You'll get it done one day at a time!