I was wanting to get some of your guys expert opnions on the mess I find myself in. I recently have been dieting with Shelby Starnes and lost around 45lb on his regimen. I still did not look like I wanted to. I am 5'11'' and 185 lbs now and I still look fat (love handles and front stomach ect. This makes me extremely frustrated as I have been on a ketogenic diet for the past 4 months and doing 1 hr and 40 mins of cardio a day, lifting 3 times a week. He suggested I get my blood tested to see if I have hypothyroidism or maybe a underactive thryroid.
My free T3 came back as 1.6 and my testosterone came back as 177 L. Shelby told me to cut way back on cardio as we feel I would lose muscle as well. I am 22 and my levels should not be this low. I went to see an endocrinologist and he suspect i have a vericosil that may be causing the low t but he says my thyroid is normal. He thinks the weighloss may have lowered to this number. I dont agree with him because I have always had trouble with weight gain and weight loss ( I was 300lbs playing football in college...fat) I fear the endo will not give me the meds I need for either the thryoid or low T... I really want to lose the rest of this fat and finally have abs for the first time in my life lol. Ive done all this work and I feel so frustrated being forced to stop. I want to just go buy the meds myself maybe some T3 for the thy and nolva and HCG for the test. What do you guys think