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The Hypothyroidism Diet: Lose Your Kilos and Fight Exhaustion in Less than 3 Wee

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Hypothyroidism Diet

Lose Your Kilos and Fight Exhaustion in Less than 3 Weeks

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 – Iodine, Gluten, and Caffeine

Chapter 2 – Foods to Avoid

Chapter 3 – Foods to Choose

Chapter 4 – Choosing Supplements

Chapter 5 – A Body in Balance

Chapter 6 – The Hypothyroid Plan

Conclusion

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Introduction

Low thyroid function, or hypothyroidism, comes with a host of specific health issues, including exhaustion and weight gain. Treatment of an underactive thyroid involves prescription medication as well as dietary modifications to improve the patient’s health and wellbeing.

The Hypothyroidism Diet is not complicated, not excessively restrictive, and can help anyone lose pounds, and feel more energetic. Whether or not you have an underactive thyroid, in just a few weeks, you can see results in lost pounds, and less exhaustion.

The thyroid is a small, butterfly shaped gland located in your neck. It manufactures and secretes hormones that help regulate metabolism as well as body temperature.

Whether dealing with low thyroid function, or looking to boost your metabolism for weight loss and increased energy, changing your diet is the first, and easiest, step.

The same dietary guidelines that can help reduce symptoms in those with low thyroid function can also help you lose weight and feel more energetic. Instead of reaching for a sugary, caffeine-laden drink to get you through the day, you can feel naturally full of energy, just by making a few simple dietary changes.

Chapter 1 – Iodine, Gluten, and Caffeine

The Iodine Question

 

Iodine is a trace mineral found in seaweed, fish, and plants grown in iodine-rich soils, as well as in iodized salt. Low levels of iodine can contribute to hypothyroidism, conversely, too much iodine can trigger the symptoms as well.

In developed countries, where we eat a varied diet, and consume processed salts, low iodine is very rare. However, the move to using artisanal and kosher salts, rather than iodized salts, can produce low-thyroid symptoms in people who do not consume seafood and other iodine-rich foods.

The secret with iodine is to seek balance. Assess your diet and adjust to ensure you are taking in some daily iodine, but not excessive amounts.

What’s the right amount?

Ideally, we need about 150 micrograms of iodine each day, with the upper limit being about 1,100 micrograms daily. A half teaspoon of iodized salt contains 142 micrograms. Three ounces of cod fish contains 99 micrograms, one-quarter of an ounce of dried seaweed contains 4,500 micrograms of iodine. One cup of plain yogurt delivers 254 micrograms of iodine, and a medium baked potato delivers 60 micrograms.

Gluten: Friend or Foe

 

Many Hypothyroidism Diets suggest cutting out all gluten. Autoimmune response is one common cause of low thyroid function. If you are sensitive to gluten, eliminating it from your diet can help you lose weight and feel more energetic. Foods that contain gluten include wheat, barley, bulgar, millet, rye, and spelt, as well as any foods made with these grains.

If you have not been diagnosed with a gluten-intolerance, but you suspect that may be a problem, try an elimination diet. Take one week and completely eliminate all sources of gluten, check carefully, it hides in strange places like soy sauce. Track your energy levels and how you feel over the week. If you feel no change, gluten is not a problem for you. If you do feel an improvement, try a second week and continue tracking your progress to determine if gluten is your friend or your foe.

Stop the Stimulants

 

If you’re fighting exhaustion, it may sound crazy to give up caffeine, but it can help. Caffeine can overstimulate the adrenal glands, causing them to essentially burn out and under-function. Eliminating, or at least reducing, caffeine intake gives the adrenal system time to recover and recharge.

Common sources of caffeine are coffee, sodas, and tea. Wean yourself off them slowly. Caffeine is a powerful stimulant and is addictive, going cold-turkey can have unpleasant side effects like headaches, increased fatigue, and even nausea. Start by honestly calculating your daily caffeine intake, keep track of every caffeinated beverage you consume on a normal day.

