With a secondary title, "...and i MEAN fatty meat!" :-)
My husband stands in the way of my losing weight -- no, that's an excuse for being more careless with my intake when he's around. We go out to eat often, i have more wine and cocktails when he's in town, he likes to cook, and he can eat a lot more carbs than i can and still lose weight.... On and on.
Having him out of town for a few days, i'm making hay while the sun shines. I'm doing the "strong medicine" regimen with the tweaks i learned the first time around (MORE SALT etc) -- and it STILL still works.
When i picked up ground beef over the weekend, however, i didn't go to Whole Paycheck for their outstanding grassfed ground beef in the family-pack -- the St. Louis store is horribly laid-out, and so a weekend-size number of customers make for an unbearable traffic situation inside. I didn't want to face it, so ended up at Schnuck's, and their "regular" ground beef isn't the same: it's too lean.
My body doesn't like a reduced-fat diet! I wonder if other hypothyroids have a problem with constipation AS A RESULT of doing what conventional wisdom tells them to -- eat more fiber and drink a lot of water. My intestines HATE that! BUTTER TO THE RESCUE!!!
A tablespoon of butter on top of your freshly-made all-beef patty.... Your colon will thank you.