Healthy diet, watching portion sizes and regular exercise – these are the ingredients to losing weight. However, it may not always be that simple. Those with hypothyroidism may find weight loss more difficult. Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid is found to be underactive, not producing enough of the thyroid hormone T3. T3 runs our bodies metabolism which helps the body lose weight.
The most important thing to do if you have hypothyroidism is to seek proper treatment. However, making a few dietary changes and staying active may help boost the likelihood of weight loss. Supplements such as a-drenal and i-throid assist your adrenals and thyroid with keeping in top shape. Here are our top tips for jump-starting weight loss with hypothyroidism:
Try out the Mediterranean diet.
The great thing about the Mediterranean diet? It’s fairly easy to follow. You won’t feel like you are depriving yourself since you’ll be able to enjoy healthy fats, carbs and protein on the diet.See our post here and here about the Mediterranean diet.
Take aDrenal and iThroid.
Supplements designed to help your adrenal glands and thyroid, exactly what you need if you have hypothyroidism. a-Drenal supports natural stress relief, promotes physical and mental energy and normalizes your cortisol levels. It works in conjuctions with i-throid to offer well-rounded thyroid support. I-Throid supports the healthy function of the thyroid gland, and supports the production of thyroid hormones. Take the two together to get the best results.
Gluten interferes with iodine uptake and suppresses thyroid function, which does not help those already struggling with thyroid issues.
Try out the vegan lifestyle
This means cutting out all animal-processed foods. If you are disciplined enough, you’ll find yourself losing weight fast. Some suggestions – peanut butter sandwiches on whole-grain bread; green salad with chickpeas; black bean burgers; lentil soup; vegan chili; hummus and pita; oatmeal and fruit, etc.
Cut out processed foods, simple cards and sugars.
Avoid salty, sugary, processed foods like chips and candy.
Eat anti-inflammatory foods.
Anti-inflammatory foods can help ease joint pain and depression – which can often result from hypothyroidism. Foods such as leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, fatty fish, nuts, fruit and olive oil all have anti-inflammatory properties.
Eat small portions, but often throughout the day.
Eating small and frequently will help get the metabolism revved up and keep you full more often.
Burn calories daily by staying active and getting regular exercise.