For most people, it’s possible to reduce caffeine intake in just a few weeks. Cut your caffeine by one third in the first week. You may have some mild symptoms, but they should be manageable. The second week, cut your intake by another third. By now, the symptoms should be minimal. On week three, eliminate the final third, you may experience a resurgence of withdrawal effects as you completely remove caffeine from your diet.

Chapter 2 – Foods to Avoid

Cut down on Carbs

 

Studies have shown that a diet low in carbohydrates promotes healthy thyroid function. You don’t have to go Paleo, but reducing your carbohydrate intake to make up 45-50% of your total diet is one way to achieve a healthy balance.

Focus on complex carbohydrates like fresh vegetables and brown rice. Limit, or completely eliminate, processed carbs like refined flours and sugary foods. Avoid eating carb-based snacks as well.

Reducing your carbohydrate load will balance out insulin spikes, and the resulting energy crash when the drop after the spike happens. Protein takes longer to digest, providing longer-lasting energy, and a more balanced insulin load.

Goitrogenic… What…

 

Some foods act directly on thyroid function, slowing it, or even causing swelling and enlargement, called a goiter. Foods that have goitrogenic properties should be avoided in their raw state. Cooking, however, neutralizes the goitrogenic properties, so you don’t need to eliminate these foods entirely, just make sure you’re cooking them first.

Goitrogenic foods: asparagus, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, kale, leafy dark greens (spinach, rapini, turnip, mustard, collard), radish, rutabaga, sweet potato, turnip, watercress.

Balance is key. Reducing goitrogenic foods does not mean you need to completely give up your beloved kale salad. On the Hypothroidism Diet, ou should eliminate or reduce your intake of raw versions of goitrogenic vegetables. Cook them whenever possible, and either avoid them when raw, or consume them rarely, and in small quantities.

Foods to Limit

 

Other foods to limit or avoid on the Hypothyroidism Diet include:

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Chapter 3 – Foods to Choose

The Fiber Factor

 

Any diet should include plenty of water and lots of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Water helps keep your body functioning well, and helps flush toxins from your body. Soluble fiber attracts water, slows down digestion, and increases the feeling of fullness. All of which help regulate hunger, increase your metabolism, and promote healthy bowel habits. Soluble fiber also helps balance blood sugar levels, and reduces absorption of bad cholesterol.

 

Foods rich in soluble fiber include oatmeal, lentils, apples, oranges, oat bran, cucumbers, celery, carrots, and beans.

 

Insoluble fiber adds bulk, which helps prevent constipation. Insoluble fiber speeds the passage of foods through the intestinal tract. Foods rich in insoluble fiber include whole grains, brown rice, nuts, zucchini, celery, carrots, root vegetable skins, green leafy vegetable, cabbage, and broccoli.

 

Yes, many of the foods on the insoluble fiber list are on the list of foods to eat only cooked while on the Hypothyroidism Diet. Cooking will reduce some of the fiber-rich qualities, but not all of them. As with everything on this diet, balance is the key.

 

Most dietary guidelines suggest a minimum of 15 grams of fiber per day. Women under 50 should aim for closer to 25 grams, and teenage boys and men under 50 should aim for about 30 grams. At least 10 to 15 grams should be soluble fiber, more if you have high cholesterol.

 

 

The Power of Protein

 

Protein is nature’s building block; it helps transport thyroid hormones throughout your body, boosting metabolism, and staving off hunger at the same time. Ensuring that you have protein in each meal, and snack, will help stabilize blood sugar levels and keep your thyroid hormone levels balanced as well.

 

It may be tempting to reach for soy proteins, but if thyroid function is a concern, it might be best to avoid soy products. Soy restricts the function of cell receptors and disrupts the signals of the body’s hormonal system. All of which can reduce the output of your thyroid and cause low-thyroid symptoms.

 

Foods to Eat

 

Grains – brown rice and rice products, wild rice, quinoa, oats, or buckwheat, or flours or products made from them.

