I have lost 30 pounds in the year and a half since I was diagnosed with severe vitamin D deficiency. I am convinced that my own weight loss is a direct result of of my increased blood level of vitamin D.
My level was only 18 at my initial diagnoses and was considered severe. Over the first year, I reached a level between 35 and 45. At the end of the first year, I had lost 12 pounds. That's 1 pound per month. Honestly, I can not identify any other variables that would have contributed to my slow but steady weight loss. I do believe that higher Vitamin D levels must boost metabolism.
I gained a lot of weight in the 3 years after my bout with Valley Fever which I shared in a previous post. Since I spent 3 years with little to no sun exposure, my Vitamin D level obviously dropped drastically and would seem to be linked to the drop in my metabolism.
Over the next months, taking Vitamin D3, my level continued to rise. I saw the rate of weight loss grew to almost 2 pounds per month. Although I am sure that a good diet would help me lose weight, my own experience convinced me that my vitamin D level is just as important.
I'm looking forward to losing another 20 pounds and returning to what I consider my normal weight. Wouldn't that be amazing? I'll let you know when I reach my goal!