 

Vegetables – carrots, celery, cucumber, artichokes, and avocados. Beets, eggplant, green beans, and potatoes. Leeks and onions, tomatoes, okra, and peppers. Mushrooms, summer or winter squash, and seaweed.

 

Beans – Most beans, except chickpeas, peanuts, and soy.

 

Nuts and Seeds – brazil, macadamia, and hazelnuts, coconut, sesame, and sunflower seeds.

 

Fruits – citrus fruits, cranberry, cherry, dates, and apricot. Banana, mango, pineapple, and kiwi. Blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry, melons, papaya, and apples. Prunes and pomegranate.

 

Friendly Fats

 

Reducing fat is always a key to any weight loss plan, but some fats are healthier than others, and a diet completely without fats is not satisfying and will not be maintained long term. When choosing fats for the Hypothyroidism Diet, it’s important to go for fats that have low impact on thyroid function. Healthy fats and good cholesterol are vital to proper hormone, and thyroid, function.

 

Good fat choices include olive and coconut oils as well as butter or clarified butter. Use any fat in moderation, and if choosing butter, look for one that comes from cows not treated with hormones.

 

Coconut oil in particular can be beneficial to weight loss and healthy thyroid function. You can use substitute raw, cold-filtered coconut oil for almost all other fats, including butter.

Chapter 4 – Choosing Supplements

Vitamins and Nutrients

 

Aside from iodine, other nutrients your body needs for proper thyroid function include vitamin D, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, zinc, copper, vitamin A, and the B vitamins.

 

Omega-3 fatty acids help control immune function and cell growth. They help maintain proper thyroid function and improve the body’s response to thyroid hormones. Fish, grass-fed animal products, and walnuts are all high in omega-3 fatty acids.

 

The Secret of Selenium

 

Selenium helps support the production of thyroid hormones. Without sufficient selenium, your thyroid not only will have to work harder to produce the hormones, but it will take more work to produce them in a form your cells can use.

 

Selenium-rich foods include brazil nuts, oysters, tuna, seeds, pork, onions, garlic, kale, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. Remember to cook leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables. The standard American diet tends to be low in selenium, but it’s an easy element to add to your diet. Taking a supplement can help ensure you get regular, adequate selenium, even if your diet is not quite enough.

 

Zinc, Iron, and Copper

 

Three trace minerals that are surprisingly vital to a healthy thyroid. All three help in the production and regulation of thyroid hormones, and all three tend to be low in the typical American diet.

 

Foods high in zinc include beef, turkey, lamb, oysters, sardines, walnuts, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, and whole grains.

 

Foods high in iron include organ meats, oysters, spinach, lentils, white beans, and pumpkin seeds.

 

Foods high in copper include crabmeat, lobster, beef, sunflower seeds, white beans, shitake mushrooms, tomato paste, and dark chocolate.

 

All three are easily absorbed from supplements as well.

 

 

Probiotic Friendly

 

Your thyroid relies on healthy gut bacteria to function at its best. If you’ve taken antibiotics, have a history of constipation or other bowel disturbances, have unhealthy bowel habits, or have recently been ill, it’s likely the balance of your bowels is off.

 

To keep your gut, and your thyroid, happy, either take a probiotic supplement, or regularly consume yogurt with live active cultures to help populate healthy gut bacteria.

Chapter 5 – A Body in Balance

 

 

Address the Adrenals

 

Your adrenal gland works hand in hand with the thyroid. If it’s not happy, it’s likely the thyroid isn’t happy either, and vice versa. The adrenal gland is easily impacted by stress, and can trigger food cravings, fatigue, body aches, irritability, and weight gain. Stress reduction is a key tool to managing any adrenal stresses, but dietary choices can help heal things as well.

 

The suggestions for adrenal health coincide with the Hypothyroidism Diet. Reduce or eliminate caffeine, reduce sugars and carbohydrates, focus on healthy proteins, balance blood sugar and use whole grains.

 

The key to the adrenals, and to the thyroid, is in timing. Start your day with a healthy breakfast, and enjoy small meals spaced evenly throughout the day to help maintain healthy levels of insulin and prevent blood sugar crashes.

 

 

Seek Balance

 

It is possible to have too much of a good thing. Many of the foods here are fine in small quantities, the trick is in finding a balance that works for you. For some, it’s easier to just avoid the food entirely. For others, it may mean a carefully-planned diet that achieves a balance.

 

As with any diet, the Hypothyroidism Diet is about moderation. Taking in a variety of healthy foods, in small meals spaced throughout the day helps you feel comfortably full, and retrains you to think of food in smaller portions. It also helps avoid the peaks and valleys of insulin dump that can happen with large meals, causing wildly fluctuating energy levels and weight gain from metabolism imbalance and over indulging.

 

 

Thyroid Hormones

 

We’ve talked a lot about the hormones produced by the thyroid. What are they exactly? The thyroid produces the hormones T3, T4, and calcitonin. The primary hormone is T4, or Thyroxine, followed by T3, or triiodothyronine. These hormones regulate the body’s metabolism. Calcitonin is produced in far lower quantities, and impacts the body’s ability to absorb calcium, though doctors are still uncertain on its exact role.

 

Collectively, T3 and T4 are referred to as thyronines, and they act on almost every cell in your body. The thyronines increase basal metabolic rate, aid in protein synthesis, regulate long bone growth, and neural maturation, and affect the way the body responds to adrenaline.

 

They play a significant role in how your body metabolises protein, fats, and carbohydrates, and stimulate the uptake of vitamins.

 

With all of that in mind, it’s easy to see how even a slightly reduced thyroid function could impact your ability to lose weight, and cause decreased energy.

 

By following the Hypothyroidism Diet, you’re providing the ideal environment and nutrients for your thyroid to function at its best. And your body will respond quickly.

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Diet Chapter 6 – The Hypothyroid Plan

 

 

Three Weeks to Results

 

The benefit of the Hypothyroidism Diet is that it’s not incredibly difficult to follow, nor is it exceptionally restrictive. Yet, you can see results in your weight and energy levels in just three weeks.

 

Lasting weight loss comes from lifestyle changes, not from a get-thin-quick diet plan, or miracle pill. The same is true of abundant energy. You will get longer-lasting results by making small changes, slowly, and watching how your body reacts to each one.

 

Some things you can cut out quickly and easily, without feeling a loss. Other things, like caffeine, require a slower reduction to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

 

As with any weight loss plan, start by seeing your doctor to rule out any serious medical issues. Take things at your own pace, and find what works for you.

 

Take two simple steps before beginning your three-week Hypothyroidism Diet plan.

 

Start with a full assessment of your current diet. Keep a log of everything you eat or drink. Take careful notes, especially of caffeine and sugar intake. Look for any potential dietary triggers that may be impeding a properly functioning thyroid.

 

Before you start the Hypothyroidism Diet, try eliminating gluten to see how your body responds. Many symptoms of hypothyroidism are due to an autoimmune response, and if you are gluten sensitive, that can be a trigger.

 

If gluten is not a trigger for you, you can keep low levels of gluten-containing whole grains in your diet. If, however, your body responded positively to eliminating gluten, plan to keep your gluten intake as low as possible.

 

Here are the keys to the Hypothyroidism Diet for Weight Loss and Increased Energy

 

Eliminate caffeine
Incrementally reduce your caffeine intake over the next three weeks. Doing it slowly helps reduce withdrawal symptoms and gives your body time to adjust. Caffeine can overstimulate the adrenal gland and impact healthy hormonal function.

 

 

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**] Drink lots of fluids. The average person needs between 48 and 64 ounces of liquid each day. Extremely active people will require more. Any liquid counts toward your total, including liquid soups, fluid milk, and herbal teas, etc. But at least 60% of your daily intake should come from water, or unsweetened, non-cola beverages like water or herbal tea.

 

Assess your iodine needs
Check your diet against the recommendations for iodine. Are you getting enough? Are you getting too much? Ideally, your daily intake of iodine should be at least 150 micrograms, but not more than 1,100 micrograms. Adjust your diet accordingly.

 

Small, frequent meals
Eat smaller meals, more often to keep your blood sugar levels balanced throughout the day. Try to eat something within 40-60 minutes of getting up in the morning. Keep track of your energy levels, and time your meals to avoid sugar crashes.

 

 

Protein power

Ensure that every meal and snack contains healthy proteins to provide longer lasting hunger control and prevent blood sugar fluctuations.

 

Reduce carbohydrates
Reduce or eliminate any processed carbs and choose complex carbohydrates instead. Avoid eating processed things like white bread, or sugary carbs like cakes, pies, and pastries.

 

Avoid goitrogenics
Check over the list of foods to avoid, and foods to choose. Ensure you are cooking cruciferous vegetables and other goitrogenic foods, or eating them in very small quantities.

 

 

Fiber
Increase your intake of soluble and insoluble fibers, aiming for at least 15 grams of total fiber per day, up to 25 or 30 grams, depending on your gender and age. At least 10 grams of your daily fiber intake should be from soluble fiber.

 

[Fat
**]Eliminate “bad” fats from your diet and increase your intake of healthier fats. Add coconut oil to your dietary plan, using it to replace fats used in cooking.

 

Probiotics
Add yogurt, or a probiotic supplement to your daily regimen to promote healthy gut bacteria.

 

Supplements
Consider adding dietary supplements for selenium, zinc, copper, iron, and Vitamins A, D, and B complex.

 

 

The Whole Picture

 

As with any diet plan, the Hypothyroidism Diet is not magic. You still need to do your part. On the surface, weight loss is a simple formula of calories in vs. calories out. If you are using fewer calories than you consume, you will lose weight.

 

That’s where low thyroid function can play a big role. Since the thyroid regulates metabolism, hypothyroidism can mean reduced metabolic function – which means you won’t burn calories as efficiently as you should, or could. Supporting healthy thyroid function through a proper diet is just one part of the picture.

 

By following the Hypothyroidism Diet you are giving your body the fuel it needs to do its job, without putting a lot of junk in that gets in the way.

 

You can help it even more by taking some simple, commonsense steps to see increased results.

 

Assess your activity level and caloric needs honestly.

 

Reduce or eliminate sugary, calorie-dense, low-nutrient foods.

 

Reduce portion sizes to follow US dietary guidelines.

 

Increase your activity level.

 

All of these sound easy on the surface, but as anyone who has dieted and failed knows, reality is harder.

 

 

Activity Level and Caloric Needs

 

So many different factors go into determining how many calories your body needs to function. Age, weight, activity level, fitness level, all play a part. The following suggestions are based on USDA guidelines.

 

Women, age 26-55
Sedentary – 1,800 calories/day
Moderate – 2,000 calories/day
Active – 2,200 calories/day

 

Women, age 56 and up
Sedentary – 1,600 calories/day
Moderate – 1,800 calories/day
Active – 2,000 calories/day

 

Men, age 26-40
Sedentary – 2,400 calories/day
Moderate – 2,800 calories/day
Active – 3,000 calories/day

 

Men, age 41-60
Sedentary – 2,200 calories/day
Moderate – 2,600 calories/day
Active – 2,800 calories/day

 

Men, age 61 and up
Sedentary – 2,000 calories/day
Moderate – 2,200 calories/day
Active – 2,400 calories/day

 

These are simply guidelines, and if your metabolism has slowed, you may require even fewer calories at first until your metabolism kicks back into gear.

 

The old standard for weight loss was to cut your intake by 500 calories per day for a one-pound per week weight loss. While that simple formula is easy to remember, and works for many people, it may be too aggressive for some, and not aggressive enough for others.

 

It’s healthier to look at your current calorie intake vs output, and create a calorie deficit. If you are maintaining your weight by taking in 2,000 calories each day, then in order to lose weight you either need to reduce your calorie intake, increase your calorie output, or both.

 

For someone eating 2,000 calories each day, reducing their intake by 500 calories, or 25% of their total intake, could be an uncomfortable challenge. Instead, they could set a goal of a 15% reduction, or taking out 300 calories. A far more achievable goal. For a more aggressive approach, they could set their deficit at 20%, or 400 calories.

 

To make things even easier, increasing activity effectively increases your calorie deficit without reducing how many calories you take in. By burning more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. The added bonus to exercise is that it also helps create a long-term boost to your metabolism, and gives you more energy.

 

If your diet has been typical American fare, with some fast food and junk food thrown in here and there, simply following the Hypothyroidism Diet recommendations may be enough to create a significant calorie deficit, and since you’ll be increasing your fiber intake and eating multiple small meals, you may not even experience hunger.

 

 

Tackle Portion Sizes

 

Reducing your portion size will not only aid with weight loss, but it will help support healthy thyroid function as well. By reducing the peaks and valleys of insulin dump and sugar drops, the impact on the adrenal gland is reduced, as is the drain on the pituitary, and by default, the thyroid.

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If your body is not thrown into overdrive to process and deal with large amounts of nutrients coming in at once, it will function more smoothly, and efficiently.

 

Start your day with a small, healthy breakfast, and include protein-rich foods. After that, you’ll have to experiment to find what works for you. For many with blood sugar issues or low-thyroid function, the classic three-big-meals-a-day doesn’t work. If you find yourself crashing with low energy in the afternoons, or feeling hungry or irritable at points during the day, food may be the culprit.

 

You can try three meals, plus two snacks, or even five smaller meals. Whatever works to keep you feeling comfortable and balanced throughout the day.

 

Cut portion sizes according to how often you are eating, and eat only until you are comfortably full, without feeling stuffed. Overeating is not good for your waistline, or your thyroid. Ensure that you have both protein and fiber at each mealtime, and drink plenty of fluids with each meal. The combination of protein, fiber, and water will help keep you feeling full longer, and help your body digest and absorb nutrients at the proper pace.

 

 

Increase Activity

 

If you’re feeling sluggish, the suggestion of exercise might be met with less than enthusiasm. But getting up and getting moving will kick your body into gear and help boost your energy levels throughout the day.

 

If you regularly exercise, you will be less likely to experience those afternoon slumps, and your body will become more efficient at burning calories. Plus, you’ll be burning more calories every day. All of these are good things for weight loss.

 

You don’t have to go join the gym, or commit to a sweaty workout every day. Just as with reducing calories, slow, incremental changes are easiest, and produce the longest lasting results. Instead of trying to go from couch potato to marathon runner in one week, or even three, set simple, achievable goals for yourself.

 

 

Stretch every day
It doesn’t have to be a full yoga routine, but simple stretches are good for your body. They help limber up your muscles and joints and get you used to moving. Doing just 10 or 15 minutes of stretching every day will help you set a new routine for life.

 

30 Minutes/3 Times a Week
Commit to doing something active for 30 minutes, at least three times a week. That could mean taking a brisk walk around your neighborhood. Or it could mean 30 minutes on the stationary bike. Or 30 minutes of dancing. Or 30 minutes of old-fashioned calisthenics. Or 30 minutes of climbing up and down stairs. Whatever it is that will get you moving, do it three times a week, for thirty minutes at a time. It doesn’t even have to be hard, and fast. It just has to be more than what you are doing right now.

 

 

Aim for achievable

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You may not be ready for a 30 minute jog around your neighborhood, and trying to do it will lead to frustration and ultimately failure. But a 30 minute walk is totally doable, and instead of making you feel like a failure, you’ll feel accomplished.

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Set achievable goals, things you know you can and will do. Then celebrate doing them, and set new goals. By giving yourself goals you know you can attain, you’ll increase your confidence, and the likelihood that you will stick with your program and achieve success.

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Conclusion

Healthy Choices Lead to Healthy Living

 

By choosing to focus on healthy choices, instead of just on losing weight, you’re making a choice for life. If you try the Hypothyroidism Diet for three weeks, and actually follow the tips here, you will see results. And you will see them quickly.

 

How dramatic those results are will depend on a lot of things, including how much weight you have to lose, your current state of health, and what changes you made. Someone who already has a reasonably healthy diet, with only a few pounds to lose, may see minimal weight loss, but will feel the results in less tangible ways. Like more energy, or an easier time climbing that flight of stairs. Or fewer aches and pains. Or no more afternoon energy slumps.

 

Someone with more weight to lose, or whose diet is full of problem foods and sugary things will have far more dramatic results. They may see rapid weight loss, and a dramatic improvement in their energy levels, and how they feel over all.

 

Either way, you are making choices for a healthier you. The biggest benefits of the Hypothyroidism Diet is there really are no negatives that come along with it. You can still eat the same foods your family and friends eat. You can still go out to eat.

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The food choices are so widely varied that it’s easy to live with. No matter what your food preferences are, no matter what foods are available to you either in the grocery, or at a restaurant, or dinner with friends, you’ll find something you can eat and enjoy. The same cannot be said about most restrictive diets.

 

The foods are customizable to you. If you are not gluten sensitive, then there is no need to eliminate gluten-containing starches. Just choose the whole grain version of them instead of the processed version. If you don’t like a particular vegetable, don’t eat it. Stick with things you like.

 

The entire diet is based on finding the things that work for you. The only thing you really need to give up entirely is caffeine and similar stimulants. Because of their impact on the adrenal gland, stimulants can wreak havoc on the thyroid. For those who are already dealing with low-thyroid function, or who are very sensitive to thyroid hormone levels, stimulants can create a devastating cycle of highs and lows.

 

By the end of the first three weeks, you should be past the worst of the caffeine withdrawal, and already seeing the benefits in a more balanced energy level throughout the day.

 

 

The Final Word

 

Whether or not you’ve been tested for hypothyroid, this diet plan can help you lose weight and feel more energetic. You’ll be eating healthier foods that support a strong, functioning immune system, are good for heart health, and help establish and maintain healthy digestion. Plus you’re supporting healthy thyroid and adrenal function, to keep your body feeling its best.

 

By achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, and a healthy diet, you’re also decreasing your risk for developing diabetes, and lowering your risk of heart disease.

 

In just three weeks, you will have taken the first steps to a lifetime of healthier living. Studies show it takes 28 days to form a habit. In three weeks, you are almost there. Keep it up for just one more week, and your new routine will have become habit.

 

What to do then? Try increasing your activity to four times a week. Keep it simple, keep it achievable. Try it and see what happens. Whenever you try something new, or eliminate a bad habit, give it time, give it at least three weeks, to see if it’s working for you.

 

Try the Hypothyroidism Diet for three weeks. See what happens. See if you don’t lose weight, and feel more energetic throughout the day.

 


The Hypothyroidism Diet: Lose Your Kilos and Fight Exhaustion in Less than 3 Wee

Reduced thyroid function can cause a wide variety of symptoms, from weight gain to low energy level, and more. Learn how to manage your weight, lose pounds, and increase your energy without using caffeine. A simple, easily customized approach is outlined and includes an effective method for weaning yourself off caffeine, and checking yourself for gluten-sensitivity, as well as keeping your gut healthy with probiotics. The Hypothyroidism Diet is not as restrictive as it first sounds. The list of foods to avoid is fairly limited, and since it’s all about seeking balance, it leaves you free to find what works for you. There are foods that help promote healthy thyroid function, and help with weight loss and reducing fatigue.

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The Hypothyroidism Diet: Lose Your Kilos and Fight Exhaustion in Less than 3 Wee The Hypothyroidism Diet: Lose Your Kilos and Fight Exhaustion in Less than 3 Wee